Follow Gulf Coast oil spill news with these iPhone apps

May 4, 2010
Tech

When a major crisis hits, the best thing you can do is stay informed. The recent oil rig fire and explosion, and resultant oil slick, in the Gulf Coast has everyone on the edge of their seats worrying about what might happen next. Below are a few iPhone apps that will help keep you abreast of all the essentials you need […]

When a major crisis hits, the best thing you can do is stay informed. The recent oil rig fire and explosion, and resultant oil slick, in the Gulf Coast has everyone on the edge of their seats worrying about what might happen next. Below are a few iPhone apps that will help keep you abreast of all the essentials you need to know.

Pocket News – Environment

Project Noah (free). Here, I picked a mission—the Gulf Coast Oil Spill Impact was the first option; other operations included the Lost Ladybug and Squirrel Projects—and read the description and instructions of how to help. Project Noah asks that you submit photos and notes from the field in order to get a thorough sense of exactly what’s happening and what needs to happen next. PN is taking DIY to the next level, and we’re glad they are.

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Jesse Sposato

Jesse Sposato is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer, and one of the founders and editors of Sadie Magazine, an online counter-culture magazine for young women.

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