Latest Pacific coast Stories

2014-06-06 08:22:05

· The Amanecer Solar CAP plant was developed, built and interconnected by SunEdison under an energy purchase agreement with CAP Group. It has 100 MW (megawatts) of installed capacity and is located in the municipality of Copiapo, in the Atacama Desert. SANTIAGO, Chile, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- President Michelle Bachelet of Chile inaugurated the Amanecer Solar CAP plant in Copiapo today; it is the largest photovoltaic solar power plant in Latin America and one of the largest...

2014-05-16 23:01:05

As Key Partner, ZOZI Teams Up With Quintessential San Francisco Event to Further Mission of Helping People Live More Active & Fulfilled Lives San Francisco (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 ZOZI, the leading brand helping people live more active lifestyles, has partnered with Bay to Breakers on its 103rd annual race through San Francisco. The event kicks off this Sunday, May 18, with 40,000 spirited participants and nearly 100,000 spectators hailing from the Bay Area and around the world. The 12K...

2014-03-17 08:30:35

VANCOUVER, March 17, 2014 /CNW/ - "The Canada-Korea Trade Agreement will help our producers to fulfil their potential and expand into new markets," says Chris Sporer, Executive Director of the Seafood Producers Association of British Columbia, the largest organization of wild seafood processing companies on Canada's Pacific coast. The BC wild seafood industry exports approximately 80% of its production. As an export industry, access to world seafood markets is one of the key things...

Tropical Storm Manuel's Amazing Rainfall Added Up
2013-09-17 13:18:08

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Tropical Storm Manuel dropped very heavy rains that caused floods and mudslides and took lives on Mexico's Pacific coast. Manuel's rainfall was captured and tallied from NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite known as TRMM. Tropical storm Manuel may have dissipated, but the storm dropped very heavy rainfall along Mexico's Pacific coast where 21 people have been reported killed due to flooding and landslides caused by extreme rainfall. At...

Bitter Cold Cloud Tops In Newborn Tropical Storm Carlotta Seen By NASA
2012-06-15 08:42:22

Bitter cold cloud tops tell forecasters that a storm has a lot of uplift, and the colder the cloud tops, the higher they are in the atmosphere, and the stronger the thunderstorms. NASA's Aqua satellite data showed that the cloud top temperatures in newborn Tropical Storm Carlotta became colder overnight and continue to grow colder as the low pressure area formerly known as System 94E strengthened into a tropical storm. Carlotta is even expected to strengthen further and become a hurricane....

2011-01-31 16:19:00

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Diamante Cabo San Lucas, a private oceanfront community on the Pacific Coast, announced today that the Diamante Dunes Course was named the #1 New International Golf Course in 2010 by Golf Magazine. The Dunes Course at Diamante is a brand-new 18 hole golf course designed by professional golfer and current U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III. The private golf facility also includes a state-of-the-art practice facility with private...

2010-11-01 14:08:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to popular demand, Crystal Cruises is offering luxury travelers more opportunities to explore California's coastal cities with two additional Pacific Coast voyages added to the fall 2011 calendar. Conveniently sailing round-trip from Los Angeles aboard Crystal Symphony, the seven-day "Coastal Escape" and "Pacific Sunsets" cruises feature Crystal's first ever itineraries with 2-day, 2-night overnight stays in San Francisco, plus visits to...

Latest Pacific coast Reference Libraries

2007-03-19 15:25:21

The Northern Alligator Lizard, Elgaria coerulea, is a medium-sized lizard that lives in the North American west cost. It occurs along the Pacific Coast and in the Rocky Mountains from southern British Columbia through Washington, northern Idaho and western Montana south through Oregon until the coastal range and the Sierra Nevada in central California. These lizards can attain a length of about 10 inches long with nearly 4 inches of it being the snout. They have a distinct skin fold on...

2005-06-14 12:38:35

The American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) is a large wader in the avocet and stilt family, Recurvirostridae. Adults have long legs, a rust head and neck, a long up-turned bill and a white lower body with a distinctive black and white pattern on the wing and back. Their breeding habitat includes marshes, prairie ponds, and shallow lakes in the mid-west and on the Pacific coast of North America. They nest in small groups on open ground, sometimes even with other waders. They are...

2005-06-14 09:04:12

The Clark's Grebe (Aechmophorus clarkia) is a North American member of the grebe family of water birds. Up until the 1980s, it was thought to be a pale morph of the Western Grebe, which it resembles in size, range, and behavior. Intermediates between the two species are known. The Clark's Grebe is black-and-white, with a long, slender, swan-like neck. It ranges in size from 22"-29". Among its distinguishing features is its bill, which is slightly upturned and bright yellow, whereas...

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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.