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Parasites may get nastier with climate swings: study

By Alister Doyle, Aug 12, 2012

Parasites look set to become more virulent because of climate change, according to a study showing that frogs suffer more infections from a fungus when exposed to unexpected swings in temperatures.

Parasites, which include tapeworms, the tiny organisms that cause malaria and funguses, may be more nimble at adapting to climatic shifts than the animals they live on since they are smaller and grow more quickly, scientists said.

Compressed air cars - can they really work for commuters?

By now, most thinking people know there's got to be a solution to the oil problem. Not only is oil a dirty fuel that pollutes the environment, it's also expensive and has been the cause of war or really the killing of other members of our species.