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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.

February 9, 2024 — The recent atmospheric river storm events are a reminder that many urban stormwater systems are outdated for the expected future of more intense storms. Surface level climate adaptation measures like levees and sea walls are designed to withstand 50- or 100-year floods that have a small chance of...
February 9, 2024 — Atmospheric rivers occur all over the world, forming narrow channels of intense moisture transport in the sky. They start over warm water, typically tropical oceans, and are guided toward the coast by low-level jet streams ahead of cold fronts of extratropical cyclones. Along California, the Pacific...
February 1, 2024 — Conservation meets climate resilience in Monterey Bay. A recently published study of monitoring of the Monterey Bay Elkhorn Slough estuary shows that despite sea level rise and other stresses, a restored sea otter population is slowing erosion of salt marsh edges. Predator-exclusion experiments...
February 1, 2024 — Peter Gleick, hydroclimatologist, author, and senior fellow at the Pacific Institute in Oakland, opines that recent mega-storms show the immediate need to dramatically scale-up efforts to prepare California for both flooding and drought. We must adapt California’s water infrastructure to a current...
January 24, 2024 — Cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is critical to mitigating the effects of global climate change. The fundamental challenge for the world’s nations is setting and achieving GHG emission reduction targets. This not only requires governmental policy and economic paradigm shifts, but also...

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