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Effects of tsunamis: Positive, Negative, Examples

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

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Tsunamis Explained: Types, Causes and Examples

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

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COVID-19 in Mauritius – A success Story?

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

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Effects of landslides: Positive, Negative, Examples

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

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Monkey Trade in Mauritius: Controversies and Benefits

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

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Landslides Explained: Types, Causes and Examples

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

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Effects of Earthquakes: Positive, Negative, Examples

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

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Earthquakes Explained: Types, Causes and Examples

Earthquakes are hazards that can cause a lot of damage. Sometimes they devastate regions right where the quake starts. At other times, they have severe repercussions far away from the point of initiation. On average, some 10,000 people die every year due to earthquakes Read More

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Negative effects of sea-level rise

‘Rising sea levels threaten to drown this island nation – a sign of what’s in store for us all,’ points out UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres referring to Tuvalu. Without a doubt, sea-level rise will have drastic effects on coastal nations and assets. Around 680 Read More

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Positive effects of sea-level rise

Sea level rise has been the centre of attention of many scientists over the past few decades, with a rekindling interest since the IPCC released its Fourth Assessment Report in 2007. As it is, the sea level has risen and fallen quite a number Read More

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Coastal and Marine Biodiversity of Mauritius

Mauritius island is just a small volcanic dot in the Indian ocean, yet its legal coastal waters are more than 1000 times its terrestrial size. Basically, the island has a land area of 2,040 km2 and an Exclusive Economic Zone of 2.3 million km2 Read More