The Hidden Threat: Tree Diseases – Causes, Types, and Ways of Dealing with Them

Using artificial intelligence and remote sensing to monitor forests tree disease

Forest diseases represent one of the biggest causes of global tree mortality which has dramatically increased worldwide. Environmental changes bring along extreme droughts and floods putting trees under stress and increasing their vulnerability. International trade aggravates the situation by making forests easy prey to Read More

Positive and Negative Impacts of COVID-19

Positive and negative impacts of covid-19, green coronavirus hanging on picture of crowd in Chinese market

The outbreak of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, shook the whole world. Since early 2020, the pandemic has led to dramatic changes in every aspect of human lives. As the virus traveled around the globe infecting millions of people, a number of stringent measures were Read More

Volcanic Eruptions Explained: Types and Examples

volcanic eruptions explained, types, examples written in white box on picture of erupting volcano

Earth, as we know it today, is majorly a product of volcanic eruptions over billions of years. It is in fact such eruptions that have created our atmosphere and oceans. So, life was able to evolve thanks to this juicy soup of elements. What Read More

Composting Explained: Conditions, Benefits, Problems

Composting Explained: Conditions, Benefits, Problems, Uses; vegetable peels orange carrot, brown potato and green leaves with brown broken egg shells in dark brown soil with hands holding soil

Composting is when we produce compost from common household wastes. Compost itself is a pile of nutrients that forms when these substances decompose. We then use it to enrich soils for plants to grow healthily. What is composting? Composting is actually the controlled breakdown Read More

Coffee: History, Types, Benefits, Problems and Fair Trade

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Coffee is one of the most popular beverages that people consume around the world. In fact, researchers estimate that globally, we consume around 2.25 billion cups every day! In the last 50 years, its production increased from 4.2 m tonnes in 1970 to more Read More

Bariatric Surgery: Types, Benefits, Complications

Bariatric surgery, types, benefits and complications written in black box on picture of fat man's belly and hand stop

Bariatric surgery is an operation to help very obese people lose weight. It is also called weight loss or metabolic surgery. Basically, the principle is to inhibit people from eating too much and/or decrease the absorption of food in the body. What happens is Read More

Climate change: Natural and Anthropogenic causes

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Climate change is today’s number one culprit for extreme weather events, melting glaciers, fragmenting permafrost and sea-level rise. The IPCC declares that there is now indisputable scientific evidence that the climate system is warming up. As this continues in the coming decades, millions of Read More

Dodo Bird of Mauritius: From Discovery to Extinction

Painting of the extinct Dodo bird on Mauritius Island

Native to the small island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, the chubby flightless Dodo bird (Raphus cucullatus) became famous through its own extinction. Discovered by the Dutch in the 16th century, the creature disappeared from the Earth’s surface within some 80 years of Read More

10 common medicinal plants in Mauritius

10 common medicinal plants written in green box on poster of moringa, wild mint, aloe vera, pot marigold and tulsi

The content of this article is for educational purpose only and is not intended as medical advice. Please seek the help of a doctor before using any of the below-mentioned plants. The International Union for Conservation of Nature and the World Wildlife Fund state Read More

The purpose of ecotourism with examples

Gorilla, the purpose of ecotourism

Ecotourism is now a very common term for most travellers around the world. Travel agencies swear by it to promote green touristic activities and encourage tourists to book their holidays with them. However, in many cases, the concept of ecotourism has been used simply Read More