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Environment

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

 
 Insulin, first useInsulin, first use by The Ovi Team
23rd January, 1922: The first injection of Insulin (called isletin originally) on Leonard Thompson, a 14-year-old diabetic who lay dying at the Toronto General Hospital on 11th January 1922 caused a severe allergic reaction.
 
 Environmental Capitalism and Climate Change Wars: Australia in 2000Environmental Capitalism and Climate Change Wars: Australia in 2000 by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The Australian was convinced. "Australia could have avoided two decades of climate change wars had the Howard government pushed ahead with its majority view of an emissions trading scheme (ETS), newly released documents...
 
 Lick ObservatoryLick Observatory by The Ovi Team
January 3rd 1888; the refracting telescope at the Lick Observatory, measuring 91 cm in diameter, is used for the first time. It was the largest telescope in the world at the time.
 
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 The birth of quantum theoryThe birth of quantum theory by The Ovi Team
December 14th 1900; German physicist Max Planck publishes his groundbreaking study of the effect of radiation on a "blackbody" substance, and the quantum theory of modern physics is born.
 
 Celebrating Mountain LifeCelebrating Mountain Life by The Ovi Team
December 11th; International Mountain Day. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the International Year of Mountains, the International Mountain Day strives to achieve a stronger engagement of actors/institutions and...
 
 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.
 
 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...
 
 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.
 
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