environment pollution

Timeline created by MayraE
  • Smoke

    During the 18th and 19th centuries was based on the use of coal. Industries were often located in towns and cities, and together with the burning of coal in homes for domestic heat, urban air pollution levels often reached very high levels. During foggy conditions, pollution levels escalated and urban smogs (smoke and fog) were formed.
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    Progressive Movement

    witnessed an explosion of reform efforts in America. A great number of people, for a variety of reasons, participated in a vast number of diverse reforms, including women's suffrage, political reform, and prohibition. Progressive reformers initiated these changes in reaction to the increased level of, and problems associated with, urbanization and industrialization in late-nineteenth-century America.
  • Pollution Factors

    Pollution Factors
    While corporate leaders capitalized on industrial and technological growth, working men, women and children were subject to harsh conditions inside factories.The machines that made mass manufacturing possible were often very dangerous. Kept in small spaces without proper enclosure or ventilation, manufacturing machines emitted noxious fumes and contributed to excessive heat inside factories filled with workers.
  • New York water supply system

    New York water supply system
    The Board of Water Supply proceeded to plan and construct facilities to impound the waters of the Esopus Creek, one of the four watersheds in the Catskills, and to deliver the water throughout the City. This project, to develop what is known as the Catskill System, included the Ashokan Reservoir and Catskill Aqueduct and was completed in 1915.
  • The Pollution Affect the Animals

    The Pollution Affect the Animals
    Many animals are dying because of pollution. All types of environmental pollution have negative impact on animal's health, and the worst types of pollution are air, water and noise pollution.
  • The strike

    The strike
    In one block in 49th Street the reporter counted 84 cans, every one piled high with garbage and other refuse, while near the avenue corners were big piles of garbage, mostly of rotting perishables, which, like those in 47th street, were surrounded by playing children and scavenging cats and dogs.
  • Traffic condition

    Traffic condition
    An era of contradictions for New York as a modern industrial city that, with engineering feats of wonder, had conquered the sky and constructed a hidden network of water lines, sewer lines, and power lines below the ground. Between 1918 and the end of the 1920s, there were more than a half a million new motor vehicles on the streets yet there had been no new highway construction within the City, choking the City with traffic.
  • Heath and Environmental Reform

    Heath and Environmental Reform
    Health Environment Health Reforms Environmental Reforms The environmental problems of the cities were viewed in two different ways. The conservation and the preservation activist led by Gifford Pinchot and John Muir advocated for the improvement and protection of nature outside the cities.