The new line of attack on climate science in the age of megafires

Every morning, wildland firefighters gather around radios to listen to the weather forecast. This summer, I was part of the team that fought a fire near Big Sur. When I heard the staticky voice announce that temperatures would exceed 105 degrees, the forecast sounded like a death sentence.



a close up of clouds in front of a sunset: The August Complex fire burns near Lake Pillsbury in the Mendocino National Forest on Sept. 16. By Oct. 5, it had burned more than 1 million acres. (Noah Berger/Associated Press )


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The August Complex fire burns near Lake Pillsbury in the Mendocino National Forest on Sept. 16. By Oct. 5, it had burned more than 1 million acres. (Noah Berger/Associated Press )

Across California, unprecedented heat has made wildfires more difficult to predict and control. During the heat wave in Big Sur, the fire, which had been 40% contained at 30,000 acres, tripled in size in a matter of days. It has now burned nearly 125,000 acres.

Fighting wildfire involves hauling heavy packs and tools up mountains. Record heat makes this work more difficult and dangerous. After

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Blue Origin’s New Shepard Rocket Launches a New Line of Business

West Texas is not quite like the moon. But it can serve as a handy stand-in.

On Tuesday, Blue Origin, the rocket company started by Jeffrey P. Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon, launched — and landed — its small New Shepard rocket and capsule for the 13th time as part of tests to verify safety before any passengers climb aboard.

One day, this will be New Shepard’s main business: flying well-to-do people above the 62-mile altitude generally considered the beginning of outer space where they will experience a few minutes of weightlessness as the capsule arcs.

Blue Origin is not a new company — Mr. Bezos founded it in 2000 — but for most of its existence, it operated in secret without generating much revenue. Three years ago, Mr. Bezos said he was selling a billion dollars a year in Amazon stock to finance Blue Origin’s research and development.

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Apple Launches iPhone 12 Line With 5G Speeds, New Screens

(Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. unveiled its latest range of iPhones, a product line that Wall Street expects will kick off a new cycle of sales growth for the world’s largest technology company.

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At a virtual event on Tuesday, the company showed off the iPhone 12 in black, red, blue, green and white with a 6.1-inch screen. It starts at $799. A smaller version, the iPhone 12 mini, costs $699. The phones use aluminum sides.

There’s also an iPhone 12 Pro, starting at $999 and a iPhone 12 Pro Max that costs at least $1,099, both with stainless steel edges. The Max has a 6.7-inch (17 cm) screen, Apple’s largest ever, while the regular Pro has a 6.1-inch display. They come in blue, gold, graphite or silver.

Some analysts praised Apple’s pricing strategy, especially the $699 mini handset which may entice users with older, smaller iPhones to upgrade.

“The

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Dr. Zenovia Skincare, A Hormonal Dermatology Line Featuring Medical-Grade Technology, Launches At Sephora

Dr. Zenovia Skincare joins the market as part of the Topix portfolio. Topix has been a long-time partner of the line’s namesake developer, Dr. Zenovia, a board-certified dermatologist and founder of ZENA Medical in Newport Beach, California. A global pioneer in the field of Hormonal Dermatology, Dr. Zenovia was inspired to formulate the first line designed to combat hormonally imbalanced skin after several years of closely examining thousands of women of all skin types, their hormonal fluctuations and the impact of these fluctuations and estrogen deficiencies on skin health. Her breakthrough studies ultimately led to the creation of the proprietary REG-ulate360 Complex™, the first-ever dermatologist-developed skincare technology to help holistically address the appearance of hormone-impacted skin.

“I knew developing this line was extremely relevant and timely, especially as studies revealed 80% of women suffer from issues due to hormonal imbalance,” said Dr. Zenovia. “Every product is formulated with research-proven

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North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech odds, line: 2020 college football picks, predictions from model on 20-3 run

The No. 8 North Carolina Tar Heels will host the No. 19 Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday at noon ET in an ACC battle at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Both programs are off to 2-0 starts on the season by are 1-1 against the spread in those two games. This is the 42nd all-time meeting between the two teams and Virginia Tech has a comfortable 24-11-6 edge in the series.

