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.

EHS partners with two organizations, the Science Communication Network and Advancing Green Chemistry, to oversee the Science Communication Fellows program. Every year since 2007, the program hosts 10 outstanding researchers to 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 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
Fighting pollution from microbeads used in soaps and creams. Stiv Wilson is not much of an exfoliator. Mr. Wilson, a 42-year-old environmental advocate, lives on a sailboat, wears flip-flops and doesn't care much for personal care products like fancy creams and moisturizers. May 23, 2015
School bus pollution is dangerous, and efforts to control it are still uneven. The federal government says diesel exhaust likely causes lung cancer, asthma attacks, chronic bronchitis and heart disease. Yet millions of children ride school buses powered by diesel fuel — and stand in lines next to idling buses nearly every day for months. May 23, 2015
Ex-Freedom Industries officials indicted on new charge. Two former Freedom Industries executives have been arraigned on a second superseding indictment stemming from a massive chemical spill last January. May 23, 2015
Oil industry pushing for carbon tax in Alberta. The biggest players in Canada's oil and gas industry are urging Alberta's government to step up its environmental policies and introduce a carbon tax. May 23, 2015
Saudi oil minister: 'Fossil fuels doomed, we're switching to solar.' Saudi Arabia's oil minister has said the country will switch its energy focus to solar power as the nation envisages an end to fossil fuels, possibly around 2040-2050, Reuters reports. May 23, 2015
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The Daily Climate
Oil industry pushing for carbon tax in Alberta. The biggest players in Canada's oil and gas industry are urging Alberta's government to step up its environmental policies and introduce a carbon tax. May 23, 2015
Saudi oil minister: 'Fossil fuels doomed, we're switching to solar.' Saudi Arabia's oil minister has said the country will switch its energy focus to solar power as the nation envisages an end to fossil fuels, possibly around 2040-2050, Reuters reports. May 23, 2015
Saudi oil minister says world can’t abandon fossil fuels. Ali al-Naimi says it doesn’t make economic sense to switch to investing in solar energy in the short term. May 23, 2015
Boom to protect Breton wildlife refuge as platform continues to burn. Fire on an oil platform off Louisiana's coast has forced the evacuation of 28 workers Friday, but no one was injured. May 23, 2015
China's emissions have been plummeting lately. What's going on? Arguably the most important climate story in the world right now is the question of what's happening in China. A recent analysis by Greenpeace International found that China's carbon dioxide emissions have plunged nearly 5 percent, year over year, in the first four months of 2015. May 23, 2015
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