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John Evelyn’s report for King Charles II of England becomes one of the first tracts on urban air pollution.

The fire ranks among the three largest forest fires ever recorded in North America.

The largest recorded bushfire in a populous region in Australian history.

The General Land Office issues instructions and manuals concerning public land use.

The greatest flood on the Red River in recorded history destroys most fur trading posts in Manitoba, Canada.

The World Conference on Science and Technology for Human Development takes place in Bucharest, Romania.

Early modern European voyages to the New World led to the globally transformative exchange of people, plants, ideas, and diseases.

The Habitat II UN Conference on Human Settlements takes place in Istanbul in 1996.

Henry David Thoreau’s book Walden is considered one of the most important works of nature writing and became highly influential for the environmental movement.

UN releases “Declaration on Cities and Other Human Settlements in the New Millennium.”