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Senior Environment Reporter
Emily Guerin is the Senior Environment Reporter at KPCC. She has been reporting on energy and environmental issues in the American West since 2012.
Guerin came to KPCC from North Dakota, where she covered the state’s historic oil and gas boom for Inside Energy, a multimedia journalism collaboration covering energy issues in Wyoming, Colorado and North Dakota. She won multiple awards for her reporting, including two regional Edward R. Murrow awards for stories on oilfield spills.
Previously, she lived in a town of 1,200 on Colorado’s rural Western Slope while reporting on natural resource and environmental issues for the Western magazine High Country News. She has also lead wilderness trips for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).
Guerin got her start in journalism reporting on the hidden back stories of abandoned buildings in Portland, Maine, while writing a column called “That’s My Dump!”
She graduated from Bowdoin College with a degree in Environmental Studies and History. Emily enjoys exploring out-of-the-way and otherwise overlooked places, a good cup of tea and riding her bike. She has lived in all four U.S. time zones.
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Stories by Emily Guerin
Environmental activists from Los Angeles say the governor hasn't done enough to clean up the places where they live and breathe.
Nearly 75 percent of new California oil wells in recent years were in low income neighborhoods, study says
Nearly three-quarters of the new oil wells drilled in California in the past 7 years were in low income communities of color, according to a new analysis. Those numbers are helping fuel a campaign to get Governor Brown to ban new oil wells in the state before he leaves office.
Why? An invasive mosquito is spreading throughout Southern California that's far more aggressive than our native mosquito.
It's not just people -- plants are also getting scorched by extreme heat across Southern California.
Arsonists set around 200 wildfires a year in California. Why do they do it?
And it's only going to get hotter.
The Trump Administration is moving to weaken the Endangered Species Act. That's the law credited with bringing back grey wolves and peregine falcons from the brink of extinction. Here in California those proposed changes might not matter.
A new study found that air pollution in Joshua Tree and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks rivals Los Angeles. Both parks are downwind of the most polluted air basins in the country: Los Angeles and the San Joaquin Valley.
Sunday will be Croatia’s first time ever playing in the World Cup finals. One of the largest Croatian-American communities in the country is in San Pedro, where on Sunday, an entire street will be shut down around the Croatian American Club to accommodate the crowds.
You may have heard the good news about climate change here in California. New data shows the state met ambitious goals for cutting carbon emissions ahead of schedule -- by four years.
A new study finds that California's signature climate program may be inadvertently worsening air pollution in low-income, communities of color
Scientists predict that with climate change, we’ll be seeing more extreme heat, wildfires, and sea level rise. And that’s going to stress out our electricity grid — and cause more power outages —unless we're better prepared.
It's not because we didn't have enough electricity to meet demand.
More than 75,000 people lost power during this weekend’s heat wave. And 5,000 still don’t have it back, as of Monday night. So how, exactly, do heat waves causes power outages?
California sued the EPA under Scott Pruitt 10 times for issues from air quality to pesticide regulation. But vehicle emission standards were the most controversial.