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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.

August 13, 2019 — In an article published today, the Washington Post presented an analysis of temperature data across the Lower 48 states, finding that major areas are nearing or have already crossed the critical 2 degree Celsius threshold of temperature increase. In these areas, residents are already feeling the...
July 17, 2019 — In a unanimous vote on Tuesday night, Berkeley became the first city in the U.S. to ban natural gas connections in new buildings. Beginning in 2020, all new buildings in Berkeley, including commercial and residential construction, will be all-electric, with certain temporary exemptions for specific...
July 8, 2019 — In this article, the New York Times highlights the climate policies that California and New York are undertaking at the state level, which are among the most ambitious in the world. Both states seek to slash greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to nearly zero in three decades. In both states...
July 7, 2019 — A new article in the Los Angeles Times describes the effects that sea level rise is having on California coastal communities. Sea level rise of greater than 9 feet could occur by the end of this century, in comparison with less than 9 inches in the last 100 years. Several Bay Area cities and towns...
May 31, 2019 — Los Angeles fire season is beginning again and we are all on watch in the state of California. "Fires ignite randomly — downed power lines, out-of-control campsites — and so they are hard to predict. It is expected that by 2050 the area burned each year by forest fires across the western United...

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