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
Eyes on nature: How satellite imagery is transforming conservation science. High-resolution earth imagery has provided ecologists and conservationists with a dynamic new tool that is enabling everything from more accurate counting of wildlife populations to rapid detection of changes in the landscape. Jun 22, 2017
Navassa residents demand health answers. Folks living near the site of a former wood-treatment operation in Navassa in Brunswick County say their questions about its health risks have gone unanswered for too long. Jun 22, 2017
Precedent-setting cap on oil refinery emissions delayed. Bay Area air regulators on Wednesday postponed adopting the nation’s first limits on greenhouses gases from oil refineries because of complaints that the public wasn’t given enough time to review 11th-hour changes. Jun 22, 2017
Trump’s ‘puddle and ditch’ order will have destructive ripple effect. These so-called puddles and ditches, according to scientists across the country, are fundamental to the nation’s drinking water supplies. Jun 22, 2017
'We don't want to be dug out': The Indigenous art helping to protect the land from mining. “It’s some sort of a hole they’ve got to dig in and get the oil and the gas, you know – but there’s spirits of Yolngu people in the ground,” says artist Nawurupu Wunungmurra. Jun 22, 2017
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The Daily Climate
Precedent-setting cap on oil refinery emissions delayed. Bay Area air regulators on Wednesday postponed adopting the nation’s first limits on greenhouses gases from oil refineries because of complaints that the public wasn’t given enough time to review 11th-hour changes. Jun 22, 2017
Govt plans to burn millions of waste tyres every year. The government plans to burn millions of tyres each year as a heat source to make cement, in a bid to deal with the "long-standing" problem of waste tyres. Jun 22, 2017
John Oliver, a giant squirrel and a defamation lawsuit by a coal industry titan. The HBO host railed against Murray Energy and its chief executive in a segment on the coal industry. Jun 22, 2017
Critics say pipeline would excavate 38 miles of ridgetops. Dominion vows to restore affected slopes, but groups fear erosion, pollution, habitat loss. Jun 22, 2017
Lyme disease: Inside America's mysterious epidemic. Celebrities from Kathleen Hanna to Kris Kristofferson have revealed their diagnoses – and an unprecedented outbreak is expected this summer. Jun 22, 2017
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