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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.

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 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...
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...

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