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
Forewarned. Environmental reporters are often the town criers on looming disasters. Sometimes we listen. Often, we don't. Feb 25, 2017
Amazon deforestion, once tamed, comes roaring back. A decade after the “Save the Rainforest” movement captured the world’s imagination, Cargill and other food giants are pushing deeper into the wilderness. Feb 25, 2017
Plan to save Great Barrier Reef has been set back decades, Australian experts say. Australia’s plan to rescue the beleaguered Great Barrier Reef has been set back at least two decades after the fragile ecosystem suffered its worst-ever bleaching last year, experts said Friday. Feb 25, 2017
Trump establishes task forces to eliminate ‘job killing regulations.’ President Trump signed an executive order Friday establishing task forces in every agency for “removing job killing regulations and increasing economic opportunity.” Feb 25, 2017
Firefighters and cancer: Is a risky job even riskier? Sitting before the D.C. Council in a crisp blue dress shirt, Preston L. Williams Jr. recounted the day he was first diagnosed with the cancer that was slowly killing him. Feb 25, 2017
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The Daily Climate
Forewarned. Environmental reporters are often the town criers on looming disasters. Sometimes we listen. Often, we don't. Feb 25, 2017
Amazon deforestion, once tamed, comes roaring back. A decade after the “Save the Rainforest” movement captured the world’s imagination, Cargill and other food giants are pushing deeper into the wilderness. Feb 25, 2017
Plan to save Great Barrier Reef has been set back decades, Australian experts say. Australia’s plan to rescue the beleaguered Great Barrier Reef has been set back at least two decades after the fragile ecosystem suffered its worst-ever bleaching last year, experts said Friday. Feb 25, 2017
Trump establishes task forces to eliminate ‘job killing regulations.’ President Trump signed an executive order Friday establishing task forces in every agency for “removing job killing regulations and increasing economic opportunity.” Feb 25, 2017
Dakota Access oil pipeline camp cleared of protesters. Authorities on Thursday cleared a protest camp where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of a year, searching tents and huts and arresting three dozen holdouts who had defied a government order to leave. Feb 25, 2017
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