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
It’s not climate change -- it's everything change., Essay: It’s not climate change -- it's everything change. Homo sapiens sapiens sometimes deserves his double plus for intelligence. Let’s hope we are about to start living in one of those times. How do we prepare for a world with a lot less petroleum which costs a whole lot more?, Oil! Our secret god, our secret sharer, our magic wand, fulfiller of our every desire, our co-conspirator, the sine qua non in all we do! Can’t live with it, can’t — right at this moment — live without it. It’s on everyone’s mind. How do we prepare for a world with a lot less petroleum which costs a whole lot more? Jul 28, 2015
When are young brains most vulnerable to chemical exposure? Exposure to a trio of common chemicals can affect developing babies’ brains. But it’s unclear what role those chemicals play as kids get older. One Brown University researcher aims to find out. Jul 28, 2015
Little need for EPA eyes on pollution, Scott Walker tells newspaper. Gov. Scott Walker wants to all but eliminate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and place each state in charge of controlling air and water pollution within its borders if he is elected president. Jul 28, 2015
A renegade trawler, hunted for 10,000 miles by vigilantes. For 110 days and across two seas and three oceans, crews stalked a fugitive fishing ship considered the world’s most notorious poacher (Part 4 of 4). Jul 28, 2015
Bid to save dolphins in polluted Ganges. India conducts first count of freshwater species as part of effort to restore river's biodiversity. Jul 28, 2015
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The Daily Climate
It’s not climate change -- it's everything change., Essay: It’s not climate change -- it's everything change. Homo sapiens sapiens sometimes deserves his double plus for intelligence. Let’s hope we are about to start living in one of those times. How do we prepare for a world with a lot less petroleum which costs a whole lot more?, Oil! Our secret god, our secret sharer, our magic wand, fulfiller of our every desire, our co-conspirator, the sine qua non in all we do! Can’t live with it, can’t — right at this moment — live without it. It’s on everyone’s mind. How do we prepare for a world with a lot less petroleum which costs a whole lot more? Jul 28, 2015
Little need for EPA eyes on pollution, Scott Walker tells newspaper. Gov. Scott Walker wants to all but eliminate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and place each state in charge of controlling air and water pollution within its borders if he is elected president. Jul 28, 2015
Thousands of salmon die in hotter-than-usual Northwest rivers. Unseasonably hot water has killed nearly half of the sockeye salmon migrating up the Columbia River through Oregon and Washington state, a wildlife official said on Monday. Jul 28, 2015
Climate change 'triple threat' increases severe flooding risk in biggest US cities. America’s biggest cities are at far greater risk of serious flooding in the coming decades than was previously thought, because of a “triple threat” produced under climate change, researchers said on Monday. Jul 28, 2015
Coal not good for reducing poverty. Renewable energy is an easier, quicker and cheaper method than burning coal to help lift people out of poverty through access to power, a new report says. Jul 28, 2015
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