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
EPA’s curbs on coal-burning will save thousands of lives. The Obama administration’s proposed curbs on coal-burning power plants could prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart attack and respiratory disease, scientists said Monday in the first peer-reviewed study to examine the measure’s health impacts. May 04, 2015
Syngenta rises amid takeover interest from Monsanto. Combined with Syngenta, Monsanto would become the largest player in the world for both seeds and crop chemicals. May 04, 2015
Environment: Neonicotinoids kill bees’ brain cells. Scientists say that neonicotinoid pesticides prevent bees from learning, feeding and reproducing by killing their brain cells. May 04, 2015
Washington state, growers scrap pesticide permit for oyster beds after outcry. Bowing to public pressure, the Department of Ecology and a growers association have agreed to cancel a recently issued permit for the use of a controversial pesticide to treat oyster beds, the DOE said Sunday. May 04, 2015
High court weighs EPA mercury rule. The Environmental Protection Agency’s first-ever regulation limiting releases of mercury and other toxic air pollution from power plants is facing its final legal hurdle. May 04, 2015
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The Daily Climate
EPA’s curbs on coal-burning will save thousands of lives. The Obama administration’s proposed curbs on coal-burning power plants could prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart attack and respiratory disease, scientists said Monday in the first peer-reviewed study to examine the measure’s health impacts. May 04, 2015
Christian values and climate change. For Episcopalians, caring for God’s creation means taking care of the earth and seeking justice for the poor. These concerns have motivated American Episcopalian leaders to speak up about climate change, which they see as a threat to both. May 04, 2015
Climate change is a culprit in decline of Minnesota walleye. Lake Mille Lacs resort owners are angry, anglers are frustrated, and they all have an opinion on what’s to blame for the shocking decline in walleye in Minnesota’s favorite fishing destination. May 04, 2015
Standing tall: Rhode Island pioneers ocean energy. Inside a hangar-size building tucked in a corner of the Quonset Business Park, workers are making parts of the massive steel foundations for the five wind turbines that Providence-based Deepwater Wind plans to install in ocean waters off Block Island. May 04, 2015
Pipeline politics: Virginia's Keystone? A core group of Virginia Republicans and other landowners is leading the charge against a proposed natural gas pipeline near their backyards and using tactics similar to the environmental crusade against the Keystone XL oil pipeline - the very project Republicans in Congress have elevated into a matter of national economic survival. May 04, 2015
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