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Environmental Movement Matrix

Choose five items from the following list and identify their significance during the 1970s:

|Cuyahoga River, OH (Cleveland) fire 1969 |Conservationism vs. environmentalism |
|Love Canal |Acid rain |
|Silent Spring |Ozone layer |
|Population Bomb |Rainforests |
|Endangered Species Act (1966, 1969, & 1973) |Depletion of fossil fuels |
|Clean Water Act (1972, 1977) |Climate change |

|Event |Significance |
|Silent Spring |Written by Rachel Carson, Silent Spring was a book that had a huge influence on the decision to ban DDT in the |
| |United States in 1972 (Brinkley, 2012). Unlike most pesticides, whose effectiveness is limited to destroying |
| |one or two types of insects, DDT was capable of killing hundreds of different kinds at once. Silent Spring took|
| |Carson four years to complete. It described in great detail how DDT entered the food chain and accumulated in |
| |the fatty tissues of animals, including human beings, and caused cancer and genetic damage. |
|Acid Rain…...

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