News

We review local, regional and national news that touches on our work here at BARC. Whether it be renewable energy, rising sea levels, racial segregation or the changing landscape of new laws and new technologies that will shape our communities.

March 25, 2019 — A large community of policy stakeholders in the San Francisco Bay Area have been debating the risks and adaptive solutions to sea level rise. BARC shows up as a major regional hub. "While there is emerging agreement about the risks posed by sea level rise, a major challenge is the establishment of...
March 14, 2019 — More than half a million Californians and $150 billion in property are at risk of flooding along the coast by 2100 - equivalent to six percent of the state's GDP, the study found, and on par with Hurricane Katrina and some of the world's costliest disasters. Read the full article in the LA Times.
March 8, 2019 — Allison Brooks, BARC Executive Director, honors Corrina Gould and many other women on International Women's Day. "Last evening BARC was honored to host, among many esteemed guests, Corrina Gould, Spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of the Lisjan/Ohlone Tribe that have inhabited the East Bay...
March 6, 2019 — BARC Chair Farewell - by Frank Wasserman. I think we, all of us together, with the support of our BARC staff and our agency’s staff, have done a very good job for the past few years to make this agency effective. The Bay Area Regional Collaborative – an agency with a loud bark but no bite. And yet...
March 4, 2019 — Greta Moran, a Grist news fellow, covers transportation and greenhouse gases in her report. "Carbon-belching cars, trucks, and planes are now the greatest source of U.S. carbon emissions, a title held by power generation until 2017. It’s a sprawling problem that accounts for more than a quarter of...

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