Environment

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    Industrial revolution

    Industrial revolution
    Mechanization of production systems results in a shift from home-based hand manufacturing to large-scale factory production.
  • John Muir

    John Muir
    Founder of sierra club, was a engineer, naturalist, writer, botanist, geologist.
  • Walden

    Walden
    Henry David Thoureau,
  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    An act passed by Congress in 1862 promising ownership of a 160-acre tract of public land to a citizen or head of a family who had resided on and cultivated the land for five years after the initial claim.
  • Yellowstone national park founded

    Yellowstone national park founded
    The park's highest point is on Eagle Peak (11,358 ft/3,462 m); its lowest point is at Reese Creek (5,282 ft/1,610 m). It boasts one of the world's largest petrified forests, the tallest waterfall (Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, 308 ft/94 m), some 290 waterfalls that flow year-round, more than 300 geysers, one of the world's largest calderas and an active geyser, Old Faithful, which erupts almost every hour. The park experiences some 2,000 earthquakes each year.
  • American forestry association founded

    American forestry association founded
  • yosemite plus Sequoia National park founded

    yosemite plus Sequoia National park founded
  • General revision Act

    General revision Act
    Repealed the Timber Culture and Preemption Acts and authorized the President of the United States, under the Forest Reserve Act, to create forest preserves .
  • Sierra club founded

    Sierra club founded
    Founded by famed naturalist John Muir, the Sierra Club promotes conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy.
  • Lacey Act

    Lacey Act
    protects both plants and wildlife by creating civil and criminal penalties for a wide array of violations. It prohibits trade in wildlife, fish, and plants that have been illegally taken, transported or sold.
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    Golden Age of Consevation

    Roosevelt and John Muir worked together to preserve hundreds of acres of land in the United States
  • First National wildfire refuge established

    First National wildfire refuge established
    A place to go when a wildfire goes off. Its an escape from all the fire pollution to a fresh park were worries are not as dramatic.
  • U.S forest service founded

    U.S forest service founded
    190 million acres of national forests and grasslands, the USDA Forest Service is the largest agency of the US Department of Agriculture and has the conflicting mission of both preserving public forest lands and overseeing the commercial harvesting of its timber.
  • GIfford Pinchot

    GIfford Pinchot
    U.S. forestry and conservation pioneer. He graduated from Yale University and studied forestry in Europe. In 1892 he became the first professional U.S. forester. In 1896 he joined the national forest commission of the National Academy of Sciences and helped plan the U.S. system of forest reserves (later national forests). As chief of the U.S. Forest Service, he established the nation's forest-service system. He founded the Yale School of Forestry and taught there from 1903 to 1936.
  • Aldo Leopold

    Aldo Leopold
    U.S. environmentalist. After attending Yale University, he worked for the U.S. Forest Service, mainly in the Southwest. In 1924 the country's first national wilderness area was created at Leopold's urging. From 1933 to 1948 he taught at the University of Wisconsin. A fervent campaigner for the preservation of wildlife and wilderness areas, he was a director of the Audubon Society from 1935 and became a founder of the Wilderness Society.
  • Audubon Society founded

    Audubon Society founded
  • Antiquities Act

    Antiquities Act
    The act authorized the president to designate as national monuments historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest on federal lands. It also required permits for excavation on public lands and provided criminal penalties for unauthorized damage to or appropriation of objects of antiquity on those lands.
  • Congress becameuset because Roosevelt was waving so much forest land so they banned futher withdraws

    Congress becameuset because Roosevelt was waving so much forest land so they banned futher withdraws
    It was land they could of use to give to businesses to open companies and money would start going to them. But their losing money they could of made by seling parts of land.
  • U.S National Park service founded

    U.S National Park service founded
    U.S. federal agency that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations.
  • Dust Bowl

    Dust Bowl
    during the depression things started getting thougher and farmers had killed their soil so nothing would grow. particles of the sand were very tiny and thin that the wind would pick it up and move it leading to a dust storm.
  • Civilian Conservation Corps Founded

    Civilian Conservation Corps Founded
    The CCC was one of the most successful of the New Deal programs. Even today, many people think something like the CCC would be benificial for our economy and the unemployed. The CCC employed 2.9 million young men between the ages of 17 and 35. They worked throughout the US in over 2000 camps. The men would sign on to work in the CCC for 6 months, be put into crews, and do such work as reforestation, cutting and clearing timber, conservation projects in National Parks and Forests, build bridges,
  • soil conservation service founded

    soil conservation service founded
    Conserve the soil by carring for it and learning how to bring it back to life and not dry.
  • Taylor Grazing Act

    Taylor Grazing Act
    The law initially permitted 80,000,000 ac (32,000,000 ha) of previously unreserved public lands of the United States to be placed into grazing districts to be administered by the Department of the Interior. As amended, the law now sets no limit on the amount of lands in grazing districts. There are currently approximately 162,000,000 ac inside grazing allotments.
  • migratory bird hunting stamp act

    migratory bird hunting stamp act
    President Herbert Hoover signed the Migratory Bird Conservation Act in 1929 to authorize the acquisition and preservation of wetlands as waterfowlhabitat.
  • fish plus wildfire service founded

    fish plus wildfire service founded
  • silent spring

    silent spring
    Rachel carson publisher. In her boo she explains how pesticides harmed plants and animals.
  • Wilderness act

