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
Analysis: The slow death of diesel. Oil industry investors are all too familiar with the concept of "stranded assets": the risk that climate policies make hydrocarbon resources financially unviable. It's not just oil. Aug 27, 2016
FLASHBACK: That time back in 2011 when Maine's controversial Governor talked about BPA. Today, the Bangor Daily News reports on Maine governor Paul LePage's weird comments on the chemical bisphenol A. Aug 27, 2016
Experts: Killing clean power plan won’t revive coal. Coal-producing states are preparing for arguments next month in the federal appeals court case known as West Virginia v. EPA, challenging the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Aug 27, 2016
FLASHBACK: That time when Maine's controversial Governor talked about BPA. The political debate over bisphenol A is heating up in Maine after Gov. Paul LePage’s recent comments questioning whether the controversial chemical is as dangerous as many scientists claim. Aug 27, 2016
Living near a fracking site is tied to migraines, fatigue. Living near a natural gas hydraulic fracturing site is associated with increased rates of sinus problems, migraines and fatigue, according to new research. Aug 27, 2016
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The Daily Climate
Analysis: The slow death of diesel. Oil industry investors are all too familiar with the concept of "stranded assets": the risk that climate policies make hydrocarbon resources financially unviable. It's not just oil. Aug 27, 2016
Experts: Killing clean power plan won’t revive coal. Coal-producing states are preparing for arguments next month in the federal appeals court case known as West Virginia v. EPA, challenging the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Aug 27, 2016
Living near a fracking site is tied to migraines, fatigue. Living near a natural gas hydraulic fracturing site is associated with increased rates of sinus problems, migraines and fatigue, according to new research. Aug 27, 2016
Our energy grid is incredibly vulnerable to climate change. From rancid food to emergency-room nightmares, communities take a punch when the lights go out. Aug 27, 2016
In depth interview: Extreme weather and climate change. How do scientists connect the dots and what weird weather should we expect in the coming decades? This hour we’ll explore the link between intense weather and the warming planet with Heidi Cullen, chief scientist at Climate Central, and David Titley, a professor of meteorology at Pennsylvania State University and the founding director of their Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk. Aug 27, 2016
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