To make sure large businesses would not cause harm to the environment.
This act is a conservation law in the United States that prohibits trade in wildlife, fish, and plants that have been illegally taken, possessed, transported, or sold.
Migratory Bird Act
The act was enacted in 1916 and passed in 1918. It is a federal law which protect migratory birds between the U.S and Britain.
Bald Eagle Protection Act
This protects two species of the eagle, the bald eagle and golden eagle.
Public Health Service Act
Gave United States Public Health service responsibility for preventing introduction, transmission and spread of diseases from foreign countries.
Everglades National Park
A 1.5-million-acre wetlands preserve on the southern tip of the U.S. state of Florida.
World Population reaches 3 billion
Antarctic Treaty System
Regulate international relations with respect to Antarctica, the only continent without a native human species.
Silent Spring Published
Used to highlight the adverse effects of pesticides on the environment.
Clean Air Act
Federal law designed to control air pollution on a national level, one of the US’s most influential environmental law.
Protected 9.1 million acres of land.
Water Quality Act
Prevent degradation of water below applicable standards.
National Environmental Policy Act
Law that promotes the enhancement of the environment.
First Earth Day
Annual event to support the environment and promote protecting it.
The Environmental Protection Agency which is an agency through the federal government for environmental protection.
DDT was a program to help fight diseases such as malaria, typhus, and yellow fever.
U.N. Environmental Programme created
Agency of the UN that coordinates the organizations environmental activities and assists developing countries.
Clean Water Act
Federal law governing water pollution in order to restore the integrity of the nation’s water supply.
OPEC Oil Embargo
The embargo was targeted towards nations supporting Israel during the Yom Kippur War.
Endangered Species Act
Protect and recover species and the environment they live in.
Love Canal Disaster
The Hooker Chemical company got government permission to dump chemicals into the Love Canal which over time amounted to 21,000 tons. The land was later sold in order to avoid any lawsuits.
World Environment Day
Encourages awareness and action for the protection of our environment.
Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species
Multilateral treaty to protect endangered plants and animals
The Toxic Substances Control Act
This act is a United States law, passed by the United States Congress that regulates the introduction of new or already existing chemicals.
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Gives the EPA the authority to control hazardous waste situations.
Alternative Energy Institute
West Texas A&M's alternative energy research.
Three Mile Island accident
Nuclear power plant reactor had a meltdown causing part of the core to melt.
Union Carbide Plant Explosion
Also known as the Bhopal Disaster, was an accident at the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, which released at least 30 tons of a highly toxic gas called methyl isocyanate, as well as a number of other poisonous gases.
Chernobyl Nuclear Explosion
Catastrophic nuclear accident leaving 31 dead at the scene and 15 dying later because of it.
World Population reaches 5 billion
Designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out production of resources.
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
Oil tanker owned by Exxon spilled over in Alaska.
Gulf War Oil Spill
The goal was to foil a potential landing by US Marines and it made commandeering oil reserves dangerous.
First U.N Earth Summit
The first United Nations Summit was a major United Nations conference held in Rio de Janeiro from 3 to 14 June 1992. It was held for addressing urgent problems of environmental protection at the global level.
Food Quality Protection Act
Creates a new safety standard that must be applied to all food commodities.
World Food Summit
Pledge to try and eradicate hunger in all countries.
International treaty which commits nations to reducing the amount of greenhouse gasses emitted.
BP Oil Spill
Considered to be the largest marine oil spill in the world.
World Population reaches 7 billion
Paris Climate Accord
Agreement within the UN on climate change and dealing with greenhouse gasses.