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
'Her day was getting up, eating if she could, then crawling back to bed.' As Lyme disease spreads in the U.S., those in its path cope with a debilitating, bewildering array of maladies, misery and afflictions. A Climate at Your Doorstep story. Sep 22, 2014
Catching Lyme disease in the womb? Justine Donnelly's medical journey began the day that her mother's 30-year quest to solve her own health mystery ended. A Climate at Your Doorstep story. Sep 22, 2014
Climate change summit: Global rallies demand action. Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change attracted hundreds of thousands of marchers in more than 2,000 locations worldwide Sunday. The People's Climate March is campaigning for curbs on carbon emissions, ahead of the UN climate summit in New York this week. Sep 22, 2014
Cancer-causing diesel emissions on many underground Western Australia mine sites. Underground mines in Western Australia are recording dangerous levels of cancer-causing diesel emissions, raising health fears for the state’s 10,000 underground miners. Sep 22, 2014
Trial and error approach leaves Marcellus Shale wounds. From Pennsylvania regulators’ perspective, all the spills, leaks and fires in the Marcellus Shale well field the past eight years were simply part of the learning curve. Sep 22, 2014
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The Daily Climate
'Her day was getting up, eating if she could, then crawling back to bed.' As Lyme disease spreads in the U.S., those in its path cope with a debilitating, bewildering array of maladies, misery and afflictions. A Climate at Your Doorstep story. Sep 22, 2014
Catching Lyme disease in the womb? Justine Donnelly's medical journey began the day that her mother's 30-year quest to solve her own health mystery ended. A Climate at Your Doorstep story. Sep 22, 2014
Climate change summit: Global rallies demand action. Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change attracted hundreds of thousands of marchers in more than 2,000 locations worldwide Sunday. The People's Climate March is campaigning for curbs on carbon emissions, ahead of the UN climate summit in New York this week. Sep 22, 2014
Trial and error approach leaves Marcellus Shale wounds. From Pennsylvania regulators’ perspective, all the spills, leaks and fires in the Marcellus Shale well field the past eight years were simply part of the learning curve. Sep 22, 2014
Support the Daily Climate's Kickstarter campaign. "Climate at your Doorstep" brings the best science and journalism together in a place where you can interact with it. You can see it. Smell it. Feel it. Our world is changing. It's changing now, right on our doorstep. We need your help to make connections between climate change and what we're all seeing today. Sep 22, 2014
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