1, 1995 - Greenpeace members occupied
Shell Oilís abandoned Brent Spar oil platform in
the North Sea
2, 1989 - Helsinki declaration on the
protection of the Ozone layer, calls for total
phase out of production and consumption of CFCís
3, 1978 - Sun Day celebrated solar
power across the U.S.
4, 1894 - Bird day first
5, 1964 - The Public Health
Service declared that the pesticide endrin
was responsible for the deaths of millions
of fish in the Mississippi River.
6, 1989 -South American nations
signed the Amazon (Manaus) Declaration
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.
8, 1991 - Government initiates program to
remove lead from drinking water.
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.
10, 1872 - The General Mining law was
11, 1910 - Glacier National Park was
12, 1921 - Author Farley Mowat born,
13, 1998 - Waste Isolation Pilot Project (WIPP)
site in New Mexico, received its federal license
for the underground storage of transuranic nuclear
14, 1804 - Lewis and Clark began trip of
western exploration of the U.S.
15, 1885 - David B. Hill, New York state
Governor, approved a bill establishing a Forest
Preserve on 715,000 acres in the Adirondack
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.
17, 1955 - The first atomic reactor patent was
issued to Fermi and Szilard.
18, 1980 - Mt. St. Helens, Washington,
produced the greatest volcanic eruption in U.S.
19, 1900 - European nations adopt standards
for the hunting of African wildlife
20, 1844 - The New York Sportsmenís Club,
the first conservation organization in the U.S.,
The New York Sportsmenís Club met for the first
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
22, 1928 - McSweeney-McNary Act authorized
expansion of forest research with experiment
23, 1707 - Botanist Carl Linnaeus, who devised
a plant classification system, born.
24, 1911 - Colorado National Monument
25, 1900 - The Lacey Act, the first U.S.
legislation for bird protection was
26, 2001 - Biologist Holly Butler, daughter of
author and ornithologist Robert W. Butler marries
conservation webpage editor and wildlife artist
27, 1907 - Rachel Carson, writer and marine
28, 1807 - Swiss zoologist Louis Agassiz born.
29, 1975 - The first whooping crane chick born
in captivity in Laurel, Maryland.
30, 1739 - Congressman John F. Lacey born.
Lacey was the author of many congressional
wildlife protection acts.
31, 1989 - Environmental journalist, Barbara DíAchille,
murdered by Shining Path guerillas in retaliation
for exposes on coca farming in the rainforests of