The U.S. EPA last week released EnviroAtlas
which “allows users to explore the many benefits people receive from nature”. According to its website, there are a couple of functions that make EnviroAtlas work including an interactive map with data on nature and an Eco-Health Relationship Browser that provides information on the relationship between ecosystems and humans.
So why is this tool helpful? So much of our lives depend on having healthy ecosystems so this tool can help us learn that when we make certain decisions, they can have an impact on the environment as well. This tool can equip us to make the right decisions for the environment based on the information provided in the tool.