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  • 200

    Roman Senate

    80 AD- The Roman Senate passes law that holds water so they can have it to clean the streets in ‘dry periods.’
  • 275

    Public Restrooms

    275 BC- Public physicians are sent to help the poor, and hospitals are built throughout the empire. They use aqueducts to bring clean water to gyms and public bathrooms.
  • May 7, 1388

    Parliament Passes Act

    1388 AD- Parliament passes an act that forbids throwing waste, garbage, etc. into ditches, rivers and waters.
  • Concerns Of Fumifugium

    1661 AD- John Evelyn wrote to Fumifugium, in concern of the air pollution in public parks and even flowers.
  • Dodo Bird Extinction

    1700 AD- The dodo bird is extinct due to pollution.
  • Poisin In Alcohol

    1723 AD- Lead in alcohol causes serious stomach pains and dry belly aches. It was poisoning.
  • Work Conditions

    1812 Gas light- this meant that people could work longer and even after the sun went down. With people working more you were near more people and germs could be passed. The work conditions were not good and so you could get sick easier because you are in it more.
  • Conditions Of Workers In Textile Mills

    1831 - House of Commons Factory Commission - Investigated conditions of workers in textile mills. Said they were stunted, diseased, deformed, and degraded.
  • Board Of Health

    1833 - Report of the Board of Health (focus: Cholera Outbreak) - A severe outbreak of cholera affects many British towns and cities and prompts investigation on the part of the medical community. 32,00 victims in total. Dr. Robert Baker submits his report to the Leeds Board of Health outlining his investigation into the cholera outbreak in leeds.
  • Sanitation Conditions Of Great Britian

    1842 - The Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population of Great Britian- A report on the results of special inquiry into the practice of burials in towns because Edwin Chadwick’s reports that he can link high rates of infectious disease and child mortality to grossly unsanitary conditions and polluted drinking water. That everyone who died of old age or violence in Britain in the year 1928 eight died of infectious diseases.
  • Employment Of Children

    1842 - Royal Commission on Employment of Children in the Mines- cruel slavery revolting to humanity. This found women and children working 154 hour days.
  • Improving Health (APHA)

    1872 - American Public Health Association - is the most diverse organization of health professionals in the world. They work to improve public health.
  • British Public Health Act

    1875 - British Public Health Act - Lets authority deal with housing, water pollution, occupational disease, and other problems.
  • Protecting The Environment

    1912 -- July 1 -- David Brower born in Berkeley, California. President of the Sierra Club and founded of Friends of the Earth and Earth Island Institute, Bower is remember's as an uncompromising environmental activist in the John Muir tradition. After he was born he played a great role in world for protecting the environment.
  • National Park

    1916 -- National Park Service created. President Woodrow Wilson created the national park system with the Organic Act of 1916 designed to "conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects [and] leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations." According to the Environmental News Network, there are now 77.5 million acres of land preserved in the Park system. One inspiration that helped the Organic Act pass Congress was a motion picture of proposed park areas by photographer
  • Removing Locked Gates

    1917 -- Corps of Engineers removed lock gates in old canal in Virginia's Dismal Swamp, allowing salt water into North Carolina's Currituck Sound, a major waterfowl estuary. After a fight with the Corps of Engineers, environmental activists finally persuade Congress in 1930 to restore the gates and preserve the sound.
  • US Water Power Act

    1920 -- US Water Power Act authorizes federal hydroelectric projects.
  • Public Health Act (UK)

    1926 -- Public Health Act (UK) expands Alkali Acts of 1863 and 1906 to control any chemical process considered to cause serious pollution.
  • Public Contract Act

    1936 -- US Congress passed Public Contracts Act mandating safety and health standards for any business with a federal contract.
  • First Air Pollution Control In The Nation

    1947 -- Los Angeles Air Pollution Control District formed; first air pollution control bureau in the nation.
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    Air & Water Timeline

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    Air & Water Timeline

  • Air Pollution Control Act

    1955 -- Congress passes Air Pollution Control Act, a forerunner of the Clean Air Act of 1963 and subsequent legislation.
  • Water Pollution Control Act

    1956 -- Congress passes Water Pollution Control Act
  • Clean Air Act

    1970-clean air act is passed: it regulates air emissions from stationary and mobile sources.
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

    1976-Resource Conservation and Recovery Act: montiers dangerous and hazardous waste
  • Nuclear Waste Policy Act

    1981- Nuclear waste policy Act: makes sure that we dispose of nuclear waste properly.
  • Helping Other Countries

    1983- allows us to help other countries with wildfires and plant protection
  • Envirment Help Group

    1990- Ocean Robbins co-created a group that helps the environment and it still stand and helps today. It has inspired 400 non profit clubs.
  • Air Pollution

    1996- Air pollution has went down 40% since the clean air act had been passed
  • Rainforest logging banned

    2000 - Rainforest logging banned in New Zealand following a 30 year campaign by environmental groups.
  • US Wind Energy Industry

    The U.S. Wind Energy Industry wins passage of an extended production tax credit for electricity generated by wind power. - 2002
  • Oil Demand

    Oil Demand, Changes in climate will affect resources, Biofuel and renewable energy sources Fusion Power. -2025
  • Poisin Control

    Stop poisoning the air, the water and the topsoil. -2030
  • Real Problems

    Stop preparing for war and start dealing with your real problems. -2035
  • Teach Not To Kill The Planet

    Teach your kids, and yourselves, too, while you're at it, how to inhabit a small planet without helping to kill it. -2040
  • New Planet

    Quit thinking everyone in the future will be fine living in a dirty, polluted environment, since they can go to a nice new planet on a spaceship.-2050