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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
Long before it became a national park, miners convinced Congress to reduce Joshua Tree National Monument by a third so they could keep digging for ore.
In their second such report, UCLA researchers give LA county grades ranging from C- to B on categories from transportation to renewable energy use.
Rallies to show support for fact-based research and environmental protection are being held around the world — including in downtown L.A.
The study, if authorized, pits Angelenos who say their health is affected by living near oil wells against the city's oil and gas producers.
The Citizen Nature Challenge wants to find out which city's citizens can document the most nature in the course of a week. The challenge runs April 14-18.
A new report finds that sea levels are rising twice as fast as they did in 1990. Southern California is already feeling the impact.
The Environmental Protection Agency says it is reviewing an Obama-era ozone standard. Critics say it's the first step towards weakening the rule.
Regulators worry the bill will make it more difficult to clean up L.A.'s worst-in-the-nation smog, because heavy trucks are the largest contributors to smog.
Officials hope new signs along the wildflower trail at Diamond Valley Lake will encourage people to stay on the trail and out of the poppies.
Not all of the region's water sources have rebounded, despite above average rain and snow. Areas that don't import any water are still in conservation mode.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Congress is considering repealing an Obama-era regulation that cracked down on methane leaks from oil and gas companies on federal land.
Trump is proposing cuts to many areas of government, including environmental oversight, transportation and medical research, while boosting spending for the military and to build a border wall.
People LOVE Joshua Tree these days; how the staff is dealing with the park's 2 million-plus visitors
It's always been a popular spot for campers, hikers, rock climbers and folks who just want to get away to the desert: Joshua Tree. But lately, the national park has become even more of a draw.
Record visitation has overwhelmed park employees and caused damaged to the fragile desert ecosystem.
Truck drivers say ports pushed low-emissions vehicles without testing whether they could handle the demands of hauling cargo.