Microsoft, EU Environmental Agency keep eye on water quality

Nov 8, 2006
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These days, taking a plunge into the world's waters can be dangerous, and it's not just because of jellyfish and sharks.

On Wednesday, the European Environmental Agency (EEA) launched with Microsoft a new Web site called "Eye on Earth" that shows the water quality scores of 21,000 bathing sites across Europe on a map, making pollution data widely available for the first time in an easy format. Eye on Earth offers five languages: Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, German and English.

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