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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
A frog that lives only in the San Gabriel Mountains is nearly extinct. A breeding program at the L.A. Zoo is trying to change that.
Sure, the solar panels are flashy. But energy efficiency requirements and incentives for home batteries are as big of a deal, if not more.
The summer kayaking season opens this weekend on the Los Angeles River. And just in time, the city Sanitation department has a new website where you can check how clean the water is.
Two new bills that are heading to the Governor's desk will revolutionize how cities think about water conservation going forward.
The new requirement is part of the state's fight against climate change. But it will add almost $10,000 to the cost of a new house.
Heavy-duty diesel trucks are the biggest source of pollution in greater Los Angeles. Will making warehouses responsible for their emissions help?
Researchers want to identify which trees are better suited to a hotter, drier climate — and then convince people to plant them.
Southern California is one of the most hazardous places to breathe in the United States.
Homeless advocates had criticized similar proposed sites, raising concerns about access to services, transportation and jobs, since the goal is to move as many people as possible off the the streets permanently.
Director Bill Kroyer on how the 1992 film had a lasting impact on young moviegoers at the time, including KPCC's environment reporter, Emily Guerin.
The "Supporters Section" in the L.A. Football Club's new stadium in Exposition Park is designed to fit the demands of diehard enthusiasts. (They don't want to be called "fans.")
Last year's incredible wildflower display created an Instagram frenzy. This year, not so much. What changed?
What’s the best way to protect coral reefs and underwater sponge gardens from being damaged by fishing gear? New plan would ban bottom trawling in certain areas.
A popular "cash for grass" program is coming back to Southern California this summer. But there are a lot more rules this time.
Since Gov. Jerry Brown called off California's drought emergency a year ago, we Californians seem to have gotten a little lazy when it comes to water conservation.