Chronology of Americans and the Environment by Chris J. Magoc

By Chris J. Magoc

Environmental concerns similar to deforestation, water pollutants, extinction of indigenous animal species, and weather switch have lengthy existed within the usa. thankfully, the yankee humans and their executive have established a willingness to deal with environmental concerns.Chronology of american citizens and the surroundings encompasses greater than 4 centuries of dynamic and transformational environmental switch that illustrate the significant significance of our environment, common assets, and "nature" all through American historical past. the writer offers a chronological evaluation of the numerous occasions, significant figures, and public coverage advancements in the course of the background of our dating with the surroundings, illustrating the series of old occasions, cultural principles, and tendencies that experience led american citizens to do so to guard the surroundings and public healthiness. This publication additionally touches upon prehistoric occurrences and occasions sooner than the arriving of ecu explorers that supply context for local American principles and attitudes towards nature.

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1847 IRR. Mormons begin digging communal irrigation ditches, dams, and canals in the harsh and arid conditions ar ound the G reat Salt Lake. Their cooperatively orchestrated effort to irrigate the deser t is so successful that it becomes a model for J ohn Wesley Powell in his 1878 recommendations on irrigating the Southwest. Nineteenth Century 29 TRNS. The Illinois-Michigan Canal opens, linking the Chicago and I llinois rivers and opening up the forests of the Great Lakes states to the logging industry.

25 per acre. 1842 SBRB. Landscape ar chitect Andr ew J ackson D owning (1815–1852) co-publishes with Alexander Jackson Davis Cottage Residences, a book that enshrines r ural living as an early suburban middle-class r omantic ideal. The book urges the planting of particular plants and or chards and illustrates the pr oper method of so wing gardens and tending to the countr y lawn. Downing asserts that charming rural cottages and well-tended horticulture would ameliorate the effects of urban living, reinforcing the home as a vir tuous refuge.

As the flames reach nearby marshlands, methane gas begins exploding, worsening the blaze. The fire is so intense it jumps the waters of Green Bay. Although often forgotten in history books in favor of the Great Chicago Fire that occurred the same day, the G reat Peshtigo Fire warns of the dangers of rampant defor estation, which has been taking place in the Wisconsin “Big Woods” region and throughout the upper Midwest. The tragedy accelerates interest in scientific forest management, fire prevention, and reforestation programs.

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