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The Sharda Canal is the last major British colonial irrigation project completed in the United Provinces of India.

The Kyoto Protocol is an addition to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that stipulates a reduction of greenhouse gases.

The convention acknowledges that desertification and drought are global problems, and calls for international collaboration to combat its effects.

In 1992, China approves the construction of the Three Gorges dam. It would be completed in 2008.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) publishes its “Red List” of endangered animal and plant species.

UNESCO recognizes the area’s exceptionally diverse flora and fauna and its value to scientific research.

The Global 2000 Report to US President Jimmy Carter is published.

Mining for uranium begins in Australia, which holds 23% of the world’s proven estimated uranium reserves (1.2 million tons).

The environmental protection NGO is founded in Vancouver, Canada.

The 1976 Barcelona Convention for Protection against Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea is established.