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AP Environmental Science: Timeline Review
 

AP Environmental Science: Timeline Review

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Review of events from the 19th century to the 21st century

Review of events from the 19th century to the 21st century

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  • AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Timeline August 2011
  • THOMAS MALTHUS (1798)Predicted that exponential population growth would outpace linear food production, which leads to starvation
  • HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1845)Believed in being simple and self sufficient. Author of Walden or, Life in the Woods
  • YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (1872) First National Park, created by Ulysses S. Grant
  • LONDON FOG (1880)Coal Burning brought a toxic fog that came over London with high levels of sulfur dioxide, killing thousands of people
  • SIERRA CLUB (1892) John Muir founded the Sierra Club. He founded the club in orderfor us to explore and enjoy nature, but at the same time, protect it
  • LACEY ACT (1900)The Lacy Act simply stated that you can’t kill birds without paying the state
  • THEODORE ROOSEVELT (1901-1909)A conservationist who was the 1st Environmental President. He started the Golden Age of Conservation.
  • PELICAN ISLAND (1903) The first national wildlife refugee
  • FOREST SERVICE (1905)Pinchot believed in using the forests, but also protecting them for futuregenerations, utilizing the resources wisely. The Forest Service is used to administer the national forests.
  • DUST BOWL (1934-1940) A drought occurred, and the citizens used bad farmingtechniques which led to the soil depleting and starvation.
  • DONORA, PENNSYLVANIA (1948)The first major air quality disaster. The weather trapped toxic fumes and it moved into the city to kill 20 people and made 7,000 ill
  • SAND COUNTY ALMANAC (1949)The author, Leopold wrote about living on the land, he told us that we should treat the land ethically.
  • LONDON SMOG (1952)The Coal Burning was producing smoke, and because of this unusual weatherpatterns trapped the toxic smoke and brought it into the city killing thousands
  • MINAMATA, JAPAN (1953) A company was dumping Mercury into a nearby bay, which led into the seaand contaminated the fish with Mercury, people died because of the poisoning
  • SILENT SPRING (1962)Rachel Carson cautioned about pesticides, and DDT. She is the mother of the Environmental Science movement.
  • POLLUTION OF LAKE EERIE (1965-1969) The lake was polluted badly
  • POPULATION BOMB (1968) A book that explained the phenomenon about too many people withnot enough resources to provide for them, can eventually lead to famine
  • TRAGEDY OF THE COMMONS (1968)Shared resources that’s common, but some people get greedy and act selfishly and unfairly
  • CUYAHOGA RIVER FIRE (1969) The river was so badly polluted it caught on fire
  • NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT (1969) 1st comprehensive Environmental Law. No construction if it negatively affects the environment.
  • CLEAN AIR ACT (1970)Sets limits for air pollutants to keep our air healthy
  • EPA ESTABLISHED (1970) Nixon established the EPA
  • FIRST EARTH DAY (1970)April 22nd. The First Earth Day was arranged by students universities and such.
  • CLEAN WATER ACT (1972)Regulated pollution in water, it sets maximum limits in drinkable water.
  • OPEC OIL EMBARGO (1973)They stopped shipping the US oil, diminishes the US oil
  • LOVE CANAL (1978)Landfill for the Hooker Chemical Company and made people die
  • THREE MILE ISLAND (1979)Located in Pennsylvania, it was the worst nuclear disaster of all time
  • BHOPAL, INDIA (1984)World’s worst industrial disaster, the gases dropped down bywheather and killed thousands of people. The Union Carbide.
  • CHERNOBYL (1986)At Chernobyl, reactor 4 exploded, and a plume of toxic gases spurred and became the World’s worst nuclear explosion.
  • MONTREAL PROTOCOL (1987)Treaty designed to protect the ozone layer. Single most successfulinternational agreement. Banned the use of CFCs among others.
  • EXXON VALDEZ (1989)One of the worst disasters that occurred at sea. An oil tanker struck a reef spilling millions of gallons into the ocean.
  • KYOTO PROTOCOL (1997)Treaty to stabilize the Green House gases, contributing an effort to stop global warming.
  • DEEP WATER HORIZON (2010) The BP oil spill, the biggest accidental spill in history
  • FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN (2011)Huge radiation triggered after a nuclear reactor exploded due to an earthquake that triggered a tsunami.