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
New species of bacteria found to cause Lyme disease. Symptoms worse, but so far microbe found only in Midwest. Jun 24, 2016
Patagonia's new study finds fleece jackets are a serious pollutant. The brand commissioned a study to find out how many synthetic microfibers—the tiny bits of plastic that marine scientists say could be jeopardizing our oceans—are shed from its jackets in the wash. The results aren't pretty. Jun 24, 2016
How the mafia is causing cancer. When doctors in rural Italy began to see a surge in cancer cases, they were baffled. Then they made the link with industrial waste being dumped by local crime syndicates. Jun 24, 2016
New Mexico sues Colorado over huge 2015 mine waste spill. New Mexico has filed a lawsuit against Colorado in the nation’s highest court alleging the state should be held responsible for the Gold King Mine spill and its handling of the contaminants that have leached from surrounding mines for decades. Jun 24, 2016
Third of hospitals in developing world lack clean running water: Study. Every year, half a million babies die before they are one-month-old due to a lack of clean water and safe sanitation in hospitals. Jun 24, 2016
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The Daily Climate
Third of hospitals in developing world lack clean running water: Study. Every year, half a million babies die before they are one-month-old due to a lack of clean water and safe sanitation in hospitals. Jun 24, 2016
Ventura oil spill misses the ocean, but damage on land is unclear. Marking the latest significant oil spill in California and underscoring the hazards of the oil and natural gas industry along the Central Coast, an open pipeline valve sent thousands of gallons of crude oil down into an arroyo that flows through the city of Ventura. Jun 24, 2016
VW to pay over $10 billion for U.S. emissions scandal. Volkswagen will pay more than $10 billion to settle claims by nearly 500,000 owners stemming from its U.S. diesel emissions cheating scandal and fund efforts to offset pollution, three sources briefed on the agreement said on Thursday. Jun 24, 2016
UK votes to leave EU, fears grow for climate ambition. Six questions for UK and EU low carbon ambitions as British voters reject continued membership of world’s largest single market. Jun 24, 2016
Obama administration suffers through a losing streak. The legal battles over some of President Obama's marquee environmental rules are far from over. But lately, the news hasn't been good for the administration. Jun 24, 2016
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