California, the world's bread basket, is in the midst of a four-year drought - its worst in a scary-long time. What does it mean for the golden state, and could the same be in store for the rest of the U.S.?
The hot West, cold East divide continued for a second winter, but heat was the bigger story this year.
Climate change turned up the heat on California's drought, heat that could be a fixture by the 2030s.
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NASA's next Earth-observing satellite is scheduled to launch Saturday (Jan. 31), and it could vastly improve the way scientists monitor droughts around the world.
But by 2100, the southern part of the state will get more severe storms, hiking the risk of flooding.
Record heat is magnifying the effects of the state-wide drought, according to climate scientists from the University of Minnesota and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
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