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The process caused environmental destruction in large areas of Tasmania.

German physicist Albert Einstein explains the photoelectric effect.

The passage of the first forest regulations in India under British rule leads to the establishment of the Imperial Forest Service.

The Erie Canal was the first transportation system between the eastern seaboard and the western interior of the United States that did not require portage.

The Act is the first British legislation to encompass all of India’s forests and waterways.

Pakistan’s Kalabagh Dam Project is constructed and becomes highly contested as it develops from an irrigation project into a major effort to generate hydroelectric power.

The agreement between Canada and the United States concerns the quality of the Great Lakes Water Basin.

Princess Augusta and Lord Bute establish the first botanic garden at Kew.

Fossey becomes a leading expert on mountain gorillas and advocates for their protection.

Abraham Darby introduces coke to the Coalbrookdale blast furnace, leading to a major breakthrough for the production of iron.