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World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5

World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5. It aims at raising global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature.

The day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972. Since 1973, it is hosted every year by a different city with a different theme. This year it's 'Raise your voice, not the sea level'.

The most catastrophic environmental disasters and fines paid by companies in this photo gallery by ITAR-TASS.