The Quiz: What’s one way that mosses help the environment?
A Fire prevention
B Absorption of gamma rays
C Temperature control
Mosses can keep the soil warm or cool it down. In deserts, for example, they protect tree roots by acting as a buffer to minimize the heat that reaches the soil. In icy environments, such as the Arctic, mosses prevent the sun’s warmth from reaching the ground, keeping it frozen longer.
The correct answer to this quiz is Temperature control.