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California Braces For Major Drought
KSBW Action News 8, January 2, 2014

California Braces For Major Drought

It's been one of the driest winters in recorded history in California and the most populous state in the country is bracing for severe water rationing.
2012 One Of Warmest Years On Record

2012 One Of Warmest Years On Record

Last year was one of the 10 warmest years on record, researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday. While the past 150 years have seen average temperatures rise 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit, 9 of the 10 hottest years on record have been since the 1990s—with 2012 ranking somewhere around 8 or 9.