Journalism

Journalism

Our Journalism Work

We investigate, publish and curate journalism on a range of environmental health topics. Our original news is distributed through EHN, EHN en Español, and our various daily newsletters, such as Daily Climate. Dedicated to driving good science into public discussion and policy, our newsroom produces compelling journalism that calls out injustices, points to solutions, and spurs action that leads to quantifiable, sustainable improvements to our health and environment.

Latest News

  • by Brian Bienkowski
    Today we’re re-airing our conversation with Dr. Beverly Wright, who joined the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast last year to discuss her journey as an environmental justice pioneer.This episode originally aired in June 2023 and we are re-airing it today to celebrate Juneteenth, as Dr. Wright’s work on justice and equity speaks to […]
  • by Katie Huffling
    During the Covid pandemic, the world cheered as we nurses stepped up. Everyone knows we are essential workers, but our essential role in coping with the climate crisis is much less cheered on, despite our ongoing efforts to be part of the solution. According to The Lancet, climate change is the greatest global health threat […]
  • by Pete Myers
    Editor's note: The note below from Environmental Health Sciences' founder and chief scientist, Pete Myers, is a featured comment on a recent Washington Post article on microplastic inhalation. Environmental Health Sciences publishes EHN.org. I have been involved for almost 30 years in the health effects of plastics, especially the chemicals that are their basic ingredients. […]
  • by EHN Editors
    Seven popular coconut oils recently tested have detectable levels of phthalates, according to a new report from Mamavation.Partnering with EHN.org, Mamavation — an environmental wellness blog and community — had seven coconut oils tested by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-certified lab and found levels of phthalates ranging from 134 parts per billion to 1,331 ppb.The […]
  • by Cami Ferrell
    HOUSTON – Louisiana communities are experiencing up to 1,000 times the lifetime exposure limit for the cancer-causing compound ethylene oxide, according to a new study published in Environmental Science and Technology. In February 2023 Johns Hopkins University researchers measured ambient ethylene oxide in one of the most polluted portions of Louisiana, often called the “Cancer […]
  • by Brian Bienkowski
    People who closely follow an environmentally conscious plant-heavy diet that also includes modest portions of meat and dairy, dubbed the Planetary Health Diet, have a 30% lower risk of premature death from common causes such as cancer and heart disease, according to new research.The study, led by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health […]
  • by Derrick Z. Jackson
    Announcing recently that the world broke a record by generating 30% of all electricity from renewable sources in 2023, the British think tank Ember said the data proves we are in a “new era” of energy in which a permanent decline in fossil fuels is “inevitable.”The new era would be even more inevitable if the […]
  • by Brian Bienkowski
    Jose Ramon Becerra Vera joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss arming residents in his native Inland Empire region of California with air pollution data to advocate for their health and community. Becerra Vera, a current Agents of Change fellow and a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Purdue […]
  • by Kristina Marusic
    In January 2020, just before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rolling Stone published an investigative report on widespread radioactive contamination from the oil and gas industry.Justin Nobel, the journalist responsible for the investigation, recently published a book on the same topic, “Petroleum-238: Big Oil's Dangerous Secret and the Grassroots Fight to Stop It.”EHN reporter […]
  • by Rohan Arora
    More than 37 million Americans have kidney disease, leading to severe swelling, fatigue, back pain, urination issues, shortness of breath and more. Of those, roughly 808,000 Americans have subsequently developed kidney failure, after the disease progresses to the inability of filtering out waste products from blood and producing urine. These patients can become very sick […]
  • by Pete Myers
    Our romance with plastic commenced just over a century ago. For much of this history, plastic was thought harmless: An almost infinitely malleable material that could be manipulated to do miraculous things without danger to humans, wildlife or the environment.Indeed, that belief still persists in some quarters. For example, a delegate from a major plastic […]
  • by R. Thomas Zoeller
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is going through a major reorganization to improve efficiency and protect public health. A recent hearing in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability concluded that the agency stumbles from crisis to crisis, including drug shortages, tainted food and illicit tobacco scandals in recent years.Although crises […]