Bald eagleJune 28, 2006: The documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car?" is released. Chris Paine's documentary tells the story of how automakers and energy companies allegedly crushed the prospects for non-fossil fuel vehicles for more than 50 years.

June 28, 2007: A United Nations-sponsored report predicts that 50 million people could be displaced in the next decade as climate change and poor land use increase the size of deserts. Africa and Central Asia are the focal points of desertification.

June 28, 2007: U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne removes the bald eagle from the Endangered Species List. The birds' recovery had taken more than three decades. Their decline had been blamed on damage from the pesticide DDT, which was banned for use in the U.S. in the early '70s.

June 28, 2009: The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passes comprehensive legislation addressing energy policy and climate change. The legislation died after the failure of the U.S. Senate to pass it more than a year later.

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This feature is compiled by Peter Dykstra, an MNN contributor and publisher of Environmental Health News and The Daily Climate.