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
Breaking: U.N. group agrees to aircraft CO2 standards. Global aviation leaders agreed on Monday to the world's first carbon dioxide emissions standards for new and existing aircraft manufacturing programs starting in 2020. Feb 08, 2016
Engineers struggle to put streams back into the urban land. For generations, prudent city planning called for draining streams into culverts. Now planners see the mistake of subverting nature., As the U.S. faces billions worth of upgrades to handle wastewater, researchers point to vast swaths of river-less city acreage as a warning to future urban planners and sewerage districts. Feb 08, 2016
Meet the ‘rented white coats’ who defend toxic chemicals. The techniques of consulting firms like Gradient evoke the tobacco industry’s strategy of creating doubt about science. Gradient doesn’t do its own animal or human studies. Often, it criticizes the work of others. Feb 08, 2016
Mumbai's massive trash fire highlights its inequality. The city’s most privileged residents are largely shielded from the environmental hazards that plague those living on the outskirts. Feb 08, 2016
Progress in the global war on poverty. Almost unnoticed, the world has reduced poverty, increased incomes, and improved health more than at any time in history. Feb 08, 2016
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The Daily Climate
Breaking: U.N. group agrees to aircraft CO2 standards. Global aviation leaders agreed on Monday to the world's first carbon dioxide emissions standards for new and existing aircraft manufacturing programs starting in 2020. Feb 08, 2016
The best Super Bowl ad you didn’t see. This unaired Doritos “ad” calls out the company’s role in deforestation. Feb 08, 2016
The waterless toilet that turns your poo into power. British researchers have created a self-sustaining nano-membrane toilet that could provide a safe alternative to open defecation and public lavatories. Feb 08, 2016
Drought is still ‘very serious’ in California, despite near record snow. Hopes are being raised, water officials say, but few of the state’s 12 reservoirs are rising along with them. Feb 08, 2016
Drought-stricken Zimbabwe declares state of disaster. Underscoring the severity of the drought linked to the El Niño weather pattern hitting much of southern Africa, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe declared a state of disaster last week, with the hope of speeding up the flow of aid to needy communities. Feb 08, 2016
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