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Environment

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

 
 Cousteau publishes The Silent WorldCousteau publishes The Silent World by The Ovi Team
On February 3rd, 1953, French oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau publishes his most famous and lasting work, The Silent World.
 
 Insulin, first useInsulin, first use by The Ovi Team
23rd January, 1922: The first injection of Insulin (called isletin originally) on Leonard Thompson, a 14-year-old diabetic who lay dying at the Toronto General Hospital on 11th January 1922 caused a severe allergic reaction.
 
 Warring on Plastic: David Attenborough, Britain and Environmental MissionsWarring on Plastic: David Attenborough, Britain and Environmental Missions by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Few documentaries have had quite this impact, so much so that it has ushered in the unfortunate combination of war and plastic, two terms that sit uneasily together, if at all.
 
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 Lick ObservatoryLick Observatory by The Ovi Team
January 3rd 1888; the refracting telescope at the Lick Observatory, measuring 91 cm in diameter, is used for the first time. It was the largest telescope in the world at the time.
 
 The birth of quantum theoryThe birth of quantum theory by The Ovi Team
December 14th 1900; German physicist Max Planck publishes his groundbreaking study of the effect of radiation on a "blackbody" substance, and the quantum theory of modern physics is born.
 
 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
 
 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.
 
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