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
Kenyan women pay the price for slum water 'mafias.' Rising before dawn, the women emerged from their ramshackle shacks and squelched through the mud to stand in line for water in Kibera, Nairobi's biggest slum. Nov 27, 2014
Scientists find likely culprit behind mysterious sea star deaths. In the slippery tide pools of San Pedro’s Point Fermin, there are sticky green sea anemone, hard-shelled limpets, barnacles shaped like mini-volcanoes and even small octopuses hiding between gaps in the rocks. Noticeably missing from this coastal menagerie are the icons of the rocky intertidal zone — the sea stars. Nov 27, 2014
High-tech farming poised to change the way the world eats. Investors and entrepreneurs behind some of the world's newest industries have started to put their money and tech talents into farming with an audacious and ambitious agenda: to make sure there is enough food for the 10 billion people expected to inhabit the planet by 2100. Nov 27, 2014
A guide to a waste-free, environmentally friendly Thanksgiving. The nonprofit group Food Tank says Americans will waste approximately five million tons of food between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. Nov 27, 2014
The EPA's ozone rule could be its biggest, most controversial regulation yet. The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing stricter regulations on ground-level ozone pollution — more commonly known as "smog." Right now, US cities are supposed to keep ozone levels in the air below 75 parts per billion (many still don't). Nov 27, 2014
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The Daily Climate
High-tech farming poised to change the way the world eats. Investors and entrepreneurs behind some of the world's newest industries have started to put their money and tech talents into farming with an audacious and ambitious agenda: to make sure there is enough food for the 10 billion people expected to inhabit the planet by 2100. Nov 27, 2014
Obama builds environmental legacy with 1970 law. President Obama could leave office with the most aggressive, far-reaching environmental legacy of any occupant of the White House. Yet it is very possible that not a single major environmental law will have passed during his two terms in Washington. Nov 27, 2014
Swedish Chardonnay, anyone? Warmer world means more Nordic wines. On one of the world's northernmost frontiers, grapevines are growing on hillsides and talk among some farmers is about terroir and aroma as global warming and new technology push the boundaries of wine growing. Nov 27, 2014
Aging population will compound deadly effects of heatwaves caused by climate change. The double whammy of global warming and a growing, aging population will mean peoples’ exposure to deadly heatwaves will multiply tenfold this century, according to a new report from the Royal Society. Nov 27, 2014
China’s growth fuels boom in world shipping traffic. Ship traffic on the world's oceans has quadrupled over the past two decades, raising new concerns about escalating emissions, according to a new study that's the first to rely on satellite data to produce global maps of shipping on the open seas. Nov 27, 2014
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