Sustainable Tourism, Green Tourism, Ecotourism Explained

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Sustainable tourism is now a new way of practicing tourism. As it is, tourism plays an important role in the economy of most countries. In the past, mass tourism led to several detrimental impacts on the environment, physically and socio-culturally. But, since the environmental Read More

Tourism Explained: Definition, History, Types

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Tourism is one of the biggest global industries, with a market size of $2 trillion. It primarily depends on the environment of a particular region: physical, cultural and socio-economic. Eventually, it grows from the natural features of that location and the hospitality of the Read More

Green insurance: Meaning, Products, Benefits

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Green insurance is a type of insurance that helps to protect the environment and combat climate change. Also known as eco-friendly insurance, it is basically an economic incentive to encourage behavioural change. As more and more people understand their impacts on the environment, they Read More

Mesothelioma: Link between Asbestos and Non-Asbestos Materials

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Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that occurs primarily due to contact with asbestos. It occurs mainly in the linings of the lungs and sometimes even in the abdomen. While in many countries the number of mesothelioma cases has reached a plateau, in others it Read More

Solar Energy Explained: Advantages and Disadvantages

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Solar energy is the power that comes from the sun’s radiations. It is not a new principle; mankind has exploited free solar power as long as it has existed. In fact, every civilization used this energy to improve its living standards in its own Read More

Negative impacts of tourism on the environment

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Over the past four decades, there has been much research on the negative environmental effects of tourism. The UNWTO reports that tourism grew 5% in 2018 to reach 1.4 billion total international tourist arrivals with tourism exports amounting to USD 1.7 trillion [1]. Tourism Read More

Positive impacts of tourism on the environment

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The tourism industry indeed has several positive impacts on the environment. While most people think of tourism as travel for leisure and holidays, the United Nations World Tourism Organization [1] further assert that ‘tourism is a social, cultural, economic phenomenon which entails the movement Read More

Sustainable tourism in Mauritius: Measures in place

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Mauritius is a small island located in the subtropics. It has a mild, tropical, maritime climate and attracts tourists from various parts of the world throughout the year. In fact, the tourism sector is a fundamental economic pillar of the island, with gross earnings Read More

What is global warming?

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The IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (2018) defines warming as ‘an increase in multi-decade global mean surface temperature above pre industrial levels’ and more specifically as ‘an increase in combined surface air and sea surface temperatures averaged over the globe, over Read More

The negative impacts of humans on the environment

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Ever since humans have walked on the Earth, they have changed the environment in one way or another, certainly not to harm or destroy it but rather to be more comfortable. Humans have reshaped the environment through agriculture, travel and urbanization and more recently, Read More