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Environment

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

 
 International  Animal Rights DayInternational Animal Rights Day by The Ovi Team
December 10th. 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!!!
 
 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
 
 Great SmogGreat Smog by The Ovi Team
The environment had shown all the signs before Kyoto or Copenhagen, now is up to us to make the difference. December 4th, 1952; deadly smog created by the smoke soot and sulphur dioxide from the factories, cars and coal fires in local homes begins to hove
 
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 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.
 
 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 Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed ConflictInternational Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict by The Ovi Team
On 5 November 2001, the UN General Assembly declared 6 November of each year as the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict (A/RES/56/4). Though mankind has always counted its war casualties in terms
 
 WMA welcomes call for greater physician involvement in combating air pollutionWMA welcomes call for greater physician involvement in combating air pollution by Ovi Magazine Guest
The World Medical Association has echoed a high-powered call for health professionals to be more involved in the management of childhood exposure to air pollution.
 
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