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Environment

This section contains articles about science, nature, medicine, anthropology, health and the human spirit.

 
 Celebrating Mountain LifeCelebrating Mountain Life by The Ovi Team
December 11th; International Mountain Day. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the International Year of Mountains, the International Mountain Day strives to achieve a stronger engagement of actors/institutions and the civil society in sustainable
 
 International Civil Aviation DayInternational Civil Aviation Day by The Ovi Team
December 7th is the International Civil Aviation Day. On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, ICAO, born on 7 December 1944, established International Civil Aviation Day in 1994 through an Assembly. In 1996, on the initiative of ICAO and with the help of
 
 Smog kills thousandsSmog kills thousands by The Ovi Team
December 4th 1952; heavy smog begins to hover over London, England. It persists for four days, leading to the deaths of at least 4,000 people. It was a Thursday afternoon when a high-pressure air mass stalled over the Thames River Valley. When cold air ar
 
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 Bhopal Chemical AccidentBhopal Chemical Accident by The Ovi Team
December 3rd, 1984; Thousands of people die from the effects of toxic gases which leaked from Bhopal Union Carbide Factory near the central Indian city of Bhopal.
 
 The Flying ScotchmanThe Flying Scotchman by The Ovi Team
November 30th 1934; the steam locomotive Flying Scotsman becomes the first to officially exceed 100mph.
 
 Oceanus ProcellarumOceanus Procellarum by The Ovi Team
November 19th 1969; Apollo program: Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean land at Oceanus Procellarum (the "Ocean of Storms") and become the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon.
 
 Fastnet RockFastnet Rock by The Ovi Team
November 10th 1847; the passenger ship Stephen Whitney is wrecked in thick fog off the southern coast of Ireland, killing 92 of the 110 on board. The disaster results in the construction the Fastnet Rock lighthouse.
 
 International  Animal Rights DayInternational Animal Rights Day by The Ovi Team
Sometimes we forget that humans are not the only animals on this planet with rights and ironically the international day for the animal's rights is exactly the same day with the International day for the Human Rights!!!
 
 Environmental Protest: Bob Brown wins in AustraliaEnvironmental Protest: Bob Brown wins in Australia by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Environment activists and watchers will be detaching themselves briefly from their various points of resistance to observe the implications of a High Court decision in Australia that was handed down last week.
 
 A Matter of Fifty Degrees: Climate Change in AustraliaA Matter of Fifty Degrees: Climate Change in Australia by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
A country baked to the core, its citizens roasted, an electricity grid battered to its limits. Capital cities trapping scorching heat, toasting its citizens and assaulting the young, the elderly, the infirm with temperature fluctuations. This is the vis
 
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