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
Partisan divide in Congress wider than ever on environmental issues, group says. The League of Conservation Voters' voting scorecard shows a record disparity on green issues, with GOP campaigns increasingly funded by fossil fuel company contributions. Feb 24, 2017
The changing face of Amazon development: from land grab to eco-lodge. The father, Ariosto da Riva, was a notorious land speculator; his daughter, Vitória da Riva Carvalho built a renowned eco-resort in the rainforest. Both have shaped the Amazon. Feb 24, 2017
Proposed policies could make America overfished again. A new “fish bill” could weaken regulations that have helped fisheries recover across the United States. Feb 24, 2017
Butterfly declines in the North America, UK. Fewer butterflies are flitting from flower to flower in the UK and North America, say two new studies. Pesticides, disappearing green areas and air pollution are some of the culprits. Feb 24, 2017
Air pollution affects preterm birthrates globally, study finds. A pregnant woman's exposure to air pollution has adverse effects on her fetus, according to a new international study, with prolonged exposure associated with nearly 1 in 5 premature births globally. Feb 24, 2017
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The Daily Climate
Partisan divide in Congress wider than ever on environmental issues, group says. The League of Conservation Voters' voting scorecard shows a record disparity on green issues, with GOP campaigns increasingly funded by fossil fuel company contributions. Feb 24, 2017
Two top Chinese-American scientists have dropped their U.S. citizenship. Two top Chinese scientists, one a Nobel laureate and the other a winner of a top computer science prize, have renounced their U.S. citizenship to become citizens of China. Feb 24, 2017
Dakota pipeline protest camp is cleared, at least 40 arrested. Most of the Standing Rock protesters left near Wednesday's deadline, with some of the camp set in flames as part of the vow to continue protesting. Feb 24, 2017
West's challenge is still water scarcity, wet winter or not. With climate change affecting water supplies already strained by urban growth, states in the Colorado River basin are being forced to innovate and adapt. Feb 24, 2017
Study: Global warming is shrinking river vital to 40M people. Global warming is already shrinking the Colorado River, the most important waterway in the American Southwest, and it could reduce the flow by more than a third by the end of the century, two scientists say. Feb 24, 2017
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