Future of the Environment

Ants could be the answer to one of the biggest threats to human health 

A bullet ant (Paraponera Clavatta) walks on a leaf at the Braullio Carrillo National Park, 50 kilometers (31 miles) east of San Jose, June 5, 2012. According to a recent poll, Costa Ricans would agree to pay higher taxes if it is used for actions to promote the environment, according to local media. Costa Rica, with more than 30% of its territories held in national parks, celebrates World Environment Day today. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY ANIMALS)

A new study has found that most ants produce antimicrobial chemicals in their bodily secretions. Image: REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

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