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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
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.
A new study finds that biodiversity is greater inside the oldest marine protected areas than outside them.
Another change is coming from the Trump Administration. And this time, it’s impacting two issues near and dear to Californians--the environment and our cars.
A new study found that much of the rise in ozone pollution in western U.S. national parks is from fast-developing Asian countries like China.
Particulate matter pollution is typically worse in the winter, but this year's storms have made for one of the clearest winters in years.
A new mobile app aims to help agencies make better coyote management decisions and let you know about coyote activity nearby.
Arcadia just became the latest SoCal city to start lethal control. But wildlife experts say trapping and killing does little to reduce the coyote population.
A third of our water comes from Northern California — Lake Oroville in particular. What happens there has implications for SoCal.
Results from the latest winter count of California's coastal monarchs show the population is just 26% of what it was in the 1990s.
Water agencies say the state is crying wolf by maintaining a drought emergency when the winter has been so wet. But the state says it's too soon to end the restrictions.
Congress is poised to repeal an Obama-era regulation on methane emissions from oil and gas. California, meanwhile, is going forward with the nation's strictest rules.
Environmentalists say the proposed plan doesn’t ask enough of industry. Meanwhile, industry groups urged the board not to regulate them any further and pass the plan now.
Environmental justice activists say cap and trade does nothing to cut emissions of toxic chemicals in disadvantaged communities. They want the program thrown out.
Researchers say trees growing in hotter, drier and crowded forests are more likely to die. They say prescribed burns and thinning can help.