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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.

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Cities are Flouting Flood Rules. The Cost: $1 Billion.

April 10, 2020 — A new article in the New York Times highlights the nearly quarter-million flood insurance policies that are in violation of a simple rule: if you want publicly-subsidized flood...

The Coronavirus Is a Preview of Our Climate-Change Future

April 8, 2020 — A recent article in New York Magazine highlights some of the future pandemics that climate change could potentially cause-- ones that, similarly to COVID-19, we are not well-...

New Research Links Air Pollution to Higher Coronavirus Death Rates

April 7, 2020 — A recent article in the New York Times highlights a new study showing that high levels of air pollution are associated with higher rates of death due to COVID-19. The study...

Rising seas threaten Bay Area economy, infrastructure, environment, says most detailed study yet

April 2, 2020 — A recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle highlights some of the findings of the recently-released Adapting to Rising Tides (ART) Bay Area report, the most detailed study yet on how...

New York State Proposes $3 Billion Bond for Climate Resiliency

April 1, 2020 — Despite the daunting threat posed by COVID-19, the State of New York is not putting climate resiliency on the backburner. A proposed $3 billion bond measure titled “Restore Mother Nature” highlights that - despite the current health and economic challenges being faced by COVID-19 -  lawmakers...

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