Environmental Timeline

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    All things that happened during this time period
  • YellowStone National Park

    YellowStone National Park
    Yellowstone National Park was the first national park in america. It is located in Wyoming, Montana, And Idaho. It is home to a variety of wildlife, such as, Grizzly bears, elk, Deer, and many more.
  • New York vs. New Jersey and Passiac Vally sewerage commisioners

    New York vs. New Jersey and Passiac Vally sewerage commisioners
    New York sued New Jersey commissioners to stop dumping sewage in the New York harbor. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of New Jersey, and the dumping continued.
  • First Ethanol Plant Opened

    First Ethanol Plant Opened
    The very first Ethanol opened on Nov 3, 1937. It opened in Atchison, KS.
  • The Bald Eagle Preservation Act

    The Bald Eagle Preservation Act
    Congress passed the Bald Eagle preservation act in 1940, to prevent the extinction of Bald Eagles. Now Bald Eagles are not in danger of going extinct.
  • Silent Spring

    Silent Spring
    Rachel Carson published Silent Spring, it warned about the dangers of pesticides, especially DDT, to water and wildlife. Her book made many pesticed companies angry because people didn't want to buy their products anymore.
  • The Blue Marble

    The Blue Marble
    NASA released the “blue marble” photo of the earth from space, giving americans the first outside look at their planet. This picture raised awarness to environmental issues.
  • The Cuyahoga River

    The Cuyahoga River
    Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River ignited, because chemicals and pollution floating on top of the water caught fire.
  • Earth Day

    Earth Day
    Earth Day was first organized by Gaylord Nelson, a former Wisconsin senator, and Denis Hayes, a Harvard graduate student.
  • The Crying Indian

    The Crying Indian
    The Ad Council and Keep America Beautiful first aired the “Crying Indian” commercial on nationwide television. it raised awareness about pollution.
  • San Francisco oil spill

    San Francisco oil spill
    A South Korea bound container ship hit a tower supporting the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge spilling 58,000 gallons of oil in the San Francisco Bay. Many sea birds died and got sick because of the oil. Also many sea animals and fish.