Environmental Health Sciences

Environmental Health Sciences is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2002 to increase public understanding of the scientific links between environmental factors and human health.

We work in three areas – science, media and public education – to close the gap between good science and great policy.

EHS partners with organizations such as the Science Communication Network and Advancing Green Chemistry to help researchers develop the skills needed to present and communicate the complexities of environmental health to the public.

In partnership with Advancing Green Chemistry, EHS is developing tools and protocols that will help chemists reduce the likelihood that new chemicals they are bringing to market will be hazardous.

From its base in Charlottesville, Virginia, EHS also publishes two news websites, Environmental Health News and The Daily Climate. Edited by a team of experienced, award-winning journalists and environmental health experts, EHN and TDC offer original reporting and compile news stories from around the world to give a comprehensive daily look at the vital issues in science, environment and health.

Current News

Environmental Health News
USDA drops plan to test for Monsanto weed killer in food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has quietly dropped a plan to start testing food for residues of glyphosate, the world’s most widely used weed killer and the key ingredient in Monsanto Co.’s branded Roundup herbicides. Mar 23, 2017
Attack of the bee killers. Documents show Bayer and Syngenta teamed up with farmers to get around bee-friendly regulation. Mar 23, 2017
Attack of the bee killers. Documents show Bayer and Syngenta teamed up with farmers to get around bee-friendly regulation. Mar 23, 2017
Could conservation provide ground for peace in conflict zones? Some things, like birds, transcend political boundaries. That's why some scientists say conservation of the natural world could promote peace among humans. Mar 23, 2017
Aid officials beg Congress to help Yemen, while Trump sends more bombs. A State Department official told Congress that the two-year-long conflict has led to the largest starvation emergency in the world. Mar 23, 2017
The Daily Climate
How L’Oréal is turning itself into a sustainability leader. It’s the biggest cosmetics brand in the world, and it’s out to prove that businesses in any sector can make conscious choices to cut their environmental footprint. Mar 23, 2017
Somaliland drought "a kind of nightmare" – and a security threat. The loss of Somaliland's livestock - the basis of its economy - to drought could worsen security threats in the Horn of Africa, the environment minister warns. Mar 23, 2017
Fearing disease, Kenyans burn animal carcasses as drought deepens. Villagers in northern Kenya have begun to burn piles of animal carcases, hoping to head off an outbreak of disease as their livestock starve to death in the region's worst drought in five years. Mar 23, 2017
Arctic ice falls to record winter low after polar 'heatwaves.' Extent of ice over North pole has fallen to a new wintertime low, for the third year in a row, as climate change drives freakish weather. Mar 23, 2017
Greens write playbook for 'environmental Armageddon.' Major environmental groups have a strategy for countering President Trump: all-out war. Mar 23, 2017