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A period of drought in the American Great Plains, combined with unsustainable agricultural practices, turns the region into a “Dust Bowl.”

The outbreak of the Spanish Influenza kills more than twelve million people in India.

United States and Great Britain (on behalf of Canada) sign the Convention for the Protection of Migratory Birds in 1916.

New Zealand’s deadliest earthquake causes the death of 258 people in the Hawke’s Bay region.

This South American cactus moth is used to combat the spread of the prickly pear.

The first nature reserve in Java, Indonesia, is established on the Krakatau volcanic island.

More than 10,000 people are killed during the earthquake in the Bihar region of Eastern India.

Thomas Jefferson commissioned Lewis and Clark’s expedition to search for a Northwest Passage to Asia. The expedition to the Pacific resulted in detailed environmental reports about the American West.

A series of tests called “Operation Crossroads” are the first nuclear tests conducted by the United States after the Second World War.

Soon after the species arrive, their populations increase to plague proportions.