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Environment

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

 
 Fastnet RockFastnet Rock by The Ovi Team
November 10th 1847; the passenger ship Stephen Whitney is wrecked in thick fog off the southern coast of Ireland, killing 92 of the 110 on board. The disaster results in the construction the Fastnet Rock lighthouse.
 
 International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed ConflictInternational Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict by The Ovi Team
On 6 November 2001, the UN General Assembly declared 6 November of each year as the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict (A/RES/56/4).
 
 The red RhineThe red Rhine by The Ovi Team
November 1st 1986; a catastrophic fire at a chemicals factory near Basel, Switzerland, sends tons of toxic chemicals into the nearby river Rhine and turning it red. The fire broke out early in the morning in a storage building used for pesticides, mercury
 
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 NOW-WAR and the SAKE of LIFENOW-WAR and the SAKE of LIFE by David Sparenberg
Earth is our home; Earth is our origin. There is not now any more than there has ever been a single, sane human being who can or could have claimed otherwise.
 
 Protecting the Planet: An Ethical ImperativeProtecting the Planet: An Ethical Imperative by Rene Wadlow
The U.N. Climate Action Summit on 23 September 2019 has focused on the need for ecologically-sound development. There must be development as there are still some one billion people who live in poverty...
 
 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.
 
 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...
 
 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
 
 The EndThe End by David Sparenberg
We have reached the end. We lack fervor and are without water. If a demon inhabited this place, it would be forced to live underneath an immense stone.
 
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