While tracking the cell phone revolution here at Cell Phone Beat, we never thought an environmental disaster would be featured. However, as cell phones play a critical role in the clean-up of one of the biggest oil spills in history, we could not help but follow. Yes, Cell phones, of all things, are being used as sophisticated field recorders, collecting data that helps incident commanders know where to deploy resources, thanks to Agilis Systems’ software. The company that otherwise works with companies like Schnucks; to track deliveries with GPS software, is now working with hundreds of fishermen trained for 10 minutes to use the phones as desired. The effort is paying off by helping people affected from the disaster and at the same time thousands of reports are being relayed to incident commanders to take preventive measures. However, behind the revolutionary role of cell phones lie a more fundamental environmental concern, we hope it would be fixed before the world is forced to measure the consequences.