Enviormental Events

Events

1 Billion Population

1804

John Snow

1813 - 1858

Traced source of cholera outbreak

John Muir

1838 - 1914

Advocate for preservation of wilderness

Theodore Roosevelt

October 27, 1858 - January 6, 1919

Established many national parks

Gifford Pinchot

1865 - 1946

Advocated conservation of reserves

Yellowstone National Park

1872

National park in Wyoming

Aldo Leopold

1887 - 1948

Environmental conservationist

Establishment of National Parks

1891

Apart of land revision act

Lacey Act

1900

Prevents illegal wildlife trade

Rachel Carson

1907 - 1964

Wrote Silent Spring

Migratory Bird Act

1916

Protection of Birds

Wangari Maathai

1940 - 2011

Kenyan Environmental activist

Public heath service act

1944

Prevented spread of disease

Lois Gibbs

1951 - Present

Environmental activist

Antarctic Treaty System

Dec 1, 1959

Regulates antarctic land

3 Billion Population

1960

156 years after

Silent Spring published by Rachel Carson

1962

Environmental science book

Clean Air Act

Dec 17, 1963

Control Pollution

Wilderness Act

1964

Protects Untraveled Land

Water quality act

1965

Set standards for water

Wild & Scenic Rivers Act

October 2, 1968

Preserve water ways

EPA Formed

1970

Environmental Protection Agency

National environment policy act

1970

Enhancement of the environment

First Earth Day

April 22, 1970

Day for environmental protection

DDT Banned

1972

Insecticide Banned

Clean Water Act

1972

Regulating pollutant discharge

U.N. Environment Programme created

June 5, 1972

Assisted developing countries

Ocean Dumping Act

October 23, 1972

Regulates Ocean Disposal

Endangered Species Act

1973

Conserves and Protects Endangered Species

OPEC oil embargo

1973

Gas tax on U.S

World Environment Day

1973

Created worldwide awareness

Safe Drinking Water Act

1974

Assured public or drinking water

Julia Hill

1974 - Present

Environmental activist

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

1976

Governed disposal of solid waste

Toxic Substances Control Act

October 11, 1976

Regulates new chemicals

Alternative Energy Institute

1977

Alternate energy source research

Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act

1977

Regulates coal mining

Love Canal Disaster

1978

Toxic waste disaster

Three Mile Island Incident

1979

Nuclear Meltdown in Pennsylvania

Union Carbide plant explosion

1984

Gas leak explosion

Chernobyl Disaster

April 26 1986

Nuclear Meltdown in Ukraine

Montreal Protocol

1987

Regulates substances that deplete the ozone.

5 Billion Population

1987

27 years after

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

1989

Oil Tanker Spill

Gulf war oil spill

1991

Oil spill in Persian gulf

First U.N. Earth Summit

June 1992

Environment Development

CFC's Banned

1996

Dangerous Chlorofluorocarbon chemicals are banned

Food Quality Protection Act

August 3, 1996

Manages Pesticides

World food summit

November 1996

Future food needs meeting

Kyoto Protocol

1997

Reduce greenhouse emitions

Energy Policy Act

June 20, 2005

Gave tax incentives to enviormently friendly companies

BP oil spill

April 20, 2010

Explosion of oil rig

7 Billion Population

2011

24 years later