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
In Crow Country, a water system brings new life. A long-awaited compact, a massive water system and energized youth bring hope for Crow water woes. A Sacred Water story. Aug 23, 2016
Culture and science merge in environmental research for Crow. Adding cultural observations to Western science bolsters both the science and the tribe. Aug 23, 2016
Commentary: After 525 years, it’s time to actually listen to Native Americans. The center of the fight for our planet’s future shifts. But this week it’s on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation straddling the border between North Dakota and South Dakota. Aug 23, 2016
Poverty, drought and felled trees imperil Malawi water supply. The practice of depleting the forest for precious fuel during hard times has been taking a toll at taps in the capital city, Lilongwe. Aug 23, 2016
South Florida's Seminole cowboys: Cattle is 'in our DNA.' The Seminole Tribe of Florida Inc. is a major player in the cattle industry. Aug 23, 2016
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The Daily Climate
Culture and science merge in environmental research for Crow. Adding cultural observations to Western science bolsters both the science and the tribe. Aug 23, 2016
Commentary: After 525 years, it’s time to actually listen to Native Americans. The center of the fight for our planet’s future shifts. But this week it’s on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation straddling the border between North Dakota and South Dakota. Aug 23, 2016
Poverty, drought and felled trees imperil Malawi water supply. The practice of depleting the forest for precious fuel during hard times has been taking a toll at taps in the capital city, Lilongwe. Aug 23, 2016
Talented 12: Class of 2016. This group of skilled young ‘operatives’ has been covertly using chemistry to safeguard the planet. Aug 23, 2016
Consultant raised cash for Hillary Clinton, used access to seek meeting for coal giant, emails reveal. Emails released by Judiciary Watch from email accounts associated with Clinton's private server provide a window into exchanges that appear to show Clinton donors seeking favorable treatment. Aug 23, 2016
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