Flooding: Types, Dangers and Mitigation Measures

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Flooding occurs when dry land is submerged in water. This water may come from heavy rainfall spilling over river banks, blocked drainage, storms, tsunamis and oceanic waves, melting ice, or even a break in a river dam. The intensity of a flood, in any Read More

Poaching – the cruelty driven business

Injured monkey in front of fence, wounded red forehead and nose, cruelty of poaching.

During these recent years, there has been a mobilization around the world to help fight a problem that is getting as dangerous as drug trafficking. Wildlife poaching is causing a baffling decline in the number of animal species in the wild. Iconic creatures like Read More

Are elephants becoming extinct in the wild?

Poached elephant carcass lying on grassy ground.

The largest land mammals could very soon be wiped off the Earth. One word. Poaching. Illegal trade in ivory threatens these majestic animals close to extinction. The way things are now going, it is estimated that the African elephants may disappear by the end Read More

Blood Moons Explained – Astronomical and Spiritual Significance

Moon with a yellowish to dark red hue in a black background

Over the years, the term Blood Moon has taken quite some significance and made its name in history. Besides arousing the fascination of astronomy lovers, this phenomenon sparks the interest of both astrologers and the religious brethren because of what they read into it. Read More

How to handle the waste problem on small islands

White and brown plastic waste on beach facing the sea

Desolate planet. Piles of rubbish. This is how pictures of the end of our beautiful planet have been painted. As we produce more waste, we have to handle their disposal as well. Worldwide, waste management is an issue that gives stakeholders migraines, but the Read More

Plants can purify indoor air – Fact or Bait?

Five electric blue flower pots in an indoor setting with thick green foliage plants with small purple flower on a white horizontal iron stand, in front of a white and a strip of red background

As a matter of fact, we are now living in an era of intense pollution; coming up with remedial solutions is as such crucial. One way to turn our heads is towards the natural assets that we already have in the environment. There has Read More

Scientifically proven benefits of fresh flowers

Fresh flowers, Eight baby pink roses and two buds, one slightly open, the other closed, on a wooden bench tied with grey lace fabric

The 21st century has seen a dramatic increase in stress levels in the lives of people around the globe. Simply because we have a lot to accomplish in a little amount of time. We hardly take time to appreciate the beautiful components of our Read More

Fresh flowers: Benefits, use, care and much more!

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Do you know that fresh flowers can change your home atmosphere by enhancing your creativity to making you happier? Numerous psychological and physiological studies have shown that fresh flowers have a direct effect on our bodies and mental health. Stop wasting your money on Read More

What is the status of wetlands in Mauritius?

Fat white and brown duck with a greenish blue head looking for food in water close to a cluster of wetland grass

Wetlands are those areas that are near constantly moist. They play a very important role in the environment; for example, they help in water absorption and trapping of harmful substances. Regretfully though, wetlands all over the world are disappearing and Mauritius is no exception. Read More

Rainwater harvesting – saving water in Mauritius

Small ripples on a stretch of water formed by falling rainwater and a chunk of grass in the right hand side and a tree branch in the left hand side

Rainwater is water that falls directly from clouds. It is one of the purest forms of water since it comes straight from its source. In the midst of climate change and its threats of longer periods of droughts (and consequently water shortage), harvesting rainwater Read More