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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.

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July 10, 2020 — A recent article in the New York Times puts forth a vision of a New York City re-designed to prioritize people; not cars. The article highlights the...

Rising Seas Threaten an American Institution: The 30-Year Mortgage

June 26, 2020 — A recent article in the New York Times highlights the impact that climate change is having on American homeownership-- specifically, the risks of sea level rise and flooding are making banks warier of lending to homebuyers in vulnerable areas. Climate change risks have already begun to push down...

They Were Cleaning Up One Of America’s Most Polluted Neighborhoods. Then Came COVID-19.

June 19, 2020 — A recent article in HuffPost highlights West Oakland's struggle for cleaner air through a community-...

Estuary Magazine Highlights Climate Adaptation Projects Around the Bay Area

June 18, 2020 — A new special adaptation issue of San Francisco Estuary News, released today, explores climate adaptation projects in 12 counties around the Bay Area and the Delta. The issue highlights innovative resiliency projects...

Feds Seek Incentives to Encourage Driving - Employers Should Promote Tele-Commuting Instead

June 3, 2020 — The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in its latest guidelines for the re-opening of office buildings, has proposed that employers incentivize single-occupancy driving to reduce the spread of...

Santa Clara County Explores Expansion of Telecommuting Post-COVID 19

May 20, 2020 — On May 5th, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted to examine ways to continue to encourage telecommuting after the COVID-19 crisis ends,...

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