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US EPA launches new site, making environmental information available to reporters on the go/ Reporters can access site from PDA’s and cell phones to gain instant access to critical information while in the field

Release Date: 12/09/2008
Contact Information: Mary Simms, 415-947-4270, simms.mary@epa.gov

(SAN FRANCISCO -- 12/9/2008) Need to find environmental information right away? Now your can -- even when you’re away from the computer. Whether you’re researching background information on environmental issues from the field or initiating an interview request with a local expert, the EPA is making it easier. With the launch of its new site, the EPA is making it almost effortless for media professionals to immediately access environmental information and EPA’s media contacts from the field.

The site has been tailored to load fast on a small screen, providing EPA information that visitors might need when they are away from their large-screen desktop computers. Services available on m.epa.gov include:

Past and present EPA news releases
How to contact EPA – national and regional offices
Environmental information by ZIP code
EPA’s Greenversations blog, including the question of the week
Links to other government mobile websites.

The new mobile site is one of the first government web sites tailored specifically for cell phone users. Send it to your phone now, and next time you’re in the field you may be glad you did: http://m.epa.gov.

And the site isn’t just for media professionals – it’s available to everyone. The world is getting more mobile, with estimates of more than 250 million cell phones in use in the U.S. – and EPA is going too.

During the coming months, EPA will be adding more features. We invite readers to help us improve – there’s a feedback form right on the home page

EPA’s mobile site: http://m.epa.gov

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