1. NABU (then the BfV) organises Germany's first Bird Conservation Day in Berlin.

  2. The Lakeview Gusher Number One was an immense out-of-control pressurized oil well in the Midway-Sunset Oil Field in Kern County, California, resulting in what is regarded as one of the largest oil spills in history, lasting 18 months and releasing 1.400.000m³ of crude oil.

  3. The "Verein Naturschutzpark" sets up a protected nature park on the Lüneburg Heath.

  4. The first international conference on nature conservation takes place in Bern.

  5. Ammonia needed for nitrogen fertiliser and munitions is produced synthetically.

  6. Compensation and widows' pensions granted in case of illness caused by aromatic nitrogen compounds.