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Environment

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

 
 Movement at Marrakech: Climate Change in the Shadow of Denial Movement at Marrakech: Climate Change in the Shadow of Denial by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
While it was all but obscured in the course of the US presidential excitement, negotiators at the climate change conference in Marrakech were busy attempting to hammer out the means to implement the Paris Climate Agreement.
 
 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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 Sweden Prosecutes Myanmar Teak TraderSweden Prosecutes Myanmar Teak Trader by Ovi Magazine Guest
Swedish enforcement officials have successfully prosecuted a trader of Myanmar teak, Almtra Nordic, under the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) which bans placing illegal or high risk wood on the EU market.
 
 The Flying ScotchmanThe Flying Scotchman by The Ovi Team
November 30th 1934; the steam locomotive Flying Scotsman becomes the first to officially exceed 100mph.
 
 The (Trans-Siberian train of) Heartland or (Mare Liberum of) Rimland? - Mega structures for the next centuryThe (Trans-Siberian train of) Heartland or (Mare Liberum of) Rimland? - Mega structures for the next century by Ovi Magazine Guest
This year marks the centenary of the creation of the legendary Trans-Siberian railway of Russia. By an ironic twist of fate, this falls right in the middle of an epochal change in geopolitical and geo-economical scenarios, whose main powers involved are a
 
 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.
 
 World Diabetes DayWorld Diabetes Day by The Ovi Team
World Diabetes Day is the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes mellitus world and is held on November 14 of each year. It was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to the ala
 
 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.
 
 Popular chains use slave labour shrimpPopular chains use slave labour shrimp by Ovi Magazine Guest
Dining out is usually a treat for most people able to afford it, but if you knew your meal was created using slave labour, would that leave a bad taste in your mouth?
 
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