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The Bay Area Regional Collaborative, or BARC, works to collaborate and problem-solve for 21st century challenges that impact the Bay Area, including climate change and social and economic injustice.

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February 29, 2024 — A new study published in Nature Medicine looks directly at the human health impacts from severe weather like hurricanes, floods, and intense storms. Using Medicare records before and after weather disasters that incurred more than $1 billion of damages from 2011 to 2016, researchers found that six...
February 29, 2024 — The findings of recent study, published in Nature Cities , show that a multi-faceted strategy to address extreme urban heat can cool Saudi Arabia’s capital city, Riyadh, by up to 8.1°F. These strategies include a combination of highly reflective ‘super cool’ building materials, irrigated greenery...
February 22, 2024 — According to a new survey of nearly 130,000 people in 125 countries, nearly 70% of the global population would give up 1% of their household income to stop climate change, which is roughly congruent with the estimated cost of effective climate action. However, people also think just 43% of their...
February 22, 2024 — Energy researchers and modelers projected expected greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions associated with the Inflation Reduction Act when it was passed into law in 2022. They predicted by 2030 there would be 37-42% reduction from 2005 GHG levels. 18 months after the law’s passage, some of the...
February 15, 2024 — Trees not only make neighborhoods more beautiful, but they also provide measurable health benefits, including better air quality, lower temperatures, and increased community engagement. The City of Oakland is using state grant funding to help young people find jobs and pursue careers in climate...

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