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San Diego adopts mandatory water limits

San Diego City Council voted unanimously Monday to shift from Stage 1 "drought watch" conditions to Stage 2 "drought alert" restrictions and instituted mandatory water restrictions amid California's historic drought.

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Hottest September ever for Earth, NOAA says

Last month again set a new mark for global heat. And meteorologists say Earth is now on pace to tie the hottest year ever recorded, or more likely, to break it.

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Storm passes dangerously close to Hawaiian island

The storm has been spinning on a parallel path southwest of the island chain for several days, and officials have opened emergency shelters and cancelled flights as precautions.

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