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
Essay: Everything has water flowing through it. We grew up learning a tradition of respect for water, hearing our Elders praying with water. Water is a part of every second of our lives, everything has water flowing through it, everything has life. Aug 24, 2016
Occupying the prairie: Tensions rise as tribes move to block a pipeline. A federal court will hear arguments Wednesday in a suit to stop the Dakota Access pipeline, which the Standing Rock Sioux tribe says threatens water supplies and sacred lands. Aug 24, 2016
As lab-grown meat and milk inch closer to US market, industry wonders who will regulate? Existing rules may not apply to new foods. Aug 24, 2016
Air pollution threat hidden as research 'presumes people are at home.' The true impact of air pollution has been obscured by the failure to consider people’s exposure as they move around during the day, according to a new study. Aug 24, 2016
Looking for lead (in all the wrong places). How disparity, cheating and conflicts plague Buffalo's sampling program for lead in drinking water. Aug 24, 2016
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The Daily Climate
Occupying the prairie: Tensions rise as tribes move to block a pipeline. A federal court will hear arguments Wednesday in a suit to stop the Dakota Access pipeline, which the Standing Rock Sioux tribe says threatens water supplies and sacred lands. Aug 24, 2016
Feds move oil & gas lease auctions online in effort to stifle opposition. 23.8 million acres of leases in Gulf of Mexico are being auctioned today amid protests from community activists and environmentalists. Aug 24, 2016
The political crusades targeting national parks for drilling and exploitation. Hailed as ‘America’s best idea’, the parks are hugely popular with the public but face political efforts to lift federal protection and allow private development. Aug 24, 2016
Campers, oil drillers are neighbors in 'land of many uses.' For the U.S. Forest Service, this northwest Pennsylvania forest is the "land of many uses," where recreation and oil and gas production have overlapped since the early 1920s. For environmentalist Laurie Barr, the Allegheny's an accident waiting to happen. Aug 24, 2016
Is a fracking ban a good idea? Calls for a complete prohibition on fracking are getting stronger, but not all climate advocates are on board. Aug 24, 2016
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