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
A warming planet jolts the iconic creatures of the Galápagos. Species that inspired Darwin’s theory of natural selection are facing new challenges to adapt. May 27, 2017
Trump delays decision on Paris climate accords. President Trump declined to endorse the Paris climate accords on Saturday, saying he would decide next week whether the United States would pull out of the 195-nation agreement. May 27, 2017
Editorial: Cancer risk paradox. Grand plans fall short? To eradicate cancer, governments need to both identify and act not only on increased risk susceptibility, but also ensure that people are not exposed to carcinogenic materials through gross environmental mismanagement. Recent moves by the US government undermine meeting these needs. May 27, 2017
Infectious disease collides with changing climate. In Brazil, a spike in yellow fever cases came after a drought was followed by deluge – and a bumper crop of mosquitoes. May 27, 2017
Testing the waters. A reporter is invited to be a taster in a bottled water competition. But how do you judge a product whose most famous attribute is its lack of taste? May 27, 2017
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The Daily Climate
A warming planet jolts the iconic creatures of the Galápagos. Species that inspired Darwin’s theory of natural selection are facing new challenges to adapt. May 27, 2017
Trump delays decision on Paris climate accords. President Trump declined to endorse the Paris climate accords on Saturday, saying he would decide next week whether the United States would pull out of the 195-nation agreement. May 27, 2017
Infectious disease collides with changing climate. In Brazil, a spike in yellow fever cases came after a drought was followed by deluge – and a bumper crop of mosquitoes. May 27, 2017
An effect of climate change you could really lose sleep over. Hotter nights in a warming world could have significant effects on how well people sleep, a new study suggests. May 27, 2017
Uncertainty floods the future of Great Lake’s water quality and quantity. For climate change experts, it’s a world of “ifs” when trying to predict what will happen to the waters of the Great Lakes. May 27, 2017
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