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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
2016 was a banner year for solar power in the United States. But in the country's largest solar market, it was just so-so. How come?
He did it in the Arctic and the Atlantic. Why was the Pacific Ocean left out?
A mountain lion killed crossing the 118 Freeway earlier this month has been identified as P–39, a female that was traveling with three six-month-old kittens, wildlife officials said Thursday.
Trump's nominees to head energy and environment agencies have strong ties to the oil and gas industry.
A new study from Brookings Institution challenges the notion that reducing greenhouse gas emissions puts a drag on economic output.
A proposal to fundamentally change how water savings are calculated seeks to shift California's conservation strategy from emergency drought response to long-term planning.
Harry "Hal" Bowman's daughters and his ex-wife say his death has inspired them to "be brave" and speak out about the dangers of Islamophobia
Wild turkeys were introduced to California in the early 20th century. But their prehistoric relative lived in SoCal more than 10,000 years ago.
A scientist who performs tree autopsies said an unprecedented die-off has left him "at a loss for words." Another, who counts dead trees from the air, described it as "gut-wrenching."
AQMD says incentives are the best way to meet federal air quality standards as fast as possible. Environmentalists don't buy it, and are threatening to sue.
The idea is to increase production of renewable energy from federal lands without causing undue harm to the environment.
Environmentalists say a Trump presidency will likely be a return to the days of George W. Bush, when the state was acting on its own on climate and the environment.
Hot, stagnant weather keeps pollutants from escaping. This past summer, those conditions were especially present in Southern California, a UCLA climatologist explains.
After the state ended mandatory conservation in June, water use rose all summer. Finally in September, Californians started saving more water again.
It tries to entice more low- and middle-income consumers to go electric by limiting who qualifies for a rebate and increasing the rebate for low-income families.