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Environment

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

 
 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.
 
 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. Scientists at Mission Control i
 
 Great Barrier Reef PoliticsGreat Barrier Reef Politics by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Australia's environment has been in precarious hands since European settlement found its lengthy and persistent way to the continent.
 
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 Meaningless Titles and Liveable Cities: Melbourne loses to ViennaMeaningless Titles and Liveable Cities: Melbourne loses to Vienna by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has gone about its annual business of releasing its World's Most Liveable City index, the sort of flotsam that matters less to urban planners than hedge-fund managers.
 
 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, a 65 million-year-old sp
 
 The Lasting Condition: Drought in AustraliaThe Lasting Condition: Drought in Australia by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Humans are a funny species. They create settlements along fault lines that, on moving, can create catastrophe, killing thousands.
 
 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, "officially completed" is a rel
 
 World Refugee DayWorld Refugee Day by The Ovi Team
The United Nations' (UN) World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year. This event honours the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence.
 
 World Sickle Cell DayWorld Sickle Cell Day by The Ovi Team
June 19th; Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a serious condition that affects people all over the world; the complications that arise from it are usually fatal. Sickle cell disease is a set of red blood cell disorders that are mostly inherited. In sickle cell
 
 World Day to Combat Desertification and DroughtWorld Day to Combat Desertification and Drought by The Ovi Team
The United Nations' World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is annually observed on June 17 to highlight the urgent need to curb the desertification process. It also aims to strengthen the visibility of the drylands issue on the international env
 
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