Southeastern Virginia Community Forges ahead to Mitigate Projected Rise in Sea Levels

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Hampton, Va., home of Langley AFB and the former Fort Monroe, is on the front lines of the battle against rising sea levels. Water levels in the Hampton Roads region are expected to rise by up to five feet, while the land sinks up to 7.5 inches, by 2100, a net rise which tops the rate of any place on the East Coast. But the city has taken multiple steps to prepare for one of the most conspicuous effects of climate change, reports the Washington Post.Hampton now requires first floors of new buildings to be three feet higher than the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requirement. Officials also are considering installing pervious pavement for sidewalks and parking lots, which will allow standing water to drain into the ground slowly. The city purchased and demolished 18 frequently flooded homes before converting the tract into a large drainage area that also provides a marsh habitat for wildlife and native plants. A plan to elevate more than 35 homes, partially supported by FEMA, is under way as well. And over the next five years, the city is investing $26 million in water quality projects to slow erosion and reduce tidal surges.Next month, Hampton will release a plan for adding more resilient infrastructure to a waterway which leads from the James River to Langley AFB, in an effort to mitigate the impact of flooding throughout the city’s core.Washington Post photo by Vicki Cronis-Nohelast_img read more

One Take MØ On Kim Gordon Sonic Youth Denmark

first_img Watch: One Take With Dorothy One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto Watch One Take With Little Big Town Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal Email Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take Watch: One Take With Lights MØ released her debut studio album, No Mythologies To Follow, in 2014 and since then she’s collaborated and performed with artists such as Iggy Azalea, Elliphant, Charlie XCX, and Diplo. Most recently, the 29-year-old released her second EP, When I Was Young, in fall 2017.In between her musical endeavors, MØ sat down with us to play One Take, GRAMMY.com’s video series featuring artists answering rapid-fire questions about music, life and everything in between in just one minute.In this installment, find out how many questions MØ can answer in 60 just seconds. You’ll learn her favorite place to listen to music, the best live show she’s ever seen and what she misses most about Denmark when she isn’t there, in addition to a lot of love for Kim Gordon and Sonic Youth. Watch One Take With Afrojack The Danish pop singer/songwriter dishes new intel during our One Take challenge, including her bucket-list artist collaboration, favorite place to listen to music and moreRenée FabianGRAMMYs Mar 7, 2018 – 2:50 pm Remember that arresting voice in Major Lazer and DJ Snake’s Top 5 hit “Lean On” that delivered the dance tune’s melody? So do we: It was Danish singer/songwriter/producer MØ. One Take With Grupo Fantasma One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff Watch One Take With Afrojack Watch One Take With Marian Hill Prev Next One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry Watch One Take With MØ one-take-m%C3%B8-kim-gordon-sonic-youth-denmark Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Watch One Take With Julia Michaels One Take With Demo Taped One Take With Amber Rubarth Watch: One Take With Lights One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves One Take With Grupo Fantasma Watch: One Take With MØ Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark Watch: One Take With MØ Watch: One Take With Lights One Take With Demo Taped Watch One Take With Nick Cannon Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton Watch: One Take With Pronoun One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff Watch One Take With Logic Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark Watch: One Take With MØ Watch: One Take With Pronoun Watch One Take With Afrojack One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto One Take With The Mrs Watch One Take With Nick Cannon One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves One Take: MØ On Kim Gordon, Sonic Youth & Denmark Twitter Watch One Take With Little Big Town Watch One Take With Nick Cannon Watch One Take With Julia Michaels One Take With The Mrscenter_img Watch: One Take With Khalid One Take With Grupo Fantasma Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan Watch One Take With Marian Hill One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto Facebook Watch One Take With Logic Watch One Take With Halestorm Watch One Take With Halestorm Watch One Take With Superfruit One Take With Amber Rubarth One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves One Take One Take With Producer Greg Wells Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take Watch One Take With Logic Watch One Take With Julia Michaels Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton Watch One Take With Superfruit Watch One Take With Little Big Town One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff One Take With Le Butcherettes One Take With Demo Taped One Take With Le Butcherettes One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley Watch One Take With Superfruit One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat Watch: One Take With Khalid Watch: One Take With Dorothy One Take With Producer Greg Wells Watch: One Take With Pronoun One Take With Le Butcherettes One Take With The Mrs One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat Watch One Take With Halestorm Watch: One Take With Khalid One Take With Producer Greg Wells NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Mar 7, 2018 – 2:49 pm Watch: One Take With MØ Watch: One Take With Dorothy Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry Watch One Take With Marian Hill One Take With Amber Rubarth News last_img read more

