Earthworms

Two new earthworm species found in Kerala

Two new earthworm species found in Kerala

In addition to the new species belonging to the primitive family Moniligastridae, the scientists also report the occurrence of five species of the same genus that have not previously been recorded from the state.

Aug 19, 2017, 15:38 PM IST

Shiv Sena says Congress leaders 'earthworms', they dub it 'cobra'

The Shiv Sena on Monday dubbed Congress leaders Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil and his father "earthworms", following which they retaliated by calling the Shiv Sena a "black cobra" and questioned its chief's credentials.

Oct 03, 2016, 23:03 PM IST
Earthworms not always beneficial, may threaten plant diversity

Earthworms not always beneficial, may threaten plant diversity

New study suggests a correlation between the number of earthworms and the abundance and diversity of certain understory species.

Jan 28, 2016, 22:53 PM IST
Tiny creatures balance ecosystem

Tiny creatures balance ecosystem

Tiny creatures like earthworms and beetles play a vital role in maintaining grasslands and balancing the ecosystem, a study says.

Oct 04, 2014, 16:25 PM IST

Earthworms: `Secret weapon against climate change`

Earthworms can help prevent flooding and droughts.

Oct 02, 2011, 14:54 PM IST

China to breed earthworms to recycle waste

An environmental group in China is planning to breed earthworms in a bid to recycle kitchen waste.

Nov 14, 2010, 12:17 PM IST

Earthworms take group decisions, travel in herds: Scientists

A new research has
found the earthworms, which play an important ecological role,
use touch to communicate and take `group decisions` to travel
in the same direction as part of a single herd.

Apr 11, 2010, 17:56 PM IST