Established to help conserve as well as restore natural ecosystems. The Society focuses a lot on conserving different kinds of bird species.
A preservation law protecting areas and land of historical significance.
Roosevelt was waving so much forest that Congress banned further withdrawals
U.S National Park Service Founded
The 1930s was a period of dust storm that did great damage to American and Canadian agricultures.
Founding of Civilian Conservation Corps
Established to conserve America's natural resources so that it can last for an extended amount of time.
Soil Conservation Service Founded
The organization provides funds to improve conservation of soil. Helps ecosystems recover from wildfires and tries to minimize runoff that might cause soil erosion.
Taylor Grazing Act
The Act was signed by President Roosevelt in his mission to conserve ecosystems and the environment. The act was meant to control overgrazing of public land by livestocks which cause soil erosion.
Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act
Also known as the Duck Stamp. Damage to their ecosystem and habitat, as well as overshooting caused a decreased in the bird's population and the the act made it so that any person above 16 or older must carry a duck stamp in order to hunt ducks, geese etc.
Fish + Wildlife Service Founded
The agency is responsible with protecting and conserving fish, plants species, as well as the habitat they live in.
Had a passion for animals which prompted her to live in the wildness of Tanzania, Africa to study chimpanzees and the evolution of humans.
Silent Spring by Rachel Carlson
The book showed all the negative effects of DDT and caused questions about advancement in technology as well as providing a reason as to why it is important to conserve the environment.
Clean Air Act
63 and 65- This act was meant to provide funding for the clean up of air pollution
70- Created policies that helped prevent harm being done to the environment
77- New Source Review
90- Gave more authority to the EPA to make and enforce environmental regulations
Protects millions of acres of wilderness and was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Tragedy of the Commons by Garret Hardin
Wild and Scenic Rives Act
Also signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson the act protects rivers in the U.S.
The National Environmental Policy Act makes federal agencies consider the impact on the environment when making decisions for the progress of their agency,
Cuyahoga River Catches Fire
Located in Cleveland, Ohio. Due to being one of the most polluted rivers in America at the time, the river caught on fire.
Created the EPA to enforce guidelines that have to do with the environment. His time in office greatly benefitted the environment the associations that were trying to manage and preserve it.
First Earth Day
Establishment of the EPA
Environmental pollution caused President Richard Nixon to act by establishing the Environmental Protection Agency to ensure the protection of the environment.
FIFRA 72, 75, 78, 88
Federal Insectide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide. The sale and distribution of pesticides were controlled by this program.
OPEC Oil Embargo
Arab oil producers declared that they were limiting shipping oil to the United States.
Endangered Species Act
Depletion of Ozone Layer due to CFC
CFC is a compound consisting of Chlorine, fluorine, and carbon and in 1974, Sherwood, Roland, and Molina announced that it was depleting the ozone layer.
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act was passed in able to ensure the protection of human health and the environment from waste disposals.
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
Protected people and the environment from the adverse effects of surface coal mining operations.
Clean Water Act
Stopped companies and facilities from dumping waste into the water contributing to water pollution.
The area known as Love Canal was housing a large amount of hazardous chemical waste, which contaminated the area. The pollution in the area affected the health of the residents living in the area.
3 Mile Island Nuclear Accident
The accident was serious yet only a small amount of radiation was released and there were no recored health effects. The accident had a huge impact on emergency responses to these types of situation.
Alaskan Lands Act
The act proctects over 100 million acres of federal land in Alaska.
This law taxed chemical and petroleum industries and authorized the United States government to respond to possible releases of hazardous chemicals that could be a danger to the environment and people.
Reagan In Office
Reagan was pro-industry/economy and so not much progress was made in environmentalism during his time in office.
Methyl isocynate gas leaked from a pesticide plant in Bhopal, Indian, killing over 8,000 people in a matter of days.
A nuclear power station in Ukraine had an accident that cause its Unit 4 to shut down. The accident killed 28 of its workers.
Regulations trying to reduce amounts of substances and chemicals that contributed to the depletion of the ozone layer.
World Population Reaches 5 Billion
Exxon Valdez was the oil that caused the biggest oil spill in United States history at the time. This made the U.S consider plans for dealing with these types of disaster.
Energy Policy Act
Established energy mangagement goals.
Desert Protection Act
The act established Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks, and Mojave National Reserve.
Julia Butterfly Hill sat in tree "Luna" for 700+ days to protest deforestation
An international agreement in an attempt to to reduce emissions that harm the environment and contribute to climate change.