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Climate change: Natural and Anthropogenic causes

Today’s extreme weather events, melting glaciers, fragmenting permafrost and sea-level rise are all attributed to one culprit: climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the international body that works on climate change science, declares that there is now indisputable scientific evidence that Read More

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10 common medicinal plants in Mauritius

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

Gorilla, the purpose of ecotourism

The purpose of ecotourism

Over the past decades, the term ‘ecotourism’ has become quite common for travelers 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 Read More

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14 simple ways to reduce your ecological footprint

Have you ever thought of the impact of your daily activities on the planet? Calculating your ecological footprint (read more about ecological footprint here) gives an idea of how much land and resources are needed to sustain you. When we think of how much Read More

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The concept of Ecological Footprint explained

Ecological footprint (EF) is a measure of the demands that an individual or a group of persons make on global natural resources. In 1996, Wackernagel and Rees came up with the concept in a book called Our Ecological Footprint. It provides an overview of Read More

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Flooding: Types, Dangers and Mitigation Measures

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

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Are elephants becoming extinct in the wild?

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

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Jackfruit – Don’t judge by the smell!

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

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Mauritius, the island on an underwater continent

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

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Scientifically proven benefits of fresh flowers

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

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

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

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The Magical Moringa oleifera – Brede Mouroum

Know that big tree that grows almost everywhere in Mauritius? The one with the really small leaves and long green pods that look like expanded pea pods. The Moringa tree or the brede mouroum has been used to treat a wide array of diseases Read More

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Rainwater harvesting – saving water in Mauritius

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