The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has licensed the Microsoft® Virtual Earth™ platform on which to develop its mission-critical geospatial and mapping applications. The commitment to Virtual Earth will improve data sharing, analysis and insight for partner agencies, citizens and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) on topics ranging from superfund sites and oil spills to waterways and the quality of beach water. Read the full press release here.
Some additional details about the relationship can be seen on the video hosted on Windows Live SkyDrive. Click the "Public" icon below to view it.