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Developments in population and settlement in the US American West are strongly influenced by the construction of the Burlington Railroad Tracks.

The hunt for the great auk leads to the seabird’s extinction.

The region is plagued by the worst famine in centuries, leading to death, disease, and mass migration.

The first anti-nuclear protest movement in the USSR is founded in 1989.

Activists use their bodies to prevent the cutting of trees.

The US Price-Anderson Act limits the liability of the nuclear industry in the event of an nuclear accident.

The All-Russian Society for the Protection of Nature (VOOP) becomes the first major Russian environmental organization.

The Act recognizes the need for sustainable forest management.

The fire destroys much of Chicago and kills hundreds of people.

The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment becomes the first UN conference focused solely on the global environment.