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2012-11-08 04:00:39

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly. redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from November 7: Low pressure moving along the East Coast brought more headaches to the region as they are still trying to recover from Sandy. They are now dealing with new power outages due to the high winds near 50mph along with cold air which created some significant snowfall totals along the coast from New York northward into Boston. The West...

California No Stranger To Severe Weather
2012-11-02 11:06:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, climatologists from the University of California at Merced are warning that the West Coast could be in line for a superstorm of its own. “We can see very big storms, and there are a couple of issues related to climate change to think about,” said Roger Bales, director of the Sierra Nevada Research Institute at UC Merced. “Most of our biggest storms are snow storms, which builds up...

2012-10-17 15:06:55

NASA's Aqua satellite captured a stunning image of Hurricane Paul in the eastern Pacific Ocean that revealed Mexico's Socorro Island was just outside of Paul's eye. Now, Paul is expected to track along the Baja California coast, triggering more warnings. Hurricane Paul is stirring up rough seas in the eastern Pacific Ocean and warnings are posted along Baja California. A hurricane warning is in effect for the west coast of Baja California from Santa Fe northward to Punta Abreojos. A...

2012-09-29 23:00:53

With a new location on the West Coast, Treatment USA continues to help countless people in need of addiction treatment across the nation. (Source: http://www.treatmentusa.com/) Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 28, 2012 Treatment USA, one of the top addiction treatment center referral services in the US, recently opened a new location in Las Vegas to expand its reach to the West Coast. As a much needed service for families and individuals seeking addiction treatment that fits their needs,...

2012-09-20 23:02:21

“Fast and Furious” isn´t just a movie title; it´s a phrase being used to describe whittling your waistline in a matter of just weeks, thanks to InShapeMD®. As one of the nation´s fastest-growing anti-aging & medical weight loss franchises, InShapeMD® has now spread to the northern West Coast with the newest locations slated to open in Portland, Vancouver, Gresham, and Redmond before the end of 2012. Washington & Oregon (PRWEB) September 20, 2012...

Conservation Groups Want Protection For California Sharks
2012-08-14 14:24:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the Discovery Channel kicks off its annual Shark Week, conservation groups are petitioning the government to protect the ferocious ocean predators living off the coast of California. Citing a declining population, Oceana, The Center for Biological Diversity, and SharkStewards filed a scientific petition with the National Marine Fisheries Service seeking to protect great white sharks living off the West Coast under the Endangered...

2012-08-10 23:02:32

Leading .NET enterprise web content management vendor, Elcom, announces the opening of its new West Coast offices in San Francisco, USA. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 10, 2012 18 months after Elcom expanded into North America with an office in New York; the company today announced the opening of a new office in San Francisco, California. As a result of Elcom´s successful growth in the market, the office will support Elcom´s expanding operations in the West Coast of the United...


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The California Current
2012-07-17 13:37:35

The California current runs north to south along the West Coast of the United States. This current has huge impacts on the weather along the west coast. Along California this current is responsible for extensive Marine Fog layers every day during the summer, especially when the land is warmer than the waters along the coast. Also in the California area this current keeps the coastal cities cooler such as San Diego. In the Northwest along the coast of Seattle this current is responsible for...

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2009-04-28 15:44:30

Brodiaea coronaria or Crown Brodiaea is indigenous to the west coast of North America growing in mountains and prairies. Blooming perennially this herb sprouts from a corm and produces tall flowers reaching nearly 10 inches in height with small stems bearing blooms that are similar to lilies. Each tubular flower opens into a corolla of six lobes each just over one inch in length boast a bright purple coloring along with three centrally located stamens and satminodes.

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2006-02-21 16:25:08

The Peruvian Pelican (Pelecanus thagus) is a member of the pelican family which lives on the west coast of South America, from Lobos de Tierra Island in Peru to Pupuya Islet in Chile. These birds are dark in color with a white stripe from the top of the bill, up to the crown and down the sides of the neck. Also, they have tufted feathers on the top of their heads. The main breeding season occurs from September to March. Females usually lay two or three eggs which are incubated for...

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2006-02-21 06:14:22

The Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) is a large sparrow and the sole member of the genus Passerella. Adults of this bird are heavily spotted and streaked underneath. In eastern and northern birds, the upper parts, wings, rump and tail are rusty and the underparts are white with streaks rusty to dark brown. Western birds have dark brown upperparts and dark brown streaks underneath. In some regions, western birds may have grey on the head and back. Their breeding habitat is wooded areas...

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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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