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A kid tries to beat the heat in New Delhi on June 15. The changing climate is especially brutal in India. Temperatures are soaring. Asphalt roads are melting. People are dying. Nasir Kachroo/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Temps Have Topped 120 In India. How Are They Coping With The Heat Wave?

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Unless you replenish fluids, just an hour's hike in the heat or a 30-minute run might be enough to get mildly dehydrated, scientists say. RunPhoto/Getty Images hide caption

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Off Your Mental Game? You Could Be Mildly Dehydrated

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Warmer temperatures are making canola and possibly other brassica seedpods open too early, reducing crop yields. Andrew Davies/courtesy John Innes Centre hide caption

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Consumer advocates took to the streets of Phoenix recently to protest against an Arizona utility's efforts to bill customers using a so-called "demand charge." If approved, Arizona Public Service would be the first utility in the country to place most of its residential customers on that kind of rate plan. Will Stone/KJZZ hide caption

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Uber But For Energy: Utility Surge Pricing Threatens Summer Cool

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Construction workers pour concrete at 1 a.m. in Chandler, Ariz. Sarah Ventre/KJZZ hide caption

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When The Going Gets Hot, Construction Workers Get Nocturnal

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The National Weather Service has issued excessive heat warnings, designated in magenta, for parts of several states beginning Saturday and continuing until Tuesday. National Weather Service hide caption

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An Indian farmer sits Tuesday in his dried-up land in Gauribidanur village, in southern India's Karnataka state. More than 750 people have died in a heat wave that has swept across the country. Jagadeesh NV/EPA/Landov hide caption

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