About Emily

About Emily, Environmental Journalist

My stories cover what’s happening at the intersections of the environment, science, technology and society—from the latest environmental politics and policy news out of Washington, D.C.,  to the most promising cutting-edge green inventions and innovations. My reporting has taken me from towns in Arctic Finland and Norway, to cattle ranches in Wyoming, and a coal-fired power plant in Kansas.

My work currently appears regularly in Men’s Journal and Arctic Deeply, and I’ve also contributed to Popular Science, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Popular Mechanics, Scientific American, and many more. From 2014-2016, I was a full-time associate editor for TakePart.com, the onetime digital news arm of Participant Media (the producer of CitizenFour, An Inconvenient Truth, The Look of Silence, Spotlight, and Bridge of Spies).

I’m a contributor to the award-winning Worldchanging: A User’s Guide for the 21st Century, published by Abrams, as well as The Science Writers’ Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Pitch, Publish and Prosper in the Digital Age, published by DaCapo. I’m also co-author of do-it-yourself/DIY technology books for Maker Media, including Environmental Monitoring with Arduino.

After many years moving from city to city along the mid-Atlantic coast, and then out to Oregon, I returned to my hometown of New York City, where I live in the most Portland-like Brooklyn neighborhood I could find with my partner Patrick Di Justo, a science and technology writer-editor, and our cat Ada.