Principal federal law in the U.S. governing the disposal of solid waist and hazardous waste.
Alternative Energy Institute
Texas A&M University launched an alternative energy research branch in response to the 1973 oil crisis.
Love Canal Disaster (Lois Gibbs)
Landfall contaminated by hooked chemical then sold to city after being covered up.
Three Mile Island Accident
Mar 28, 1979
At a power plant in Middletown,Pennsylvania there was a nuclear meltdown which caused an escape of radiation over a 16 mile radius.
Union Corbide plant explosion
December 23, 1984
India. Bhopal, worlds worst industrial disaster- toxic gas leak - at least 3,787 deaths counted - 16,000 reported, 558, 125 injured.
April 26 1986
was known during the Soviet times, consisted of four reactors of type RBMK-1000, each capable of producing 1,000 megawatts of electric power
January 1, 1989
International treaty designed to protect the ocean cougar by phasing out production of numerous substances.
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
March 24, 1989
The Exxon Vadez was an oil tanker that crashed into a reef in Alaska causing millions of gallons of oil to be dumped into the ocean.
Gulf War Oil Spill
January 16, 1991
Largest oil spills in history, resulting from the Gulf War.
First U.N. Earth Summit
June 13, 1992
Message: make necessary - towards poverty and excessive consumption demanding.
Chlorofluorocarbons is a group of chemical compounds banned because they destroy the ozone layer.
Food Quality Protection Act
August 3, 1996
Standardized the way the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would manage the use of pesticides and amended the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Food Drug...
World Food Summit
November 13, 1996
Rome - resulted in the adoption of the Rome Declaration on World Food Security in which member states stated to "pledge our political will and our common and national commitment to achieving food security for all and to an ongoing effort to eradicate hunger in all countries, with an immediate view to reducing the number of undernourished people to half their present level no later than 2015.
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
August 3, 1997
Two Programs: one for regulating active coal mines one for re-cleaning abandoned mine lands.
December 10, 1997 - December 18, 1999
She wrote a book called The Legacy of Luna.
December 11, 1997
International treaty which extends the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change