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Wilhelm Gottfried Moser formulates the basic principle of “sustainable forest management.”

European settlers introduce European species of flora and fauna into Australia and New Zealand.

Scientists Mario Molina and F. Sherwood Rowland argue that CFCs could damage the ozone layer.

Paul and Anne Ehrlich’s book The Population Bomb raises public awareness about overpopulation.

Originally formed to advocate against dam construction, the organization, which later became the Australian Wilderness Society, now supports various environmental protection and education projects.

Within four days, two-thirds of the city is destroyed and nearly one-hundred thousand people are homeless. Only nine deaths are recorded, but the real toll is likely much higher.

The 1992 international convention articulates a legally binding obligation to maintain the integrity of ecosystems.

The model calls for the inclusion of diverse plant species at various stages of growth in forests with a view to reproducing the conditions of an indigenous forest.

The Act is passed by the British colonial government in 1894 to facilitate the acquisition of land from certain Indian peasants in exchange for cash.

Economist William Stanley Jevons explores the implications of Britain’s dependency on coal.