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Environment

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

 
 The Eighth planetThe Eighth planet by The Ovi Team
September 23rd 1846; German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovers the planet Neptune at the Berlin Observatory.
 
 Car Free DayCar Free Day by The Ovi Team
Every September 22, people from around the world get together in the streets, intersections, and neighbourhood blocks to remind the world that we don't have to accept our car-dominated society. But we do not want just one day of celebration and then a re
 
 The Cod WarThe Cod War by The Ovi Team
21st Sept. 1958; Britain and Iceland have called a temporary halt to the COD WAR because a British Marine was taken sick with acute appendicitis, and the British skipper of the Frigate Diana asked the Icelandic coast guard ship Aeger for permission to sai
 
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 The Woes of Climate Change StatesThe Woes of Climate Change States by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
As Australia's tattered yet new government, led by the increasingly oafish and amateurish Scott Morrison trundled into its post-climate phase, states which see their existence as dependent on the cutting...
 
 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. It is a time to reflect on what happened
 
 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 sal
 
 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 in and around the city of New Orleans with
 
 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
 
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