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2013-01-15 09:57:12

U.S. government climate experts will announce new data on global temperature conditions in 2012 during a news teleconference at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 15.

United States Experienced Hottest Year On Record In 2012
2013-01-09 04:04:51

A mild winter followed by a long, sweltering summer with widespread drought made 2012 the warmest year on record for the continental United States, NOAA announced on Tuesday.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.