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2010-06-17 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- After a four-year legal battle surrounding ownership of a parcel of land that acted as a "set back cushion" required to run its Energia Costa Azul LNG plant in Baja California, MX in compliance with Mexican environmental and safety regulations, Sempra Energy, a San Diego-based energy company, has suffered a major legal blow, according to Ramon Eugenio Sanchez Ritchie, after a Mexican Circuit Court ruled against the company's claim to the land;...

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2009-10-14 09:13:58

Tropical Depression Patricia in the Eastern Pacific Ocean has now degenerated into a remnant low pressure area over the southernmost tip of Baja California. The circulation associated with the Patricia's clouds and showers had maximum sustained winds near 30 mph at the time of the National Hurricane Center's last advisory on Wednesday, October 14 at 5 a.m. EDT. At that time, Patricia's center was located just 15 miles east-southeast of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico. That's near 22.8...

2009-10-13 17:00:00

The nineteenth tropical cyclone of the Eastern Pacific formed over this past weekend, and strengthened into Tropical Storm Patricia. The GOES-11 satellite captured Patricia from her "birth" several hundred miles south of Baja California, to her track there today, Tuesday, October 13. The National Hurricane Center has posted a tropical storm warning for the southern portion of the Baja California peninsula from Buenavista to Agua Blanca, including Cabo San Lucas. A tropical storm warning means...

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2009-09-22 09:15:00

Ancient and bizarre fish named by California Academy of Sciences researchers New species are not just discovered in exotic locales"”even places as urban as California still yield discoveries of new plants and animals. Academy scientists recently named a new species of chimaera, an ancient and bizarre group of fishes distantly related to sharks, from the coast of Southern California and Baja California, Mexico. The new species, the Eastern Pacific black ghostshark (Hydrolagus...

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2009-09-01 16:55:00

It's unusual to see towering clouds that are created from smoke and fires, but that's what showed up in the latest satellite imagery from NASA, when also capturing powerful Hurricane Jimena and Tropical Depression Kevin in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Jimena's outer rainbands were already spreading over southern Baja California at 11 a.m. EDT. "I have never before seen the signature of a pyrocumulus cloud in the infrared channel which I use for hurricane imagery," said Ed Olsen of the...

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2009-08-27 11:20:00

 With the casting today (Wed., Aug. 26) of a 6.5-meter mirror in Arizona, Mexican and American astronomers have taken the first step toward creation of a major new telescope that will survey infrared objects in the northern sky with unprecedented sensitivity.The new mirror is destined for the planned San Pedro Mártir Telescope, which would be built at the San Pedro Mártir Observatory in Baja California, Mexico.When completed in 2017, the telescope will begin the Synoptic...

2009-07-17 19:52:00

TIJUANA, Mexico, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The following press release is being issued by Interchildren, Inc. In the aftermath of a horrific incident which occurred in Hermosillo, Mexico, where 40+ children perished in a childcare center fire, Mexican news, media and the government have created a war against childcare facility owners throughout Mexico. Zeta Tijuana, which normally goes after corrupt politicians, drug lords and the underworld, has now thrown childcare owners into the same...

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2009-06-17 09:15:00

Officials said Tuesday that France and Mexico are launching a joint observatory to unite scientific work on the environmental impact from humans and climate change on Mexico's coastlines. French and Mexican officials said that the Jacques Cousteau observatory will include bases in La Paz, on Mexico's northwestern Baja California peninsula, and in Merida in the Yucatan in southeast Mexico."Up to now, there's nothing comparable to this cooperation" anywhere in the world, French ambassador to...

2009-06-02 06:00:00

TIJUANA, Mexico, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Worker's Housing Fund Institute (Infonavit) and the housing developer Urbi signed an agreement for mutual collaboration to develop and implement the first Community Development Model for a Sustainable City in Valle Las Palmas, Tijuana Integral and Sustainable Urban Development (DUIS). This model collects the maintenance fee along with the monthly mortgage payment and transfers it to a Community Maintenance Fund managed by the...

2009-05-11 08:56:00

CORONADO, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- California American Water, which provides water service to residents of Coronado, Imperial Beach and parts of San Diego, announced today it has relocated its headquarters to Coronado. "We are pleased to welcome the California headquarters of our water utility to our city," said Coronado Mayor Casey Tanaka. "For 35 years California American Water has provided our residents with high-quality water service and we are pleased to have their staff join us...


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2007-03-13 09:46:38

The Silvertip shark, Carcharhinus albimarginatus, is a fairly large and slender shark found at or close to offshore remote island reefs. The Silvertip shark is named because of its white marking on all fins. The Silvertip shark is found near reefs at depths to about 2624.67 ft (800 m), mostly below 98.43 ft (30 m), in the Red Sea and along the coasts of East Africa, Madagascar, Seychelles, Aldabra Group, Mauritius and the Chagos Archipelago, off southern Japan to northern Australia and French...

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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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