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Environment

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

 
 Go FigureGo Figure by Jan Sand
Like the average guy I shop for various items in a store and try to keep the prices in my head so that when I approach the cash register I have a vague idea about how badly I am about to be hit...
 
 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.
 
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 What environmentalism must be concerned about the forgotten issues of climate changeWhat environmentalism must be concerned about the forgotten issues of climate change by Murray Hunter
The IPCC is about to publish, what are called 'landmark' report findings on climate change very soon. According to The Guardian, the report states that, "the greenhouse gas emissions spewed out by fossil fuel burning, forest destruction...
 
 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...
 
 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...
 
 Let the Vandalism Begin: Adani Strikes CoalLet the Vandalism Begin: Adani Strikes Coal by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
He began on RN Breakfast by claiming that he, and his company, would be open and transparent about mining operations. But Lucas Dow, chief executive of Adani's Australian operations, soon revealed in his June 25 interview...
 
 The Great Barrier Reef WarsThe Great Barrier Reef Wars by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
To float over such an aqueous body is to find a majestic creature unparalleled in beauty and expanse, stretching at 2,300km. There are other stunning formations on the planet, but the Great Barrier Reef has such dimension...
 
 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...
 
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