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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.

June 8, 2023 — India Basin Waterfront Park, planned to open in 2026, will open 1.7 miles of contiguous open space along the waterfront to the public. Located at 900 Innes Avenue in India Basin, this park will include a new boathouse, recreational dock for fishing and kayaking, a bikeway and two public piers. The...
June 8, 2023 — Scientists warn of “unprecedented” levels of global heating due to worldwide all-time high release of greenhouse gas emissions. The established “carbon budget” which is amount of carbon dioxide that can be released into the atmosphere yet remain within 1.5C above pre-industrial temperatures, is in...
June 7, 2023 — Wildfires throughout Canada have displaced over 20,000 people and are making air quality hazardous in many of its major cities and in the US. Airports delayed flights due to visibility concerns in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. This summer projects to be the worst fire season in Canadian...
May 25, 2023 — A recent U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report concludes that the Environmental Protection Agency’s response to wildfire smoke is “ad hoc,” poorly resourced and muddled by a lack of coordination with other agencies. The new GAO report highlights how an “Exceptional Events” rule loophole...
May 25, 2023 — A research paper, coauthored by a scientist from the United States Geological Survey, indicates that coastal cities worldwide are subsiding under their own weight. Models show NYC sinking at a rate of 1-4 millimeters/year, parts of Delaware at up to 10 millimeters/year, and more drastically Jakarta...

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