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 25, 2020 — An article published today in the New York Times highlights the severe shortage of face masks in the United States during the COVID-19 epidemic, underscoring the need for a resiliency-oriented system that invests in redundancy, rather than a system built only with market-based efficiency in mind....
March 23, 2020 — A recent New York Times article highlights how traffic congestion and air pollution levels have plummeted across the country's major metropolitan areas as cities shut down due to coronavirus-- an illustrative reminder of the impact of transportation on the environment. In the Bay Area, where 6.7...
March 11, 2020 — An article posted in the New York Times today describes the choice that cities facing rising sea levels must make: agree to use eminent domain to force people out of flood-prone homes, or forfeit federal funds for combatting climate change.  "Even as President Trump publicly dismisses the...
February 14, 2020 — An article in the New York Times highlights the shared threat that both San Francisco and Manila, in the Philippines, face due to rising sea levels, while highlighting the different sets of circumstances and decisions that have amplified the vulnerabilities in each city. "Manila allowed...
February 3, 2020 — An article in the Los Angeles Times today reported on the massive investments in climate change resilience that state lawmakers across the country are pursuing to mitigate the effects of natural disasters exacerbated by climate change, including wildfires, flooding, hurricanes, and droughts.  The...

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