June 15, 2020
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Environmental Science timeline
⟶ Updated 14 Sep 2017 ⟶
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The Clean Air Act is established, changing how the government prevents air pollution
The Clean Water Act is created, changing how the government prevents air pollution
The first Earth Day is celebrated, raising national awareness about environmentalism
The National Energy Policy and Conservation act was created to help conserve energy
The Fukushima accident occurred when an earthquake happened near nuclear reactors, causing a nuclear accident
The Gulf Oil Spill caused the environment around to suffer. Many animals died and some of the oil still hasn't been removed.
The Hoover Dam is completed, making hydroelectric power for the southwest
Love Canal was a neighborhood in New York, but was on top of toxic wastes that had been dumped in the area decades before
The Migratory Bird Act is passed to protect migratory birds
Rachel Carson publishes Silent Spring, raising awareness of toxins to the public
The Sierra Club was founded by John Muir. Their opinions often clash with the US Forest Service.
The Apollo 8 mission made its astronauts the first to orbit the moon
The US Fish and Wildlife Service was created after two divisions combined. They protect endangered animals, regulate fishing and other things.
The US Forest Service was founded to take care of National Forests. It was founded by Theodore Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot.
Yellowstone was created to preserve the area.
Yosemite National Park was founded to protect the natural beauty
George Perkins Marsh: Considered to be America's first environmentalist
John Muir was the first president of the Sierra Club and expressed his beliefs about biocentric preservation
Aldo Leopold was an environmentalist and expressed his ideas and opinions with his books
The Aral sea has gradually decreased, from being the fourth largest saline sea in the world to barely nothing
The Dust Bowl showed farmers that they needed to use different farming techniques to prevent disasters like it
Gifford Pinchot was the head of the US National Forest Service. He was a utilitarian conservationist.
The Persian Gulf war happened because Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait
Theodore Roosevelt brought a lot of awareness to nature during his presidency. He created National Parks and his opinions were utilitarian conservationist based.
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