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.

I've recently reported on President Trump's nominees to top federal science and environmental posts for Reveal, a project of the Center for Investigative Reporting; the administration's expansion of mining and drilling on public lands, for Men’s Journal; and the Indigenous struggle to keep the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge wild,  for Arctic Deeply. 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 magazine of Participant Media (the producer of movies such as CitizenFour, Spotlight, An Inconvenient Truth,and Bridge of Spies).

I’m 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. I’ve also co-authored and edited 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 to do a master's degree in environmental studies, I returned to my hometown of New York City in 2000.  I live with my partner Patrick Di Justo, a science and technology writer-editor, and our cat Ada.