About Emily

About Emily, Environmental Journalist

I’m a journalist who reports on what’s happening at the intersections of the environment, science, technology and society—from political and policy news out of Washington, D.C.,  to the most promising cutting-edge green innovations, to how the changing climate is affecting everyday life.

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.

As a 2018 Tow-Knight Entrepreneurial Journalism Fellow* I founded the newsletter (de)regulation nation: environmental news in the Trump era in March 2018.

Lately I’ve reported stories ranging from President Trump's nominees to top federal science and environmental posts for Reveal-Center for Investigative Reporting, to the administration's expansion of mining and drilling on public lands, for Men’s Journal; the Indigenous struggle to prevent drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, for Arctic Deeply; and what Brett Kavanaugh’s ascension to Supreme Court justice means for environmental laws, for Popular Science and HuffPost. You’ll find those and other articles from my 15-or-so-year career linked to my stories page.

I'm also a contributor to the award-winning book 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. 

After several years moving from city to city along the mid-Atlantic coast, I moved to Oregon to do my master's degree in environmental studies at the University of Oregon. In 2000 I returned to my hometown of New York City, where I live with my partner Patrick Di Justo, a science and technology writer-editor, and our cat Ada. Patrick and I have co-authored two DIY technology books for Maker Media,, including Environmental Monitoring with Arduino.

*At the City University of New York (CUNY) Newmark Graduate School of Journalism.