Science 101: How do insects help the environment?

by: Gary Hevel

Although insects sometimes have a bad reputation, most are beneficial to humans and the environment, not detrimental. Without insects, the environment could not function as it does, yet few of us have considered how these numerous and varied organisms actually affect our lives.


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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 2/1/2005Volume 042Issue 05

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