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
'Massive deaths' in seabird colonies blamed on climate, oceanic changes. Iceland is the Serengeti for seabirds. But nests have gone empty recently, with scientists reporting sobering descriptions of chick die-offs and colonies abandoned. The leading culprit: Profound changes in the world's oceans. Part of an ongoing series. Aug 27, 2014
On California coast, biotoxins cause deadly sea lion seizures, seafood scare. An outbreak along California’s Central Coast of algae-produced biotoxins that attack animals' brains also poses a grave risk to humans. Aug 27, 2014
Greenhouse gas emissions are growing, and growing more dangerous, draft of U.N. report says. Runaway growth in the emission of greenhouse gases is swamping all political efforts to deal with the problem, raising the risk of “severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts” over the coming decades, according to a draft of a major new United Nations report. Aug 27, 2014
In Detroit, water crisis symbolizes decline, and hope. With more than 40 percent of Detroiters living in poverty, scraping together the money for something as basic as water can be a struggle unfamiliar to most American households. Aug 27, 2014
World’s largest dam removal unleashes US river after century of electric production. On the Elwha River in northwestern Washington state, a demolition crew plans to detonate explosives within the remaining section of the Glines Canyon Dam, destroying the last 30 feet of the 210-foot-high dam and signaling the culmination of the largest dam-removal project in the world. Aug 27, 2014
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The Daily Climate
'Massive deaths' in seabird colonies blamed on climate, oceanic changes. Iceland is the Serengeti for seabirds. But nests have gone empty recently, with scientists reporting sobering descriptions of chick die-offs and colonies abandoned. The leading culprit: Profound changes in the world's oceans. Part of an ongoing series. Aug 27, 2014
Greenhouse gas emissions are growing, and growing more dangerous, draft of U.N. report says. Runaway growth in the emission of greenhouse gases is swamping all political efforts to deal with the problem, raising the risk of “severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts” over the coming decades, according to a draft of a major new United Nations report. Aug 27, 2014
Can birds be protected from huge solar plants? As concentrated solar farms start to sweep the globe, solar developers face similar opposition for harm that their clean energy facilities can cause wildlife. Aug 27, 2014
Obama pursuing climate accord in lieu of treaty. The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress. Aug 27, 2014
'Zombie' servers and inefficiency drive energy waste at data centers. The high energy demand of nearly 3 million data centers across the U.S. is well documented, but up to 30 percent of them are drawing power without actually doing anything – an example of energy waste documented in a new report. Aug 27, 2014
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