The original concepts of the environmental movement originated in mid-19th century Europe as a response to the Industrial Revolution. The environmental movement in the United States began in the 1960s and became widely r... More »

Two famous environmental scientists are John Muir, whose work helped create Yosemite National Park, and Rachel Carson, who wrote the book "Silent Springs" about the risks of DDT. Chico Mendes is also well known for his w... More »

Environmental pressure is another term for natural selection, a process that encourages some genes to survive because they are conducive to the environment while others die. This process slowly causes a distinct species ... More »

The Industrial Revolution began in England because by the end of the 19th century, Britain was one of the most powerful countries in the world and had a head start in technology and commerce. Some of the factors that con... More »

Although child labor has existed to some extent for thousands of years, the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century was the turning point for an explosion of child labor. During the Industrial Revoluti... More »

Effects of environmental destruction include global warming, climate change, ozone layer depletion, land degradation and human disease. Environmental destruction occurs when events deplete the earth's natural resources. ... More »

The branches of environmental science are ecology, atmospheric science, environmental chemistry, environmental engineering and geoscience. Environmental science is the study of the environment with a focus on providing s... More »