The aim of this festival, which originated in 1950 to commemorate the establishment of the World Health Organization (WHO), is to appeal attention to the fact that health is the highest value for both the state and for each person. World Health Day 2010 dedicated to urbanization and health. This theme was chosen by chance: today urbanization has a huge impact on the health of the planet's population at the global level and on the health of each of the inhabitants of the earth alone. Urbanization is associated with many health problems related to water, environment environment, violence and injuries, communicable diseases and their risk factors, such as smoking, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, alcohol abuse, as well as hazards associated with disease outbreaks. who experts say that today the problem of health of urban residents is largely dependent on the quality of life in cities.
Bad ecology of major world cities have extremely negative impact on health people. According to experts, who 24% of disease and 23% of all deaths are the result of unfavorable environmental factors. Great Barrier Reef and affected by oil spills unique and the largest the world's ecosystem integrity – the Great Barrier Reef – is now experiencing hard times. This single living 'organism', home to some 400 species of coral, 1500 species of fish and a variety of other animals and plants is on the verge of extinction due to excessive shipping, global warming and pollution of the oceans. Last week, Chinese bulker 'Shen Neng-1' crashed into a reef Douglas Shoals in the field, limited to shipping due to defense the world's largest coral reef, made to the unesco World Heritage List.
About 2 tons of fuel of 950 tonnes of stock on board fell into the water through a hole in the engine room flooded, approximately three kilometers. Oil slick in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef, which area reached 300 thousand square meters, have been collected. However, the colossal damage to the ecosystem is still occurred. Company owner faces a fine of contamination of the reef at a rate of one million Australian dollars (920,000 U.S. dollars). The next day another ship attempted to pass through the protected area reefs. Attempting to marching under the flag of Panama ship 'Mimosa' shortest route through the Great Barrier Reef has cost the owners of the vessel a large fine. Many of the ships are still trying to cut its own path and not bypass the Great Barrier Reef, threatening the unique ecosystem in the world. Bottling 50-60 tons of diesel fuel from the pipeline occurred last week in the coastal zone of the lagoon Pevek in . Diesel fuel spilled onto the ice as the bay, and on the ground. Later, experts said that the spill was not 50-60 tonnes and 17-18. According to preliminary data, the spill will not make any negative consequences for the environment. Photofact week: 'The most powerful creatures on the planet' and 'Earth Hour 2010' Last week we presented to you the ten most powerful beings on the planet at a ratio of strength-weight. In our ranking of 'athletes' – animals (not only) that can lift more weight than their own in 1000! We also take a virtual tour of the cities of the world where environmental action was 'Earth Hour 2010'. In 2010, this rally organized by wwf, was attended by 126 countries in all continents and more than 4000 cities worldwide.