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Environment

Environment

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

 
 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone LayerInternational Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer by The Ovi Team
A number of commonly used chemicals have been found to be extremely damaging to the ozone layer. Halocarbons are chemicals in which one or more carbon atoms are linked to one or more halogen atoms (fluorine, chlorine, bromine or iodine). Halocarbons conta
 
 Threatened Species DayThreatened Species Day by The Ovi Team
September 7th. Threatened Species Day is a national day in Australia held each year on 7 September to commemorate the death of the last remaining Tasmanian tiger (also known as the thylacine) at Hobart Zoo in 1936.
 
 Coral-damaging sunscreens banned in ThailandCoral-damaging sunscreens banned in Thailand by Ovi Magazine Guest
White sandy beaches, turquoise waters and sun - Thailand is an absolute holiday paradise for tourists from all over the world. But mass tourism is threatening Thailands biodiversity and causing massive coral die-offs.
 
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 Austin MiniAustin Mini by The Ovi Team
August 30, 1959; The first "Austin Mini 7" called an Austin Seven from the British Motor Corporation ( Sir Alec Issigonis ) goes on sale for 497 UKP ( first shown on August 14th ) making it one of the cheapest...
 
 Hurricane KatrinaHurricane Katrina by The Ovi Team
Aug. 29, 2005; Hurricane Katrina a Category 5 Storm with sustained winds of 145 MPH and gusts reaching 175 MPH is the most destructive hurricane ever to hit the United States. The storm caused massive devastation...
 
 Go FigureGo Figure by Jan Sand
Like the average guy I shop for various items in a store and try to keep the prices in my head so that when I approach the cash register I have a vague idea about how badly I am about to be hit...
 
 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.
 
 What environmentalism must be concerned about the forgotten issues of climate changeWhat environmentalism must be concerned about the forgotten issues of climate change by Murray Hunter
The IPCC is about to publish, what are called 'landmark' report findings on climate change very soon. According to The Guardian, the report states that, "the greenhouse gas emissions spewed out by fossil fuel burning, forest destruction...
 
 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...
 
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