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Green Apps Articles and the USGS Scientific Challenge

2013 March 15

Lots of people are writing articles about green apps. Enjoy these two articles and tell us what apps you use.

USGS Challenge: App-ly Yourself to Tackle Today’s Scientific Challenges

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is entering the final stretch for their challenge, “App-ly Yourself to Tackle Today’s Scientific Challenges” and the deadline is April 1. You can also check out the ongoing webinars about their datasets. Check out EPA’s Data Finder and Developer Central to use EPA data with USGS data.

For this challenge, USGS scientists are looking for your help in addressing some of today’s most perplexing scientific challenges, such as climate change and biodiversity loss. You can see details on the challenge site. April 1 is the deadline (no fooling), so now is the perfect time to get started. This challenge is open to anyone age 13 and up, so if you know of anyone who may be interested, please pass this message along to them.

The webinars are running twice a week. The first webinar gave a brief overview of all of the datasets participating in the challenge and how to access them. Following that, the webinars cover one dataset at a time and allow USGS to discuss the data in more detail as well as how to access it. The webinars are recorded and they are available on the Core Science Analytics and Synthesis website.

For more information and to enter your submission for this challenge please go to:

For questions about EPA’s data and how to use it, contact

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