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 19, 2024 — America's first commercial-scale offshore wind farm, South Fork Wind, is officially open 35 miles off the coast of Montauk Point, New York. It can generate 132 megawatts of offshore wind energy to power more than 70,000 homes. Offshore wind remains a key strategy in transitioning to a carbon-free...
March 13, 2024 — According to a new study recently published in Nature, the oil and gas industry may be emitting about three-times the amount of methane than government estimates show. Methane is among the greenhouse gasses heating the planet, and is far more potent than carbon dioxide. Researchers, from Stanford...
March 13, 2024 — The city of Berkeley will purchase and transfer the Spenger’s Restaurant parking lot property in West Berkeley to Sogorea Te’ Land Trust. After a recent settlement agreement, Berkeley City Council unanimously approved the purchase, making Berkeley among the first in the country to outright return...
March 8, 2024 — In this opinion piece from POLITICO, the writer suggests that rather than leading with data and science to promote climate action and public support, climate resilience advocates should lead with issues people care most about like the economy and housing with climate co-benefits embedded in the...
March 8, 2024 — The U.S. Navy has acknowledged that in just over a decade, potentially toxic groundwater could surface at a Superfund site at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco. The report comes as the city plans to build thousands of homes, retail, and over 340 acres of parks and open space at a highly...

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