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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Berkeley becomes first U.S. city to ban natural gas connections in new buildings

July 17, 2019 — In a unanimous vote on Tuesday night, Berkeley became the first city in the U.S. to ban natural gas connections in new buildings. Beginning in 2020, all new buildings in Berkeley...

It’s New York vs. California in a New Climate Race. Who Will Win?

July 8, 2019 — In this article, the New York Times highlights the climate policies that California and New York are undertaking at the state level, which are among the most ambitious in the world. Both states seek to...

The California coast is disappearing under the rising sea. Our choices are grim.

July 7, 2019 — A new article in the Los Angeles Times describes the effects that sea level rise is having on California coastal communities. Sea level rise of greater than 9 feet could occur by the end of this century, in...

Los Angeles Fire Season Is Beginning Again. And It Will Never End. A bulletin from our climate future.

May 31, 2019 — Los Angeles fire season is beginning again and we are all on watch in the state of California. "Fires ignite randomly — downed power lines, out-of-control campsites — and so they are hard to predict. It is expected that by 2050 the area burned each year by forest fires across the western...

Released today: A blueprint for rising SF Bay area tides

May 2, 2019 — Scientists report that 4,100 homes in San Mateo County and nearly 4,400 in Marin County could be underwater by 2045. A blueprint called the "SF Bay Shoreline Adaption Atlas" was released today that outlines how communities should combat sea-level rise. It's predicted that this report will become...


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