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
How brain-damaging mercury puts Arctic kids at risk. Inuit children, exposed in the womb, have lower IQs because their mothers eat whale meat and other foods tainted with contaminants that drift north. Mar 27, 2015
Bumblebee study called into question. A fresh analysis of data from a controversial study which concluded that neonicotinoid pesticides do not harm bees has reached the opposite conclusion, casting doubt on the UK government’s policy on the chemicals. Mar 27, 2015
How one California farmer is battling the worst drought in 1,200 years. California’s byzantine water system and crushing drought are leading farmers to extraordinary measures as they try to keep themselves from running dry. Mar 27, 2015
Half-shell hero. How the humble oyster is reviving a regional economy and helping to heal one of America's great wild-food factories. Mar 27, 2015
Australian report finds improvement in beef industry environmental performance. A report which looks at the environmental impacts of producing beef, has found the industry made gains in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption and land use in the 30 years to 2010. Mar 27, 2015
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The Daily Climate
How one California farmer is battling the worst drought in 1,200 years. California’s byzantine water system and crushing drought are leading farmers to extraordinary measures as they try to keep themselves from running dry. Mar 27, 2015
Australian report finds improvement in beef industry environmental performance. A report which looks at the environmental impacts of producing beef, has found the industry made gains in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption and land use in the 30 years to 2010. Mar 27, 2015
Legislators OK $1-billion relief measure for future droughts. State lawmakers Thursday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a $1-billion plan that would restock food pantries in parched Central Valley communities and rush bottled water to Californians whose taps are nearly dry. Mar 27, 2015
‘Green’ dam linked to killings of six indigenous people in Guatemala. Indigenous people are being ‘terrorised’ after protests against a mega-dam backed by European development banks, whose carbon allowances will be tradable on the EU’s emissions trading system. Mar 27, 2015
Republican, Democratic lawmakers voice concerns about new drilling rules. Republican and Democratic lawmakers in the House have found something in common: Many have issues with the Obama administration's new regulations requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. Mar 27, 2015
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