Impact of 2012 summer heat

Published On: Jul 12 2012 10:41:47 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 18 2012 11:07:15 AM EDT

The first eight months of 2012 have been the hottest ever recorded in the continental U.S., according to the National Climatic Data Center. Check out some of the ways the extreme heat has affected the U.S.

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Stockpiles of corn have fallen 48 percent from March to June this year because of the heat, reported Time magazine. The percentage of the corn crop with top-quality ratings was 48 percent as of July 1, compared with 69 percent a year ago.

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