Volvo Trucks is working out how to turn a profit with autonomy

first_img Autonomous Vehicles Car Industry Enlarge ImageUnlike most autonomous vehicle developers, Volvo Trucks has found out how to put its Vera to work and make money doing it. Volvo Trucks We’ve covered Volvo Trucks’ autonomous Vera platform before, but now, we’re getting a better idea of how Volvo is managing its relationships with its pilot program customers and how it plans to make money from an emerging technology, thanks to a report published Wednesday by Reuters.So, just as a refresher, Vera is a fully autonomous, electric semi-truck that is being targeted (at least initially) at a particular kind of short-haul trucking called drayage. These drayage jobs are short, repetitive and often done without ever driving on a public road. It’s kind of a best-case scenario for self-driving technology right now.”There’s a lot of uncertainties, and that’s why we believe the right way to develop autonomous is with commercial pilots where we partner up with customers, go for real implementations, and learn from that,” said Sasko Cuklev, Volvo Trucks’ autonomous solutions director, in a statement to Reuters.Volvo has already lined up its first commercial pilot program with a company in Norway called Broennoey Kalk AS, in which the Vera truck will shuttle limestone from a mine to a nearby port. Volvo will be responsible for not only providing the trucks, but also setting up the infrastructure which includes a monitoring tower, a remote driver and vehicle charging, as well as providing maintenance and insurance. In turn, Broennoey will pay Volvo per ton of limestone transported. It’s kind of like a cross between a car subscription program and a usage-based insurance program.This makes the operation low-risk for the client since it’s not paying for work that’s not being done, and Volvo is making money during what would typically be another test phase for an already expensive-to-run program. It’s kind of brilliant.The pilot program with Broennoey Kalk AS is set to begin in the winter of 2019. Volvo 12 Photos Volvo’s new self-driving truck teams up to fight inefficiency 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Volvo Tags 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous The Iron Knight is the coolest Volvo you’ll never be able to buy Now playing: Watch this: 3:01 0 More From Roadshow Post a comment 2019 Audi Q3 second drive: More for the masses Share your voicelast_img read more

Sensex spurts on Economic Surveys optimistic projection for FY17

first_imgIndian stock markets, which had trimmed the morning session gains during the afternoon trade on Friday, were up almost one percent after the government tabled the Economic Survey 2015-2016, projecting a GDP growth rate for 2016-2017 in the range of 7 to 7.75 percent. The S&P BSE Sensex was trading at 23,203, with a gain of 226 points, or 0.99 percent, at around 1.45 p.m.The biggest Sensex gainer was India’s largest lender State Bank of India, which was trading at Rs 155, up 4.11 percent; state-owned miner Coal India, Larsen & Toubro, NTPC, BHEL and Axis Bank were also trading with a gain of 2 to 3.40 percent.On the NSE, the 50-scrip Nifty was trading with a similar gain of about one percent at 7,040, after slipping below the psychological mark of 7,000 during the afternoon trade. Most of the sectoral indices were up, except for auto. The rupee, which opened lower at 68.73 and plunged to 68.79 to the US dollar, recovered and was trading at about 68.71, though not far away from its all-time low of 68.85 hit in August 2013.”The intra-day range is seen between 68.60-68.85 levels,” IFA Global said in its note on Friday.The yield on the Indian 10-year benchmark 7.72% maturing 2025 had risen to to 8.07% on account of system-wide liquidity shortfall, but eased later after the survey was tabled in Parliament.On Friday, the government’s Economic Survey 2015-2016 forecast the economy to grow between 7 and 7.75 percent in FY2017, almost flat from the advance estimate of 7.6 percent for the current year released last month.last_img read more