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

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

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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

Jackfruit – Don’t judge by the smell!

Natural picture of a jackfruit tree showing three big green elongated jackfruit, Artocorpus heterophyllus, with wordings 'Jackfruit - strong odour but tumor detector' written in bold yellow in the center.

Commonly known as ‘zak, or ‘jacque’ in Mauritius, the jackfruit is normally coined with bad smelling odors. Natives make fun of people who give off strong smells by associating them with the ripe jackfruit smell. Though this is how we normally see the jackfruit, Read More

Mauritius, the island on an underwater continent

3D image of bluish-green water showing piece of brown underwater continent on which lies a small island with its base arising from the continental mass and green trees and buildings atop the island; black birds fly in the distance.

In 2017, a team of scientists led by Ashwal published a paper in Nature Communications suggesting the presence of an ancient continent beneath Mauritius [1]. In fact, his discovery led to the conclusion that a part of the ancient continent, Gondwana (more accurately, a 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

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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. Today, we hardly take time to appreciate the beautiful things around 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

Moringa oleifera (Brede Mouroum), The Magical Tree

Moringa oleifora, brede mouroum in Mauritius, small green leaves on white plate top left corner, small white flowers bottom left corner, green powder in orange bowl top right corner, 8 thick green pods bottom right corner, health benefits

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 the below mentioned plant. Moringa Oleifora, brede mouroum in Mauritius, is widely known around the world as the Read More

Rainwater harvesting – saving water in Mauritius

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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

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