Invasive Fire Ants Excavate Soil

Invasive Fire Ants Excavate Soil

Solenopsis invicta, the red imported fire ant, is a native to South America, the United States, Australia and China. 80 years ago, the red fire ants dug their nests from Georgia to Los Angeles. According to Professor Goldman, these invasive fire ants can dig into anything, and are especially good at excavating soil. Researchers used […]

Monarch Butterflies Disappearing

Monarch Butterflies Disappearing

Monarch butterflies are disappearing all over North America, a massacre that is worrying the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as almost a billion have disappeared since 1990. Farmers and homeowners all over the United States have been spraying herbicides on milkweed plants, essentially becoming responsible for the monarch butterfly’s massacre. By spraying the milkweed plant, […]

Termites Can Ward Off Deserts

Termites Can Ward Off Deserts

Termites have been discovered to hold back the movement and migration of deserts from disrupting farmland and semi-arid environments. Scientists explained that termites create oases of plant life from their mound habitats. These immense termite mounds have the ability to store nutrients and moisture which provide protection for the flora in the area. Their underground […]