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
Green groups push Earth Day agenda. Environmental groups are marking the 44th Earth Day on Tuesday with an assault on the Keystone XL pipeline, greenhouse gas emissions and other issues related to climate change. Apr 22, 2014
A year after West, Texas, blast, political support for chemical safety reform isn’t certain. A year after the West Fertilizer explosion, the nation is taking its first steps to repair the failed system for preventing chemical accidents. But whether the fixes will work, or even become reality, remains to be seen. Apr 22, 2014
Lead-poisoning nightmare in Nigeria may be easing. Children in northwestern Nigeria are no longer dying by the hundreds from lead poisoning, according to officials. Apr 22, 2014
Drug that wipes out vultures may cause an EU eco-disaster. Diclophenac is a powerful anti-inflammatory drug that is beneficial to mammals but will kill any vulture that feeds on a carcass containing traces of the drug. A campaign has begun to get the European Union to change its guidelines so the drug can be banned. Apr 22, 2014
Texas pollution worsens as budget shrinks for regulators. With budgets already reduced and more cuts on the way, federal environmental regulators are expected to be doing fewer inspections of industries that pollute. If Texas environmental regulators are expected to take up the slack, many of them are dealing with budget cuts of their own. Apr 22, 2014
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The Daily Climate
Green groups push Earth Day agenda. Environmental groups are marking the 44th Earth Day on Tuesday with an assault on the Keystone XL pipeline, greenhouse gas emissions and other issues related to climate change. Apr 22, 2014
Apple's environmental push. Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy. Apr 22, 2014
Fighting back a rising tide. Conventional wisdom has it that Bangladesh will soon be underwater. Here's why that might be wrong. Apr 22, 2014
Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom. After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom. Apr 22, 2014
Keystone pipeline may be big, but this is bigger. When it comes to the Keystone pipeline's true impact on global warming, energy and climate change experts, including former Obama administration officials, say Keystone's political symbolism vastly outweighs its policy substance. Apr 22, 2014
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