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The Bay Area Regional Collaborative, or BARC, works to collaborate and problem-solve for 21st century challenges that impact the Bay Area, including climate change and social and economic injustice.

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September 8, 2021 — A recent article in the New York Times highlights the financial crises that small towns, particularly in low-income areas, are experiencing in the face of climate shocks. Without the financial ability to rebuild and recover from natural disasters, communities enter into a downward spiral of...
August 25, 2021 — A recent article in FastCompany highlights the troubling trend in U.S. Census data of people moving to areas of high climate risk -- such as the drought and heat-stricken Southwest or the flood-prone Florida coast-- rather away from them. The data, which show that climate change may not yet be top...
July 29, 2021 — A recent interactive article in NPR highlights the threat that rising sea levels are posing to Facebook and Google's multi-billion dollar Silicon Valley campuses, which both companies are continuing to expand. These campuses are located adjacent to some of Silicon Valley's only disadvantaged...
July 16, 2021 — An interactive article in the San Francisco Chronicle today highlights the North Bay's State Route 37, perhaps the stretch of highway in the Bay Area most threatened by rising sea levels. SR 37 is bellwether for the costly and complex issues the region will face as sea level rise, combined with high...
July 8, 2021 — The recent heat wave that scorched the Pacific Northwest would not have been possible without the influence of climate change, according to a new study reported on by Scientific American. The heat wave, which swept Washington, Oregon and British Columbia in late June, saw Seattle and Portland break...

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