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Environment

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

 
 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...
 
 Let the Vandalism Begin: Adani Strikes CoalLet the Vandalism Begin: Adani Strikes Coal by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
He began on RN Breakfast by claiming that he, and his company, would be open and transparent about mining operations. But Lucas Dow, chief executive of Adani's Australian operations, soon revealed in his June 25 interview...
 
 The Great Barrier Reef WarsThe Great Barrier Reef Wars by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
To float over such an aqueous body is to find a majestic creature unparalleled in beauty and expanse, stretching at 2,300km. There are other stunning formations on the planet, but the Great Barrier Reef has such dimension...
 
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 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...
 
 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...
 
 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...
 
 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...
 
 Zebra CrossingsZebra Crossings by The Ovi Team
14th June 1961; following increasing numbers of accidents at uncontrolled zebra crossings a new type of road crossing with push button controls which will allow pedestrians to stop traffic...
 
 Of Plagues and Rodents: Australia's War Against MiceOf Plagues and Rodents: Australia's War Against Mice by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Not a day goes by these days without a casual remark about animal extermination in Australia. Mice have moved to the front of the queue in terms of animal species Australians would most like to liquidate.
 
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