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May 1, 1995 - Greenpeace members occupied Shell Oilís abandoned Brent Spar oil platform in the North Sea


May 2, 1989 - Helsinki declaration on the protection of the Ozone layer, calls for total phase out of production and consumption of CFCís by 2000


May 3, 1978 - Sun Day celebrated solar power across the U.S.


May  4, 1894 - Bird day first observed.


May 5, 1964 - The Public Health Service declared that the pesticide endrin was responsible for the deaths of millions of fish in the Mississippi River.


May 6, 1989  -South American nations signed the Amazon (Manaus) Declaration


May 7, 1894 - The Yellowstone Game Protection Act "an act to protect the birds and animals in Yellowstone National Park and to punish crimes in said park, and for other purposes" was passed to protect birds and animals in Yellowstone National Park and to punish crimes such as poaching.


May 8, 1991 - Government initiates program to remove lead from drinking water.


May 9, 1934 - The first major large-scale dust storm of the 1930s began on the plains of several mid-west states of the U.S. 


May 10, 1872 - The General Mining law was approved.


May 11, 1910 - Glacier National Park was established 


May 12, 1921 - Author Farley Mowat born, Belleville, Ontario.


May 13, 1998 - Waste Isolation Pilot Project (WIPP) site in New Mexico, received its federal license for the underground storage of transuranic nuclear waste


May 14, 1804 - Lewis and Clark began trip of western exploration of the U.S. 


May 15, 1885 - David B. Hill, New York state Governor, approved a bill establishing a Forest Preserve on 715,000 acres in the Adirondack Mountains. 


May 16, 1985 - J.Farman, B.G. Gardiner, and J.D. Shanklin published 'Large losses of total ozone in Antarctica reveal seasonal ClOx/NOx interaction' in the journal Nature.


May 17, 1955 - The first atomic reactor patent was issued to Fermi and Szilard.


May 18, 1980 - Mt. St. Helens, Washington, produced the greatest volcanic eruption in U.S. history.


May 19, 1900 - European nations adopt standards for the hunting of African wildlife


May 20, 1844 - The New York Sportsmenís Club, the first conservation organization in the U.S., The New York Sportsmenís Club met for the first time.


May 21, 1990 - The National Park Service issued a report stating that the reintroduction of 150 gray wolves to Yellowstone would have minimal impact on other animals in park and on surrounding livestock.


May 22, 1928 - McSweeney-McNary Act authorized expansion of forest research with experiment station system.


May 23, 1707 - Botanist Carl Linnaeus, who devised a plant classification system, born.


May 24, 1911 - Colorado National Monument designated.


May 25, 1900 - The Lacey Act, the first U.S. legislation for bird protection was approved. 


May 26, 2001 - Biologist Holly Butler, daughter of author and ornithologist Robert W. Butler marries conservation webpage editor and wildlife artist Tom Middleton


May 27, 1907 - Rachel Carson, writer and marine biologist, born.


May 28, 1807 - Swiss zoologist Louis Agassiz born.


May 29, 1975 - The first whooping crane chick born in captivity in Laurel, Maryland. 


May 30, 1739 - Congressman John F. Lacey born. Lacey was the author of many congressional wildlife protection acts.


May 31, 1989 - Environmental journalist, Barbara DíAchille, murdered by Shining Path guerillas in retaliation for exposes on coca farming in the rainforests of Peru.




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