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.

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Traffic and Pollution Plummet as U.S. Cities Shut Down for Coronavirus

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...

Trump Administration Presses Cities to Evict Homeowners from Flood Zones

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-...

A Crisis Right Now: San Francisco and Manila Face Rising Seas

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...

SF Water Board proposes policy changes to protect San Francisco Bay and Outlying Areas

January 24, 2020 — Today at the BARC Governing Board meeting, the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) announced proposed changes to the region's Water Quality Control Plan, known as the Basin Plan, to better protect shorelines from sea level rise, storm surges, and flooding. ...


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