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
From herdsmen to central bankers, southern Africa counts drought cost. Farmers, game reserves and central bankers across southern Africa are among those set to count the cost for years to come of the drought that wiped out livestock, pushed up food prices and caused power shortages and protests. Jul 28, 2016
There will be 1.8 billion in India by 2050. GM crops are the only way to feed them all. There’s a food crisis looming over India. Scientists already have a solution: genetically modified (GM) crops that can withstand pests and droughts. Jul 28, 2016
In Maryland, one community is taking a stand against environmental racism. The toxic refuse of coal- and gas-fired power plants targets black communities with alarming precision. Jul 28, 2016
The tangled web of lies behind many restaurant menus. The headlines were hard to miss, even for non-foodies: "The Parmesan cheese you sprinkle on your penne could be wood." Jul 28, 2016
EPA data shows toxic PFCs in two large Michigan water systems. A pair of unregulated pollutants the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency links to thyroid disorders and childhood developmental issues are being found in two large Michigan public water supplies. Jul 28, 2016
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The Daily Climate
From herdsmen to central bankers, southern Africa counts drought cost. Farmers, game reserves and central bankers across southern Africa are among those set to count the cost for years to come of the drought that wiped out livestock, pushed up food prices and caused power shortages and protests. Jul 28, 2016
In Maryland, one community is taking a stand against environmental racism. The toxic refuse of coal- and gas-fired power plants targets black communities with alarming precision. Jul 28, 2016
Climate pollution can complicate fishes’ sex lives. Changes to fish mating behaviors could exacerbate stresses on entire ocean ecosystems, which are already being pummeled by overfishing, warming waters and plastic and oil pollution. Jul 28, 2016
World's largest carbon producers face landmark human rights case. The world’s largest oil, coal, cement and mining companies have been given 45 days to respond to a complaint that their greenhouse gas emissions have violated the human rights of millions of people living in the Phillippines. Jul 28, 2016
France to support grain farmers after crops hit by weather. France will help grain farmers cope with an expected plunge in revenue after torrential rain and a lack of sunshine in late spring hit the country's cereal crops. Jul 28, 2016
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