    Wilderness act
    Written by Howard Zahniser of The Wilderness Society. It created the legal definition of wilderness in the United States, and protected some 9 million acres of federal land. The result of a long effort to protect federal wilderness and to create a formal mechanism for designating wilderness, the Wilderness Act was signed into law by PresidentLyndon B. Johnson on September 3, 1964 after over sixty drafts and eight years of work.
  • wild and scenic river act

    wild and scenic river act
    cought on fire due to cheical substances.
  • cuyahoga river in cleveland, ohio, cought on fire

    cuyahoga river in cleveland, ohio, cought on fire
    The Cuyahoga River catched on fire because people polluted by threwing garbage in the Cuyahoga River the river
  • NEPA

    NEPA
    National Environmemntal Policy Act. Federal law declaring that it is a policy of federal and state governments to use all means available to promote the general welfare of the natural environment. In practice, the NEPA requires that environmental impacts be fully understood and justified before action is taken. It also sets standards for the level of impact that is permissible. The NEPA added costs to doing business, in the form of environmental impact studies.
  • First Earth Day

    First Earth Day
    Earth Day was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin and organized by Denis Hayes. A day dedicated to making a friendly environment.
  • Environmental Protection Agency established Clear Air Act

    Environmental Protection Agency established Clear Air Act
    Control the amount a fctory could pollute the air.
  • OPCE oil embargo

    OPCE oil embargo
    OAPEC members agreed to use their leverage over the world price setting mechanism for oil to stabilize their real incomes by raising world oil prices. This action followed several years of steep income declines after the recent failure of negotiations with the major Western oil companies earlier in the month
  • Endangered Species Act

    Help grownthe popullation of the spicies before its gone.
  • Roland and Molina (UCI) announce that CFC's are depleting the ozone layer

    Roland and Molina (UCI) announce that CFC's are depleting the ozone layer
    region of the upper atmosphere, between about 15 and 30 kilometers (10 and 20 miles) in altitude, containing a relatively high concentration of ozone that absorbs solar ultraviolet radiation in a wavelength range not screened by other atmospheric components.
  • RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

    RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
    The U.S. law, passed in 1976, that regulates ongoing operations involving the generation, transport, and treatment/storage/disposal of hazardous waste. Amended in 1984 by the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments, which established restrictions requiring the treatment of hazardous waste before disposal in landfills.
  • Clean Water Act

    Clean Water Act
    Factories were not allowed to tose dirty water to oceans or rivers. they would have to clean the factory in episodes. Filters are what produce clean and safe water.
  • Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act

    Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
    primary federal law that regulates the environmental effects of coal mining in the United States. SMCRA created two programs: one for regulating active coal mines and a second for reclaiming abandoned mine lands. SMCRA also created the Office of Surface Mining, an agency within the Department of the Interior, to promulgate regulations, to fund state regulatory and reclamation efforts, and to ensure consistency among state regulatory programs.
  • Love Canal, NY

    Love Canal, NY
    Toxic waste leaks into residential houses.
  • 3 Mile Island Nuclear accident, Pennsylvania

    3 Mile Island Nuclear accident, Pennsylvania
  • Alaskan Lands Act

    Alaskan Lands Act
  • CERCLA

    comprenhensive environmental response, compensation, and liberty act.
  • Bhopal Indian

    Chemical toxic cloud killed 2,000.
  • Chernobyl Meltdown, Okraine

    Chernobyl Meltdown, Okraine
    nuclear bomb went of leaving radiation in all corners
  • montreal protocol

  • Montreal Protocol

    Montreal Protocol
  • Exxon Valdez

    Exxon Valdez
    ship spills oil in the middle of the ocean.
  • Energy Policy Act of 1992

    Energy Policy Act of 1992
    more ways to gain energy by the sun.
  • Desert Protection Act

  • Kyoto Protocal

    Kyoto Protocal
    A treaty established in 1997, under the auspices of the United Nations, which requires its signatories to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons methane, nitrogen oxides, and sulphur hexafluoride, all greenhouse gases. See also emissions credit
  • world popullation hits 6 billion

    world popullation hits 6 billion
    resources were enough fo the popullation but it began growing and so did the demands for more space.
  • Al Gore presented with the Nobel peace prize for their work on climate change

    Al Gore presented with the Nobel peace prize for their work on climate change
    Al Gore is a business man and former Vice-President of the United States. Although not a climate scientist, he has listened to what the scientists had to say about climate change and is doing what he can to alert the world about the impending disaster climate scientists predict if we do nothing to reduce our global emissions of greenhouse gases
  • Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
    It is the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry.The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher that resulted from the 20 April 2010 explosion of Deepwater Horizon, which drilled on the BP-operated Macondo Prospect. The explosion killed 11 men working on the platform and injured 17 other.
  • UN climate change Conference, Cancun,Mexico

    UN climate change Conference, Cancun,Mexico
    The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is an international environmental treaty produced at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, informally known as the Earth Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro from June 3 to 14, 1992. The objective of the treaty is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.
  • world popullation hits 7 billion

    world popullation hits 7 billion
    Our popullation is expanding by millions it has reach one of the highest point. resourses are going to start to deplete.
  • Agricultural Revolution

    Agricultural Revolution
    Convert half the plantes land surface for agriculture creating fertilizer, and pesticides poison.