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POV’s list of the Best Environmental Movement Timelines

POV’s website has a compilation of features from around the Internet that explore environmental legislation, events and other milestones of the last 100 years.

The list includes

70 Years of Environmental Change
This visual timeline from The New York Times covers key environmental events and news stories under the last 13 presidencies.

Earth Days: Modern Environmental Movement
This American Experience timeline covers the American environmental movement post-World War II.

Environmental History Timeline
Probably the oldest timeline in the POV roundup (it was first published online in 1996!), this independent project produced by an American scholar at Radford University details the history of environmentalism from the rise of civilization in Babylon to the 21st century.

Milestones in Environmental Protection
This Infoplease timeline offers a comprehensive listing of government and non-governmental organizations’ attempts at preserving the environment from as early as 1849.

Organization Histories

The Greenpeace Book: Greenpeace History
In 1970, a handful of U.S. expatriates and Canadian ecology activists set sail off the coast of Alaska, in a boat named “Greenpeace,” to investigate underground nuclear testing on the island of Amchitka.

History: Sierra Club Timeline
This list is comprised of events from the beginning of the Sierra Club’s formation in 1892 under the guidance of naturalist John Muir to the present time.

Wikipedia: “Timeline of Earth Liberation Front Actions”
Although this article is unverified and disputed by Wikipedia editors, it is an interesting compendium of the guerilla group’s acts of eco-sabotage over the past 14 years.

The Future of Forests

The Guardian: The World’s 10 Most Threatened Forests
A slideshow depicts the world’s most at-risk rainforests and describes their ecosystems, the economies of surrounding villages and endangered animals that inhabit them.

Recommended forest films are GREEN set in Indonesia, and ALMA, set in Brazil.

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