Sarah Emerson

Sarah is a San Francisco-based Motherboard reporter covering the environment, tech culture, and science oddities. You can reach her on email or on Twitter (@SarahNEmerson).

tech-science

Mass Whale Stranding in Georgia Kickstarts Monumental Rescue Effort

Beachgoers and wildlife authorities rallied around a group of stranded pilot whales on Tuesday.
Sarah Emerson
3 days ago
tech-science

Planting ‘Billions of Trees’ Isn’t Going to Stop Climate Change

A popular study claims that reforestation could fix climate change, but is that true?
Madeleine Gregory
Sarah Emerson
5 days ago
Instagram

Instagram Users Are Flocking to This Beautiful Chemical Waste Dump in Siberia

A polluted lake in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk has become a popular Russian social media destination.
Sarah Emerson
7.11.19
tech-power

Trump Can’t Block People He Doesn't Like on Twitter, Appeals Court Says

A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling that President Trump cannot silence people on Twitter without violating the First Amendment.
Sarah Emerson
7.9.19
tech-science

Europe’s Deadly Heatwave Marked the Hottest June on Record

We can expect more brutal heatwaves to come according to a pair of European climate reports.
Sarah Emerson
7.3.19
Tech news

Twitter Officially Has Separate Rules for Politicians

Egregious tweets by prominent politicians that break Twitter's rules will remain on the site if they are deemed to be of "public interest," the company announced on Thursday.
Sarah Emerson
6.27.19
Science

The U.S. Military Wants to Build a Strategic Port in the Melting Arctic

A military spending bill has asked for a brand new Arctic port to face "future great power competition."
Sarah Emerson
6.26.19
tech-social-media

A Nightmare Twitter Bug Is Sending Users Notifications When They're Unfollowed

Twitter is telling people when someone has unfollowed them.
Sarah Emerson
6.19.19
tech-science

The Trump Administration Just Rolled Back Obama's Historic Climate Change Plan

President Obama’s Clean Power Plan has been replaced by a new rule that sucks up to fossil fuels.
Sarah Emerson
6.19.19
tech-science

Plague of Flies Caused By Chicken Poop Descends on Russian Villages

Swarms of the insects have blanketed several Russian towns in the Ural Mountains.
Sarah Emerson
6.18.19
tech-science

Tons of Dead Seals Are Washing Up In the Arctic and Nobody Knows Why

Dozens of seal carcasses, some showing signs of hair loss, are being reported in northern Alaska.
Sarah Emerson
6.13.19
science-tech

Male Dolphins Make Friends Based on Mutual Interests, Just Like Humans

When foraging for food, bottlenose dolphins also find buddies.
Sarah Emerson
6.12.19
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