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North Bay's Highway 37 Is Going to Be a Serious Climate Threat

April 16, 2019 — "How much longer can we have Highway 37 in the way that it is, without preparing for sea level rise?" wonders Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael. That future is coming at us fast, with rising sea levels, high tides and extreme weather events. At the current pace of global warming, in...

The Governance of Sea Level Rise in the San Francisco Bay Area: results from a survey of stakeholders

March 25, 2019 — A large community of policy stakeholders in the San Francisco Bay Area have been debating the risks and adaptive solutions to sea level rise. BARC shows up as a major regional hub. "While there is emerging agreement about the risks posed by sea level rise, a major challenge is the...

Destruction from sea level rise in California could exceed worst wildfires and earthquakes, new research shows

March 14, 2019 — More than half a million Californians and $150 billion in property are at risk of flooding along the coast by 2100 - equivalent to six percent of the state's GDP, the study found, and on par with Hurricane Katrina and some of the world's costliest disasters....

BARC Executive Director honors Corrina Gould and salutes International Women's Day...

March 8, 2019 — Allison Brooks, BARC Executive Director, honors Corrina Gould and many other women on International Women's Day. "Last evening BARC was honored to host, among many esteemed guests, Corrina Gould, Spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of the Lisjan/Ohlone Tribe that have...

Zack Wasserman, Chair of BARC, passes the gavel to our next chair, and emphasizes the importance of being a regional steward

March 6, 2019 — BARC Chair Farewell - by Frank Wasserman.   I think we, all of us together, with the support of our BARC staff and our agency’s staff, have done a very good job for the past few years to make this agency effective. The Bay Area Regional Collaborative –...


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