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
How big banks are putting rain forests in peril. Some of the world's biggest backs have helped agricultural powerhouses in Indonesia to expand their plantation empires. Dec 03, 2016
Coal mine explosion in northern China kills 17, traps dozens. Chinese state media say a coal mine explosion in a northern region has trapped 36 people, killing 17 of them. The official Xinhua News Agency says 17 people have been confirmed dead after Saturday's explosion at a coal mine run by the Baoma Mining Co. Ltd. in Inner Mongolia. Dec 03, 2016
Visitors, soldiers exposed to lead dust in National Guard armories. In a former Montana National Guard armory where more than 20 workers got sick, lead-laced dust bunnies the size of tangerines clogged the ventilation system. Dec 03, 2016
VIDEO: Midway, a plastic island. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh travels to Midway Atoll in the Pacific Ocean to investigate how the plastic we throw away everyday enters the food chain and possibly, our bodies. Dec 03, 2016
Destruction of the Amazon was supposed to be slowing down. Instead, it’s speeding back up. Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research, or INPE, released new data on the ongoing deforestation of the country’s portion of the Amazon rainforest this week, based on satellite measurements. And the news is very bad. Dec 03, 2016
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The Daily Climate
How big banks are putting rain forests in peril. Some of the world's biggest backs have helped agricultural powerhouses in Indonesia to expand their plantation empires. Dec 03, 2016
Coal mine explosion in northern China kills 17, traps dozens. Chinese state media say a coal mine explosion in a northern region has trapped 36 people, killing 17 of them. The official Xinhua News Agency says 17 people have been confirmed dead after Saturday's explosion at a coal mine run by the Baoma Mining Co. Ltd. in Inner Mongolia. Dec 03, 2016
Destruction of the Amazon was supposed to be slowing down. Instead, it’s speeding back up. Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research, or INPE, released new data on the ongoing deforestation of the country’s portion of the Amazon rainforest this week, based on satellite measurements. And the news is very bad. Dec 03, 2016
How Trump could wage a war on scientific expertise. In September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned 19 common chemicals from common antibacterial washes, because manufacturers hadn’t shown that they were safe in the long run, or any better than plain soap and water. Dec 03, 2016
A dreaded carbon time bomb lurks beneath your feet. There are many uncertainties when it comes to global warming, from how quickly the planet's ice sheets will melt to how global leaders will enact rapid emissions cuts. One nagging scientific uncertainty concerns a rather unsexy topic: the soil. As in, the ground beneath your feet. Dec 03, 2016
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