22 Aug '11, 7pm

Let’s get to work and add to the 90 recommend apps for the environment:

Create a geo-tagged pollution wiki – users may mark areas suspected to be contaminated with pollution using their cell phone. They can guess which type of pollution it is, the severity of it & post pictures of it. The pictures could be put into a pattern recognition (like facial recognition) program to identify possible types of pollution. More... After a certain number of postings, or after verification of the polluted spot by a government official, the EPA would be notified. All historical polluted spots will be added to this map. Users will be able to truly see what is affecting their local environment the most and now they will finally be able to get together and do something about it. Identification is the first step to recovery, so this app would be the ideal platform to ensure that identification efforts are not wasted. These areas are probably unknown to the users ...

Full article: http://www.epa.gov/developer/ideasforapps.html

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