The First Water Pollution Law Passed

First water pollution law passed on 1856 in London, England to control waste dumped into the Thames River. Continue reading

King Edward I of England

Edward I (17/18 June 1239 – 7 July 1307), also known as Edward Longshanks and the Hammer of the Scots (Latin: Malleus Scotorum), was King of England from 1272 to 1307. Before his accession to the throne, he was commonly referred to as The Lord Edward. Continue reading

First City Affected by Urban Air Pollution

London, England was the first city to be affected by urban air pollution by 1273, when richer residents began complaining about coal smoke, that remained in the air. Continue reading

Damper designed to reduce the smoke

Invented in France in 1715, was the Air Pollution Abatement Device, which was a damper designed to reduce the production of smoke from chimneys. Continue reading

First time land set aside for a National park

What is now Royal National Park, Australia, the land was set aside in 1879. Continue reading

Park Service a Canadian National Program

The Canadian Government in 1911 established a national park service called Dominion Parks Branch. Continue reading