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Unformatted text preview: development of nuclear energy and public awareness of dangers associated with this new energy source 1950's Widespread use of new chemical pesticides (DDT) and herbicides; gradual awareness of environmental problems associated with the use of these products 1962 Silent Spring by Rachel Carson published and awakens the public to the threat of pollution and toxic chemicals; environmentalism 1960's Hippy movement and environmentalism 1970's Federal policies to protect the environment; EPA (Environmental Protection Agency); Clean Air and Water Act; Superfund 1980's Filtration of environmental awareness into school programs and daily lives; recycling centers 2000 Earths human population at 6 billion with an expected doubling time of less than 25 years....
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