Throughout history, the ecosystems of the world have been significantly altered by human development. From Animal Extinction in Europe to the Industrial Revolution, major historical trends have affected the environment forever.
Earth Day, the Chernobyl Accident, the Dust Bowl,
and many other historical incidents remain relevant today. You can also explore them with our interactive Timeline.
Major events in history continue to affect the environment many years after they happened. The creation of
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When you have finished reading the articles in this section, be sure to
A bibliography for each article in this section is available on the Bibliography page.
Environment and History – A scholarly journal on past and present environmental
problems. The journal consists of articles written by various academics.