Termites Keep the Deserts from Spreading, Scientists Discover

February 6, 2015 10:42 AM

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The common perception on termites is not a very positive one. These tiny insects are often associated with destructive activities, such as devouring wooden things.

But a recent study shows that some termites are actually beneficial to the ecosystem. According to the scientists who conducted the study, termites can stop deserts from spreading in semi-arid regions, and also help the environment against the damaging effects of climate change.

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