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Environment

Environment

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

 
 Sea salts found to be contaminated by plasticSea salts found to be contaminated by plastic by Ovi Magazine Guest
Maybe you're surprised at this news or maybe it just confirms what you knew all along: that anything coming from the ocean is bound to be contaminated by what scientists call microplastics. Researchers as of late have warned consumers of the likelihood t
 
 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
 
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 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
 
 Energy Chaos in Australia: Closing the Liddell Power StationEnergy Chaos in Australia: Closing the Liddell Power Station by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Australia is having an energy crisis. A country with such abundant resources is incapable it seems, of handling matters of reliable supply, either in terms of affordability, or in terms of delivery. The situation has been further muddied by the inabilit
 
 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
 
 An Urgent Report from Miami on Hurricane IrmaAn Urgent Report from Miami on Hurricane Irma by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
As I write this from Miami on September 10 2017, hurricane Irma is at work pounding the whole Florida peninsula with category five winds, tornados, flooding, surging waters, impassable roads, flying debris, lack of gasoline, falling trees, caving roofs, l
 
 Pope Francis: Listen to the cry of the EarthPope Francis: Listen to the cry of the Earth by Ovi Magazine Guest
Pope Francis is more than a figurehead for the Catholic Church, he is also an environmental activist. In 2016, for instance, the pontiff declared environmental destruction a sin. And in May of this year, he gifted President Trump a copy of the climate enc
 
 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
 
 Resting Sea Shepherd: A Pause in the Whale War SagaResting Sea Shepherd: A Pause in the Whale War Saga by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
What a colourful run this outfit has had. Branded in 2013 by Judge Alex Kozinski of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit as pirates, the Sea Shepherd crew will be hanging up their hooks while rethinking their whale protection strategy. Their lon
 
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