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, 2021 — The Bay Area Regional Collaborative (BARC) mourns the passing of BARC Governing Board Member Anne W. Halsted on Saturday, March 13th after a long battle with cancer. Anne was a longstanding member of BARC and a fierce advocate for San Francisco, the city she loved, and the Bay Area region as a whole...
March 17, 2021 — Stinson Beach is launching a multi-year effort to create a sea level rise adaptation plan, as reported by the Marin Independent Journal. The plan would determine how and when the community, which is the most threatened on the Marin ocean coastline, can protect itself against sea levels that could...
March 8, 2021 — A recent article in CNN highlights how climate change is accelerating gentrification as wealthier people seek to move to neighborhoods of lower climate risk, such as those situated on higher elevation and less prone to floods. The article highlights gentrification in New Orleans since Hurricane...
February 22, 2021 — A recent New York Times article highlights the sobering findings from a new report by the First Street Foundation showing that the costs of federal flood insurance will need to increase significantly to cover the increasing risks posed by climate change. The report found that the National Flood...
January 25, 2021 — The Federal Emergency Management Agency aims to free up as much as $10 billion to build climate resiliency through existing grant programs through a budgeting maneuver which would count federal COVID spending towards a formula that allocates money towards climate programs, according to an article in...

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