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1780s Thomas Malthus
1890 U.S. Government declares frontier closed
1891 Forest Reserve Act (1891)
1892 John Muir (1892), preservationist
1892 Sierra Club
1900 Lacey Act (1900)
1900-1909 Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt (early 1901-1909 The Golden Age of Conservation)
1902 Reclamation Act (1902)
1905 Audobon Society, founding of (1905)
1905 Gifford Pinchot (1905)
1906 Antiquities Act (1906)
1908 Svante Arhenius (1908)
1910 Alice Hamilton (1910?)
1916 Woodrow Wilson and National Park Service Act (1916)
1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act (1918)
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1933 Civilian Conservation Corps (1933)
1933 Tennessee Valley Authority (1933?)
1934 Dust Bowl begins in Midwest (1934)
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2010 Deep Water Horizon
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Deepwater Horizon Incident
By: Ashley Mooney
This incident involves the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit or (MODU) and also BP. This event happened April 20th, 2010 when the MODU caught fire and exploded. Initial reports are that a blowout occurred when oil and methane gas erupted through the riser pipe connecting the Horizon to the well head, 5,000 feet below surface. Still burning, it sinks into the Gulf of Mexico dragging the damaged riser pipe with it to the bottom.
The U.S Coastguard gives the ok that there is no such leak coming from the undersea well. On April 24th, the USCG ignores all public statements made the day of the explosion/ sinkage of the MODU and confirms that there is in fact leakage from the undersea well which totals to about 1,000 barrels or 42,000 gallons a day. This event lasted from April 10th, 2010 to September 19th, 2010 when the oil leak was officially proclaimed "dead".
This major event was recorded as the worst oil spill in history.
(Oil Spill Map)
(Oil Rig on fire)
(Oil spill information)
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