However, the Tar Heels appear to be turning the corner in their second season under Mack Brown and these teams put on a show in 2019 with Virginia Tech winning a 43-41 shootout. This time around, the Tar Heels are four-point favorites with the over-under for total points at 58.5 in the latest North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech odds from William Hill. Before making any Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection

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UTEP vs. Louisiana Tech odds, line: 2020 college football picks, Week 6 predictions from advanced model

A Conference USA battle is on tap between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and the UTEP Miners at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Joe Aillet Stadium. Louisiana Tech is 2-1 overall and 1-0 at home, while UTEP is 3-1 overall and 1-1 on the road. Louisiana Tech enters Saturday’s showdown with a 12-3 record in its last 15 games. UTEP, meanwhile, is just 2-18 in its last 20 games on the road.

The Bulldogs are favored by 14-points in the latest Louisiana Tech vs. UTEP odds from William Hill, and the over-under is set at 53.5. Before entering any UTEP vs. Louisiana Tech picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $4,200 for $100

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Louisville vs. Georgia Tech odds, line: 2020 college football picks, predictions from proven model on 20-3 run

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets aim to snap a two-game losing skid when they host the Louisville Cardinals on Friday evening. Georgia Tech opened the season with a strong win over Florida State, but the Yellow Jackets suffered back-to-back losses before an open date last week. Louisville’s journey has been similar, with a season-opening win over Western Kentucky before losses to Miami (FL) and Pittsburgh in ACC play. 

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. William Hill lists the Cardinals as five-point road favorites in Atlanta, down half a point from the opener, in the latest Louisville vs. Georgia Tech odds. The over-under is set at 65. Before making any Georgia Tech vs. Louisville picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a

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Curaleaf Expands Product Line Featuring Fast Acting Nanoemulsion Technology with NANO Drops

Curaleaf NANO Drops Make National Debut in Florida

WAKEFIELD, Mass., Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) (“Curaleaf” or the “Company”), a leading vertically integrated cannabis operator in the United States, today unveiled Curaleaf NANO Drops, a new addition to its lineup of products utilizing nanoemulsion technology. The Company, whose Select brand recently reached $1 million in sales in just one month in Florida, has launched a new precision-calibrated sublingual tincture which is infused with small, water-soluble cannabinoids, resulting in a faster, more efficient cannabinoid delivery system.

“Curaleaf NANO Drops are unique in their versatility and offer a great alternative for customers interested in a faster onset and more efficient dosing product,” said Joe Bayern, President of Curaleaf. “After the successful launch of Curaleaf Sublingual Tablets, we are excited to expand our portfolio of products utilizing this technology to bring customers

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Louisville vs. Georgia Tech odds, line: 2020 college football picks, predictions from model on 20-3 run

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will host the Louisville Cardinals in an ACC matchup on Friday evening. Both teams enjoyed open dates last week, setting the stage for a matchup of well-rested clubs. Georgia Tech is 1-2 on the young season, toppling Florida State and losing to UCF and Syracuse. Louisville won its season opener over Western Kentucky before losing to Miami (FL) and Pittsburgh.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET in Atlanta. William Hill lists the Cardinals as 4.5-point road favorites, down a point from the opener, while the over-under is set at 64 in the latest Louisville vs. Georgia Tech odds. Before making any Georgia Tech vs. Louisville picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of

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Technology Association of Georgia Announces Converge Line Up

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 8, 2020–

Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) expands keynotes, announces compelling content sessions and issues call for nominations for its annual Diversity and Inclusion awards for Converge, which takes place Nov 9 – 10, 2020.

Converge is a summit for dialogue and education that convenes influencers in the emerging tech workforce culture. Converge will highlight strategies, actions and measurement techniques companies and organizations of all sizes can utilize to foster inclusion and innovation. The summit will also highlight trailblazers who are creating a powerful ethos across the technology community to keep companies globally competitive and drive innovation and Georgia’s economy.

Four Powerful Keynotes Over 2 Days
Ralph de la Vega
, founder and chairman of the De La Vega Group and former Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc. and CEO of Business Solutions & International joins Vernice “Fly Girl” Armour, America’s first African American female combat pilot

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