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Environment

Environment

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

 
 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
 
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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 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
 
 Great Barrier Reef PoliticsGreat Barrier Reef Politics by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Australia's environment has been in precarious hands since European settlement found its lengthy and persistent way to the continent.
 
 Meaningless Titles and Liveable Cities: Melbourne loses to ViennaMeaningless Titles and Liveable Cities: Melbourne loses to Vienna by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has gone about its annual business of releasing its World's Most Liveable City index, the sort of flotsam that matters less to urban planners than hedge-fund managers.
 
 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, a 65 million-year-old sp
 
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