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Environment

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

 
 Hurricane KatrinaHurricane Katrina by The Ovi Team
Aug. 29, 2005; Hurricane Katrina a Category 5 Storm with sustained winds of 145 MPH and gusts reaching 175 MPH is the most destructive hurricane ever to hit the United States. The storm caused massive devastation...
 
 Law of the Seas: Protecting the OceansLaw of the Seas: Protecting the Oceans by Rene Wadlow
From 19 to 30 August 2019, an intergovernmental conference to draft a legally-binding agreement to provide future gnerations with a "healthy, resilient and productive Ocean" is being held at the United Nations in New York.
 
 Mini makes its debutMini makes its debut by The Ovi Team
Aug 26th 1959; the British Motor Corporation (BMC) launches its newest car, the small, affordable - at a price tag of less than $800 - Mark I Mini. The diminutive Mini went on to become one of the best-selling British cars in history.
 
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 Voyager reaches NeptuneVoyager reaches Neptune by The Ovi Team
August 25th 1989; the unmanned Voyager 2 spacecraft has sent back the first close-up pictures of Neptune and its satellite planets. Neptune is over two billion miles from Earth - the most distant planet in our solar system.
 
 Condescension and Climate Change: Australia and the Failure of the Pacific Islands ForumCondescension and Climate Change: Australia and the Failure of the Pacific Islands Forum by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It was predictably ugly: in tone, in regret, and, in some ways, disgust. Australia emerged from the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting isolated, the true spoiler of the party which saw 17 states facing the obstinacy of one.
 
 Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton discoveredTyrannosaurus rex skeleton discovered by The Ovi Team
August 12th; on this day in 1990, fossil hunter Susan Hendrickson discovers three huge bones jutting out of a cliff near Faith, South Dakota. They turn out to be part of the largest-ever Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever discovered...
 
 Trans-Siberian completedTrans-Siberian completed by The Ovi Team
21st July 1904; Decreed by a Czar, built by thousands of workers over a period of more than a decade, the Trans-Siberian Railway is officially completed. As you'd expect with a project of this size, complexity and scope...
 
 Ebola VirusEbola Virus by The Ovi Team
27th June 1976; the world's first recorded Ebola virus epidemic begins making its way through the area. By the time the epidemic is over, 284 cases are reported, with about half of the victims dying from the disease.
 
 The Antarctic Treaty SystemThe Antarctic Treaty System by The Ovi Team
23rd June 1961; The Antarctic Treaty System comes into force to regulate international relations with respect to Antarctica...
 
 Matters of Water: Dubious Approvals and the Adani Carmichael MineMatters of Water: Dubious Approvals and the Adani Carmichael Mine by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
While the proposal is of a diminished monster, the travails over Adani's efforts to open up the Galilee Basin in Queensland to mining have yielded fruit. Brute corporate strength, and the customary cowering of politicians...
 
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