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Line of Time about Nature's History - Jack Miller and Will Long 12/14/18

  • World Population reaches 1 billion

  • Establishment of National Forests

    Establishment of National Forests
    To make sure large businesses would not cause harm to the environment.
  • Lacey Act

    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

    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.
  • Wilderness Act

    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

    First Earth Day
    Annual event to support the environment and promote protecting it.
  • EPA Formed

    EPA Formed
    The Environmental Protection Agency which is an agency through the federal government for environmental protection.
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    DDT Banned

    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.
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    OPEC Oil Embargo

    The embargo was targeted towards nations supporting Israel during the Yom Kippur War.
  • Endangered Species Act

    Endangered Species Act
    Protect and recover species and the environment they live in.
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    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

    Three Mile Island accident
    Nuclear power plant reactor had a meltdown causing part of the core to melt.
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    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

  • Montreal Protocol

    Designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out production of resources.
  • Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

    Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
    Oil tanker owned by Exxon spilled over in Alaska.
  • Gulf War Oil Spill

    Gulf War Oil Spill
    The goal was to foil a potential landing by US Marines and it made commandeering oil reserves dangerous.
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    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.
  • Kyoto Protocol

    Kyoto Protocol
    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.