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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
Penny Newman began pushing to clean up toxic waste in the 1980s. Now, the mother of the environmental justice movement in Southern California is running for public office.
KPCC tagged along with L.A. County officials as they went door to door teaching people affected by the La Tuna Fire how to protect their homes. Here's what we learned.
U.S. trade officials have found that two domestic solar panel manufacturers have been harmed by cheap foreign competitors. President Trump could impose tariffs.
Rainfall after fires sweeps sediment into reservoirs, meaning they can hold less water. A new study says that's likely to worsen with climate change.
Days before a popular boat race, tests showed the water was full of feces-borne bacteria. Why didn't anyone tell the competitors?
Coyotes, bobcats, rabbits and mountain lions all respond to wildfire in very different ways, according to a National Park Service study.
Cooler weather and extensive brush clearance meant minimal damages from the wildfire, which burned in the Verdugo Mountains over the holiday weekend.
The plan seeks to transition all hauling and cargo-handling equipment to zero-emissions technology by 2030. Critics say that's not fast enough.
No, it's not just you. This heat wave really is making you feel crappy. Experts say extreme heat saps energy, shortens breath, fogs thinking, and can stop you short with cramps.
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending boundary revisions for some national monuments but no eliminations.
SoCal's largest single source of air pollution is the ports of LA and Long Beach. Critics say the ports have a long way to go to help the area meet federal air standards.
Just because it rains doesn't mean the effects of drought are over. A new study finds trees are taking longer to recover, making them more vulnerable to another drought before they've fully bounced back.
The threatened animals tend to pace back and forth along protective fences, exposing them to the sun and heating their bodies to sometimes lethal levels.
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.