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
Breaking: U.S., in reversal, issues permit for Keystone oil pipeline., Breaking: US, in reversal, issues permit for Keystone oil pipeline. The announcement Friday by the State Department followed a 60-day review that was set in motion as one of the first acts of President Trump’s tenure. Mar 24, 2017
Watergrabbing. Historically the source of many conflicts, water grabbing is the control and theft of water resources by the powerful, often at the expense of local populations and ecosystems. It can result in dispossession, displacement and ecological destruction. Mar 24, 2017
Long process to treat water. Turning sewage into something clean enough to release into a river requires multiple stages of treatment. Mar 24, 2017
Farmers try new ways to fight manure runoff, but federal spending cuts loom. Neighbors often complain about water pollution despite efforts. Mar 24, 2017
Downstream from a coal mine, villages in Indonesian Borneo suffer from water pollution. Residents say the Santan River in East Kalimantan, once a vital source of clean water, has been severely degraded by a coal mine. Mar 24, 2017
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The Daily Climate
Breaking: U.S., in reversal, issues permit for Keystone oil pipeline., Breaking: US, in reversal, issues permit for Keystone oil pipeline. The announcement Friday by the State Department followed a 60-day review that was set in motion as one of the first acts of President Trump’s tenure. Mar 24, 2017
Watergrabbing. Historically the source of many conflicts, water grabbing is the control and theft of water resources by the powerful, often at the expense of local populations and ecosystems. It can result in dispossession, displacement and ecological destruction. Mar 24, 2017
Judge rules Dominion's coal ash pit polluted Virginia water. Arsenic is illegally flowing out of one of the sites where Virginia's biggest utility stores coal ash and polluting surrounding waters, a federal judge ruled Thursday. Mar 24, 2017
Coal ash: 'Why in the world would we be importing it?' Shipping containers full of coal ash from China, Poland and India have come into the U.S. through the Port of Virginia as foreign companies find a market for the same industrial waste that America's utilities are struggling to dispose of. Mar 24, 2017
State Department to approve Keystone pipeline permit on Friday: Sources. The U.S. State Department plans to approve on Friday the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada-to-U.S. Keystone XL oil pipeline. Mar 24, 2017
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