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Emily Guerin is the 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 new study finds the roofs, which combat the urban heat island effect, can actually worsen smog and particulate matter.
What is it like to watch the forest die around you? Residents of an alpine town in Kern County say living among drought-killed trees has been a challenge.
The nation’s second largest transit agency today committed to switching all of its buses to zero emissions technology by 2030.
The nation's second-largest transit agency wants to switch all 2,200 buses from natural gas to zero-emissions technology. That means kicking the internal combustion engine.
Closing windows, recirculating air and replacing your air filter can help keep unhealthy particulate pollution our of your car — and lungs.
Truck drivers worry they will bear the high costs of upgrading diesel trucks to expensive, zero-emission technology.
The plan relies heavily on incentives to switch trucks and equipment over to zero emission technology, which critics say will not be ready, or cost effective, in time.
Brown needs a two-thirds majority vote of the legislature to extend the state's signature climate policy through 2031. The legislature is supposed to vote today.
Mayor Eric Garcetti has a goal of lowering the city's temperature three degrees by 2035 through a combination of reflective pavement, more trees, and less heat-absorbing rooftops.
A bumper crop of grass, now withering under searing temperatures, coupled with millions of dead trees has increased the threat of fire in the Sierra Nevada.
People in Wilmington, South LA have been complaining for years of health problems from living alongside oil wells. Now the city will study whether to shut them down.
The rural West just got its biggest pay-out ever from the federal government under the PILT program. But it could be short-lived: President Trump wants to cut PILT funding by 17 percent.
The stoplight-colored Air Quality Index is updated hourly, and lets you see how bad the air pollution is in your area.
The air district is warning everyone to avoid exercising outdoors mid-day, but especially children and the elderly.
The move will cut greenhouse gas and smog-forming emissions, but agency staff say following through depends on whether the technology is ready.