A period of Agricultural Development in Britain between the 15th and 19th century, which saw an increase in productivity and net output that broke the historical food scarcity cycles.
Changes in agricultural, manufacturing, mining, transportation, and technology.
John Muir is born
John Muir was born in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland on April 21st 1838. He later became an engineer,naturalist, writer, botanist, and geologist.
American book written by Henry David Thoreau
Originally consisted of grants totaling 160 acres of unappropriated federal land within the boundaries of the public land states.
Yellowstone National Park founded
Yellowstone National Park is located in the US state of Wyoming and extends into Montana and Idaho. Yellowstone is know for it's diverse wildlife and geothermal features.
American Forestry Association founded
The AFA was formed in Chicago, Illinois. The organization acts as a clearinghouse for environmental organizations working to preserve world tree growth.
Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks founded
Yosemite National Park was founded October 1st 1890. Sequoia National Park was founded in September 25th 1890. Both parks are know for beautiful sights and large portions of land.
General Revision Act
Created forest preserves. About 16 million acres of forest land were set a side for federal use in the Yellowstone region.
Sierra Club founded
The Sierra Club was founded to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth.
The Lacey Act protect both plants and wildlife by creating civil and criminal penalties for a wide array of violations.
Golden Age of Conservation
Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir worked together to preserve hundreds of acres of land in the U.S.
First National wildlife refuge established
The mission of the wildlife refuge is to manage a national network of lands and waters for the conservbation, management, and restoration of fish, plants and wildlife.
Served as first chief of the U.S. Forest Service
Audubon Society founded
The Audubon Society was founded to preserve and dedicate their time to conserve the environment.
U.S. forest service founded
Administrates the nations 155 national forests and 20 national grasslands.
This act gave permission to the president to restrict the use of particular public land owned by the federal government
U.S. National Park service founded
U.S. National Park is a federal agency that that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations.
A period of severe dust storms causing major agricultural damage to American and Canadian lands.
Soil Conservation Service founded
The SCS is an agency of the US Department of Agriculture that provides technical assistance to farmers and other private landowners and managers.
Civilian Conservation Corps founded
The CCC was a public program for unemplyed, unmarried men from relief families, ages 18-25.
Taylor Grazing Act
The Taylor Grazing Act of 1934 provides for the regulation of grazing on the public lands.
Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act
Stamp required by the US federal government to hunt migratory duck and geese.
Fish plus Wildlife service founded
The FWS is an agency with goals in working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats.
This book was written by Rachel Carson in 1962 and helped the launch of the American environmental movement.
The Wilderness Act was written by Howard Zahniser and it protected 9.1 million acres of federal land.
Clear Air Act ('63, '65, '70, '77, '90)
Federal law that regulates air emissions from stationary and mobile sources.
Wild and Scenic Rivers Act
This act protected wild rivers and scenic rivers.
NEPA(National Environmental Policy Act)
U.S. national policy promoting the enhancement of the environment
Cuyahoga River catches on fire
The Cuyahoga River located in Cleveland, Ohio caught on fire for being extremely polluted.
First Earth Day
This holiday was created to be aware and appreciate the earths environment.
Environmental Protection Agency
The purpose of EPA is to protect human health and the environment by writting and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by congress.
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodentcide Control('72, '75, '78', '88)
U.S. federal law assigned to protect applicators, consumers, and the environment from pesticides.
OPEC oil embargo
The OPEC oil embargo was a shortage of oil being exported from the Middle East.
Endangered Species Act
This law was signed by president Richard Nixon to protect critically imperiled species from extinction.
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
The RCRA was formed in 1976 to control and properly handle hazardous waste.
Clean Water Act
This act established the goals of eliminating releases of large amounts of toxic substances into water.
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
The SMCRA is a federal law that regulates the environmental effects of coal mining in the US.
Love Canal, NY
Site where a company called Hooker Chemical buried 21,000 tons of toxic waste.
3 Mile Island Nuclear accident
This nuclear meltdown was at Three Mile Island power plant in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. It released small amounts of radioactive gases and radioactive iodine into the environment.
CERCLA('80, '86, '90)
CERCLA was created to clean up sites contaminated with hazaardous substances.
This event was a leakage of 32 tons of toxic gases, including methyl isocyanate, that killed more than 20,000 people.
Chernobyl Meltdown, Ukraine
This event was a nuclear explosion in Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant which released large amounts of radioactive gases into the atmosphere.
The Montreal Protocol is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer
Exxon Valdez oil spill
This oil spill occured in Prince William Sound, Alaska, when an oil tanker called Exxon Valdez was headed to Long Beach, California and hit Price Williams Bligh Reef and spilled 260,000 to 750,000 barrels of crude oil.
Energy Policy Act of 1992
This act was passed by Congress to adress energy efficiency, energy conservation and energy management.
Desert Protection Act
This act was signed by president Bill Clinton, which established Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks and Mojave National Reserve in the California Desert
Set obligations on industrialized countries to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
World population hits 6 billion
World population hits billion in 1999.
Gulf of Mexico oil spill
This event occured on the Gulf of Mexico when an explosion occured at the location of the oil drilling site. Approximately 4.9 million barrels of oil were spilled onto the Gulf of Mexico.