Researchers find termites help grasslands from desertification and climate change

February 7, 2015 1:35 PM

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Researchers find termites help grasslands from desertification and climate change

A new study has emerged to show that termites prevent desertification and resultant climate change by buffering grasslands from arid lands and aerating the soil to boost its fertility and usefulness to man, animals, and insects alike.

Most termites build mounds in grasslands of Africa, South America, and Australia, and scientists now find that their natural activities assist climate-prone grasslands from suffering the impacts of regional climate change – momentarily anyway. The underground activities serve to protect the vegetati...

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