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
Philadelphia punditry. What was—and wasn't—said at the two conventions previews how the environment will play as the presidential race heads into the homestretch. Jul 30, 2016
Bayer says will halt future U.S. sales of insecticide. The agricultural unit of German chemicals company Bayer AG will halt future U.S. sales of an insecticide that can be used on more than 200 crops after losing a fight with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the company said on Friday. Jul 30, 2016
Birds and insects sizzle at the world's biggest solar facility. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is a massive energy installation in the Mojave Desert about 50 miles southwest of Las Vegas. Seen from above, it looks like a futuristic temple built by sun-worshiping Andromedans. Jul 30, 2016
Environmentalists blast TVA plan to leave coal ash at power plants. TVA will close and cap 10 coal ash ponds at power plants across the Valley, but the federal utility will not dig up and remove the toxic coal residues as many environmentalists urged to limit future groundwater and soil pollution. Jul 30, 2016
Trump indicates towns, states should be able to ban fracking. Donald Trump seemed to support state and local bans on fracking in a Colorado interview Friday.   In a departure from the usual position of Republicans and the wishes of the oil and natural gas industry, the GOP nominee for president said he thinks voters should be able to ban fracking at the state and local level, despite his personal support for the practice. Jul 30, 2016
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The Daily Climate
Philadelphia punditry. What was—and wasn't—said at the two conventions previews how the environment will play as the presidential race heads into the homestretch. Jul 30, 2016
Birds and insects sizzle at the world's biggest solar facility. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is a massive energy installation in the Mojave Desert about 50 miles southwest of Las Vegas. Seen from above, it looks like a futuristic temple built by sun-worshiping Andromedans. Jul 30, 2016
Environmentalists blast TVA plan to leave coal ash at power plants. TVA will close and cap 10 coal ash ponds at power plants across the Valley, but the federal utility will not dig up and remove the toxic coal residues as many environmentalists urged to limit future groundwater and soil pollution. Jul 30, 2016
Trump indicates towns, states should be able to ban fracking. Donald Trump seemed to support state and local bans on fracking in a Colorado interview Friday.   In a departure from the usual position of Republicans and the wishes of the oil and natural gas industry, the GOP nominee for president said he thinks voters should be able to ban fracking at the state and local level, despite his personal support for the practice. Jul 30, 2016
Where are the world’s most water-stressed cities? More than 2.5 billion people don’t have access to basic levels of fresh water for at least one month each year – a situation growing ever more critical as urban populations expand rapidly. Jul 30, 2016
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