Emma Marris, National Geographic

Emma Marris

National Geographic

Klamath Falls, OR, United States

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  • National Geographic
  • High Country News
  • Outside Magazine
  • The Guardian
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Past articles by Emma:

A U.S. tribe wants to resume whale hunts. Will conservationists support them?

A federal report has moved the Makah Tribe a step closer to hunting gray whales again—a practice central to their culture and protected by an 1855 treaty, but snarled in red tape for the last 17 years. → Read More

This map shows where on Earth humans aren’t

A new map shows where people have the lowest impact—but are those the best places to protect? → Read More

Why we’ll succeed in saving the planet from climate change

Life will be different—and warmer—in 2070. But we will find ways to limit carbon emissions, embrace nature, and thrive. → Read More

We went to jail for our great-granddaughters — High Country News – Know the West

Protesting the Jordan Cove natural gas facility and its pipeline brings an environmental writer and a rancher together. → Read More

How rats became an inescapable part of city living

In some parts of the world they are revered and protected; in other places they are captured and eaten for dinner. One thing is certain: They’re everywhere. → Read More

To keep the planet flourishing, 30% of Earth needs protection by 2030

The move would safeguard biodiversity, slow extinctions, and help maintain a steady climate, a leading group of conservationists say. → Read More

How a 6-Year-Old Survived Being Lost in the Woods

As a child, Cody Sheehy made headlines when he vanished into the freezing wilderness of Northeast Oregon, making it out safely after 18 hours of determined slogging. Retracing his steps 32 years later, Sheehy says that getting lost was one of the best life lessons he ever had. → Read More

'A prisoner of environment': is it time to leave the American west?

The western US has long been characterized by balmy weather and fresh starts, but some are weary of the unhealthy air and worry about a water shortage → Read More

Where there’s smoke, there’s suffering —

The small, sad harms of a summer spent indoors to avoid wildfire smoke. → Read More

Smoked in: as wildfires rage across America's west, we're inside with the windows shut

For a large group of westerners, the fires inflict a separate cost: high levels of wildfire smoke that’s bad for everyone’s health → Read More

South Georgia Island Declared Rat Free in Conservation Success

South Georgia Island near Antarctica is now teeming with native wildlife, thanks to an effort to remove invasive rats that had been devouring birds. → Read More

This Man Has Helped Give 460 Dead Whales a Second Life—As Art

Hori Parata handles dead whales on New Zealand beaches the Maori way: He extracts the bones so they can be carved into jewelry or art. → Read More

This Rat-Free City Park Is a Paradise of Rare Birds

Since a park in Wellington, New Zealand, fenced out rats, stoats, and other predators, rare indigenous birds have returned to the city. → Read More

A Very Old Man for a Wolf

It’s the nature of the wolf to travel. By age two, wolves of both sexes usually leave their birth packs and strike out on their own, sometimes covering hundreds of miles as they search for mates and new territory. Whatever the reason, when wolves move, they do it with intent—and quickly. Humans don’t know how they decide which way to go, but the choice is as important as any they’ll ever make. → Read More

These Giant Invasive Beasts May Actually Be Good for the Planet

Feral horses or camels may not "belong" where we put them, a new study says, but they're keeping the species wild and helping the ecosystem. → Read More

One Man’s Plan to Transform a Major City Into a National Park

An ambitious project highlights the importance of urban nature. → Read More

How to see the urban wild (Seeing the unseen: nature in the city) —

Practical advice for the nature-lonely city-dweller. → Read More

Can Tasmanian Devils Beat Cancer of the Face?

Tasmanian devils looked doomed. But with help from humans—and evolution—they seem to be coming back from a devastating plague. → Read More

To Taste Tasmania, Take a Chef-Led Foraging Trip

Aboriginal Australians are just 3 percent of the population now, but before the Europeans came, they knew how to find food on their land. One chef has learned → Read More

How to redefine — and defend — wilderness —

A review of a new way to look at what’s wild and what’s not, in Jason Mark’s 'Satellites in the High Country' and Fred Pearce’s 'The New Wild.' → Read More