News bites: Oil imports keep falling, US temps rising, and more

U.S. oil imports are heading for a 25-year low, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The New York Times looks at challenges ahead for wind-power developers.

Time magazine looks closely at new federal data showing that 2012 was the hottest year on record in the U.S.

The Associated Press has the latest on Deepwater Horizon rig owner Transocean’s settlement with the Justice Department over the BP oil spill.

Reuters reports a $1 billion deal to ship crude oil by rail from North Dakota’s booming Bakken formation.