'Medicine Man' is released, and 5 million acres are preserved in British Columbia.
Thu, Feb 07 2013 at 6:00 AM
Feb. 7, 1992:
" is released. The film stars Sean Connery as a scientist searching for cancer cures in a section of Amazon rainforest that's about to be plowed under.
Feb. 7, 2006:
In an unusual accord between the timber industry, native groups, government and environmentalists, 5 million acres of the Great Bear Forest
in British Columbia are made off limits to logging.
Feb. 7, 2012:
Mohamed Nasheed, President of the Maldives, is ousted in a peaceful coup.
Nasheed had been an outspoken advocate of action on climate change. In 2009, Nasheed convened an underwater meeting of the nation’s cabinet to dramatize the islands’ peril from sea level rise.
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