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
EPA: No poisonous or life-threatening levels of pollutants at Jantzen Beach, Hayden Island. According to an air test conducted by the US Environmental Protection Agency, there are no elevated pollution levels of concern on Hayden Island and Jantzen Beach. May 04, 2016
Along South Africa's east coast, locals take on mining industry. A 14-mile stretch of sand dunes along South Africa's breathtaking east coast is the battleground between big mining interests and the local community. The dunes hide a wealth of titanium. May 04, 2016
Global water shortages to deliver 'severe hit' to economies, World Bank warns. The Middle East, north Africa, central Asia and south Asia are due to suffer biggest economic hit from water scarcity as climate change takes hold, finds a new World Bank report. May 04, 2016
How nations are chipping away at their protected lands. Winning protected status for key natural areas and habitat has long been seen as the gold standard of conservation. But these gains are increasingly being compromised as governments redraw park boundaries to accommodate mining, logging, and other development. May 04, 2016
Philip Morris uses chemical industry consultants to perpetuate 'light cigarette' myth. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, the tobacco giant maintains that "low-tar" cigarettes are safer than regular ones. May 04, 2016
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The Daily Climate
Global water shortages to deliver 'severe hit' to economies, World Bank warns. The Middle East, north Africa, central Asia and south Asia are due to suffer biggest economic hit from water scarcity as climate change takes hold, finds a new World Bank report. May 04, 2016
VIDEO: Painting a mural inside Chernobyl's reactor no. 5. A street artist pays tribute to the fallen photojournalist who brought Chernobyl's story to the rest of the world. May 04, 2016
Debate over Nestle water permit heats up. The U.S. Forest Service’s proposal to grant Nestle a new permit to continue piping water out of a national forest has drawn a flood of written comments from the public, including a petition with more than 280,000 names demanding the agency “turn off the spigot.” May 04, 2016
‘It was raining ash:’ Wildfire sparks exodus. All of Fort McMurray, the center of Canada's oilsands industry, evacuated Tuesday afternoon after a wildfire reached town. A gas station blew up, homes are in ruins, downtown was on fire. May 04, 2016
Even in states suing over new climate regulations, coal use is shrinking. Virtually every state suing to block the Clean Power Plan has itself shifted toward burning less coal to generate the electricity its residents need since the year 2007 — in some cases by very large amounts. May 04, 2016
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