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Environment

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

 
 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.
 
 Condescension and Climate Change: Australia and the Failure of the Pacific Islands ForumCondescension and Climate Change: Australia and the Failure of the Pacific Islands Forum by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It was predictably ugly: in tone, in regret, and, in some ways, disgust. Australia emerged from the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting isolated, the true spoiler of the party which saw 17 states facing the obstinacy of one.
 
 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...
 
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 Trans-Siberian completedTrans-Siberian completed by The Ovi Team
21st July 1904; Decreed by a Czar, built by thousands of workers over a period of more than a decade, the Trans-Siberian Railway is officially completed. As you'd expect with a project of this size, complexity and scope...
 
 Ebola VirusEbola Virus by The Ovi Team
27th June 1976; the world's first recorded Ebola virus epidemic begins making its way through the area. By the time the epidemic is over, 284 cases are reported, with about half of the victims dying from the disease.
 
 The Antarctic Treaty SystemThe Antarctic Treaty System by The Ovi Team
23rd June 1961; The Antarctic Treaty System comes into force to regulate international relations with respect to Antarctica...
 
 Matters of Water: Dubious Approvals and the Adani Carmichael MineMatters of Water: Dubious Approvals and the Adani Carmichael Mine by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
While the proposal is of a diminished monster, the travails over Adani's efforts to open up the Galilee Basin in Queensland to mining have yielded fruit. Brute corporate strength, and the customary cowering of politicians...
 
 World Refugee DayWorld Refugee Day by The Ovi Team
The United Nations' (UN) World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year. This event honours the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee...
 
 World Sickle Cell DayWorld Sickle Cell Day by The Ovi Team
June 19th; Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a serious condition that affects people all over the world; the complications that arise from it are usually fatal. Sickle cell disease is a set...
 
 Common Action for Wise Land UseCommon Action for Wise Land Use by Rene Wadlow
17 June, The Day of Desertification has been designated by the United Nations General Assembly. The Day marks the efforts begun in 1977 with the United Nations Conference on Desertification held in Nairobi.
 
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