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
Holy crop: How federal dollars are financing the water crisis in the West. Cotton comes at enormous environmental expense, a price the American West may no longer be able to afford. May 27, 2015
Killing the Colorado: Explore the river. Tour America's seven-state, 1,450-mile plumbing system. May 27, 2015
Where the river runs dry. The Colorado is the most important river in the West - and it exemplifies everything wrong with water use in America. May 27, 2015
Coal's salvation? Billions over budget. Two years after deadline. And this ‘clean coal’ project was supposed to save an industry? May 27, 2015
North Sea ship evacuated off Germany amid blast fears. A crew have abandoned a container ship a few miles off the German coast amid fears that its cargo of fertiliser could explode. May 27, 2015
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The Daily Climate
Holy crop: How federal dollars are financing the water crisis in the West. Cotton comes at enormous environmental expense, a price the American West may no longer be able to afford. May 27, 2015
Killing the Colorado: Explore the river. Tour America's seven-state, 1,450-mile plumbing system. May 27, 2015
Where the river runs dry. The Colorado is the most important river in the West - and it exemplifies everything wrong with water use in America. May 27, 2015
Coal's salvation? Billions over budget. Two years after deadline. And this ‘clean coal’ project was supposed to save an industry? May 27, 2015
Kentucky may accidentally comply with EPA's clean power plan. As coal-fired power plants in the state continue to close, Kentucky closes in on reaching federal clean-air standards it resists. May 27, 2015
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