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2003 European heat wave

DEADLY HEAT   Climate change caused hundreds of heat-related deaths in London and Paris during the 2003 European heat wave, simulations suggest. Red regions experienced hotter July temperatures compared with those measured in 2001.

Cuscuta reflexa

VICIOUS VINE  One of the dodder vines, Cuscuta reflexa, twines over neighboring plants and sucks the life out of them — unless they have a wooden-stake gene.

birdsouthern yellow-billed hornbill

HOT TIMES  Heat can have hidden costs for birds. Something as simple as panting can chip away at a southern yellow-billed hornbill's ability to snag prey. 

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