Thursday, January 05, 2006

Earthworms Tell the Tale

Once again, the Philippines takes the lead with the latest earthworm news. If an area has been logged (not anywhere, just there), you'll see these particular worms in the forest. Not because the worms themselves are particularly attracted to logged areas--trees from coastal areas are transplanted to repopulate the area, and those trees have Brazilian worms in their roots. Got it? Good.

Oh, and these worms' "excretion becomes compact, which blocks the entry of water into the soil instead of facilitating it and helping reduce floods."

Where loggers go, Brazilian worms follow - INQ7.net

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