Mauritius: Geography, History, Travel and Top Attractions

Mauritius Island: turquoise blue waters with two small red boats, white beach with Mauritius written in black box and green palm forest at the back: Geography, history, travel and weather

Mauritius island is the star and key of the Indian Ocean. And for good reason. The strategic position of this small volcanic island in the Indian Ocean is both a boon and a bane. Untouched, Mauritius island was a refuge for incredible creatures like Read More

Effects of tsunamis: Positive, Negative, Examples

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Effects of tsunamis can be both positive and negative. The word tsunami typically rhymes with fear. And for good reason. Giant tsunami waves can elevate from the ocean without warning and wash away everything along their paths. Yet, as catastrophic as tsunamis can be, Read More

Tsunamis Explained: Types, Causes and Examples

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Tsunamis are natural events that are highly underrated. Generally, they occur due to various reasons like earthquakes. These hazards can be quite devastating as they can have repercussions far from the coastline. In fact, it was the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami event that raised Read More

Mauritius Oil Spill: Japanese MV Wakashio wrecks on reef

MV Wakashio oil spill in Mauritius; two people in white overall standing in the sea with black and red ship tilted in the back on coral reef

The 2020 Mauritius oil spill is a nightmare that the citizens will remember for years to come. Mauritius star and key of the Indian Ocean and shipping routes The Indian Ocean is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. Broadly speaking, about Read More

COVID-19 in Mauritius – A success Story?

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COVID-19 induced various responses from governments all around the world. Different countries must address the pandemic with respect to their local socio-economic and cultural situations. Common activities such as going to work and school changed within a few weeks. The world economy took a Read More

Effects of landslides: Positive, Negative, Examples

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Effects of landslides can be both positive and negative. Landslides have affected humans since they have inhabited mountainous regions. Sometimes landslides create opportunities for us. At other times, they are quite devastating. Why do people live close to landslide-prone areas? Generally, humans settle in Read More

Monkey Trade in Mauritius: Controversies and Benefits

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Monkey trade on Mauritius island exists since 1985. Some 10,000 long-tailed macaques are exported to the United States and Europe every year for biomedical research. Many animal activists around the world protest against this legal trade in monkeys. Some deplore the conditions of living Read More

Landslides Explained: Types, Causes and Examples

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Landslides are events that occur almost everywhere slopes exist. In ancient Alps’ myths, landslides were regarded as punishment to the greedy. When people became too self-centred, the spirits of the mountains buried them alive. Today, landslide phenomena are studied in many countries as they Read More

How Mauritius, a Small Island Developing State, is adapting to sea level rise

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The last report of the IPCC on sea-level change presents dark visions on future sea levels: 95% of the world ocean will probably rise by the end of the 21st century and 70% of coastlines will experience a sea-level change within 20% of the Read More

Effects of Earthquakes: Positive, Negative, Examples

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Effects of earthquakes: not only disruptive but beneficial also. Earthquakes have occurred for very long periods of time, changing landscapes and affecting nations. In the past, people regarded earthquakes as a bad omen because of its destructive power. It was in fact in the Read More