Wednesday, March 05, 2008

U.S. EPA Launches Multimedia Portal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched a new Multimedia Portal, which is its one-stop location for environmental video, audio/podcasts, and photography. The portal also includes interactive features such as “Ask EPA” and the Deputy Administrator's blog, “Flow of the River.” Another feature called"EPA in Action" goes behind-the-scenes; following the diverse jobs performed by the EPA workforce and examines some of the most pressing environmental issues facing our nation today.

Viewing video is integrated into the site using flash player, while photos of events and EPA work will be posted in a series of online galleries. Users may also subscribe to several podcast series or select from a number of individual podcasts featuring EPA experts and senior officials. This new multimedia portal is an important resource for the public, journalists, academia, local governments and the environmentalcommunity. The portal will help increase awareness of important news items through an intuitive, media-rich focus, rather than through traditional electronic print.

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