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
What’s in all that e-cig vapor? While many users perceive e-cigs as safer than traditional cigarettes, some of the flavorings that make them so enticing may have their own toxic consequences. Sep 01, 2015
The key to water security could be lurking in a New Mexico sewage farm. In Las Cruces, New Mexico, a pilot project is using heat-loving algae to clean wastewater and generate energy. Sep 01, 2015
Nuclear cleanup project haunted by legacy of design failures and whistleblower retaliation. Twenty-five years after the project began, the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant at Hanford is nearing a three-fold cost overrun, and not a single drop of waste has been treated. Sep 01, 2015
Waiting for formaldehyde limits 10 years after Katrina. Ten years after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, the U.S. still does not have national standards to limit formaldehyde emissions from composite wood such as those released in the trailers provided to thousands of displaced residents. Sep 01, 2015
Northwest farms hit hard by wildfires. As drought-fueled wildfires rage across the West, farm communities on the frontlines are feeling the heat. Sep 01, 2015
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The Daily Climate
The key to water security could be lurking in a New Mexico sewage farm. In Las Cruces, New Mexico, a pilot project is using heat-loving algae to clean wastewater and generate energy. Sep 01, 2015
Northwest farms hit hard by wildfires. As drought-fueled wildfires rage across the West, farm communities on the frontlines are feeling the heat. Sep 01, 2015
Hunger rises in Somalia as El Niño floods loom: U.N. The number of Somalis in hunger has risen in the past six months, the United Nations said on Monday, predicting a further spike as the Horn of Africa nation braces itself for the worst flooding in decades. Sep 01, 2015
The village that will be swept away. Residents of Newtok, Alaska, voted to relocate as erosion destroyed their land. That was the easy part. Sep 01, 2015
In Alaska, Obama highlights climate change while his decisions draw accusations of 'hypocrisy.' As President Barack Obama visits Alaska this week, he is facing criticism and outright outrage from environmental advocates who say his focus on climate change while in the region contradicts his administration's decision to allow Shell to drill there. Sep 01, 2015
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