Environmental History Timeline

  • Public Health Service Act

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    Environmental History Timespan

  • Establishmen of National Forests

    Shoshonu national forest was made.
  • Migratory Bird Act

    Protects migratory birds.
  • Everglades National Park

  • Everglades National Park

    Everglades National Park was created
  • Bald Eagle Protection Act

    Provides protection of the bald eagle by prohibiting possesion and commerce of the eagle.
  • Silent Spring Published

    Explains how chemical pesticides are responsible for the up of our many diseases.
  • Wildreness Act

    Acceptance of gifts, guests and distributions to the environment.
  • Endangered Species Preservation Act

    Preserves the life of endangered species.
  • National Environment Policy Act

    Establishes a broad national framework for procting our environment.
  • First Earth Day

    Alebrate this for the beauty of the environment,
  • EPA Formed

    Protects human health and environment br writting and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by congress.
  • Clean Water Act

    Establishes the basic structure for regulating discharges of pollutants into water.
  • Endangered Species Conservation Act

    Establishes the protection endangered and threatened Species.
  • DDT Banned

    It was banned because it was harmful to the environment, animals, and humans.
  • OPEC oil embargo

    Decreases the supply of oil to the U.S.
  • Word Food Summit

    Where the government examine the global problem of food.
  • Convention on the /international Trade ub Endangered Species

    Agreement between governments ensuring that international trade of wild life will not happen.
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

    Gives EPA the authority to control hazardous waste.
  • Alternative Energy Institute

    Institute about the study of wind energy.
  • Love Canal Disaster

    Canal exploded due to harmful chemicals dumped into it.
  • Three Mile Island accident

    The power plant at three mile island had a cooling malfunction and cause the core to explode.
  • Union Carbide plant explosion

    Chemicals were leaked in the tank releasing poisonous gas, killing 200,000 people.
  • Union Carbide plant explosion

    Chemicals were introduced into the tank, releasing poisonous gas killing 200,000 people.
  • Chernobyl nuclear reactor explosion

    Was a flamed nuclear reactor that exploded causing radiation to go into the air.
  • Exxon Valdez oil spill

    it was the worst oil spill ever, over 1000 miles of coastline were filled with oil.
  • Clean Air Act

    Epa's responsibilities for protecting and improving the nations air quality.
  • U.N. Environmen Program created

    Mader a blueprint for sustainable developement.
  • First U.N. Earth Summit

    Where they rethink economics and find ways to stpo the destruction of natural resources.
  • International Conference on Population and Development

    Countries agreed that population and development are linked.
  • Kyoto Protocol

    Is an international agreemend linked to the U.N. framework convention in climate change.
  • Clean Air Act

    The clean air act was reauthorized