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
Opinion - White, Wealthy, and Whiney: An environmental movement in need of a makeover. Now that I’ve gotten your attention with an over-the-top headline, understand that I don’t really buy it. Not completely, anyway. But millions of Americans do, and because of that, pushback against environmental initiatives is both strong and often devoid of reason. Apr 18, 2015
Opinion - White, Wealthy, and Whiney: An environmental movement in need of a makeover. Now that I’ve gotten your attention with an over-the-top headline, understand that I don’t really buy it. Not completely, anyway. But millions of Americans do, and because of that, pushback against environmental initiatives is both strong and often devoid of reason. Apr 18, 2015
Obama to visit Florida Everglades on Earth Day — to talk about climate change. In the President’s weekly Saturday morning address, he declared that he’s headed to the Florida Everglades Wednesday — Earth Day — to “talk about the way that climate change threatens our economy.” Apr 18, 2015
Louisiana five years after BP oil spill: 'It's not going back to normal no time soon'.' To hear BP tell it, the environmental disaster that struck the Gulf of Mexico five years ago is nearly over – the beaches have been cleared of oil, and the water in the Gulf is as clear as it ever was. But how do you spot a continued disaster if its main indicator is the absence of something? Apr 18, 2015
Polar bears hit by twin threats of pollution and climate change. Greenland’s polar bears have a thyroid problem. Their endocrine systems, too, are being disrupted. In both cases the culprit agency is environmental pollution by a range of long-lived industrial chemicals and pesticides. Apr 18, 2015
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The Daily Climate
Opinion - White, Wealthy, and Whiney: An environmental movement in need of a makeover. Now that I’ve gotten your attention with an over-the-top headline, understand that I don’t really buy it. Not completely, anyway. But millions of Americans do, and because of that, pushback against environmental initiatives is both strong and often devoid of reason. Apr 18, 2015
Opinion - White, Wealthy, and Whiney: An environmental movement in need of a makeover. Now that I’ve gotten your attention with an over-the-top headline, understand that I don’t really buy it. Not completely, anyway. But millions of Americans do, and because of that, pushback against environmental initiatives is both strong and often devoid of reason. Apr 18, 2015
Obama to visit Florida Everglades on Earth Day — to talk about climate change. In the President’s weekly Saturday morning address, he declared that he’s headed to the Florida Everglades Wednesday — Earth Day — to “talk about the way that climate change threatens our economy.” Apr 18, 2015
Polar bears hit by twin threats of pollution and climate change. Greenland’s polar bears have a thyroid problem. Their endocrine systems, too, are being disrupted. In both cases the culprit agency is environmental pollution by a range of long-lived industrial chemicals and pesticides. Apr 18, 2015
Feds order speed limits for oil trains. The Obama administration is requiring freight rail companies to impose a 40 mile per hour speed limit on oil trains that run near major cities that have large populations. Apr 18, 2015
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