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).

climate change

Britain Will Have Water Shortages In 25 Years Thanks to Climate Change, Environment Chief Says

Climate change could bring about the “jaws of death,” says the head of the UK’s Environment Agency.
Sarah Emerson
6 hours ago
Extreme weather

Extreme Flooding Submerges Strategic Military Base in Nebraska

The Pentagon and US intelligence community warned this year that climate change is a national security threat.
Sarah Emerson
12 hours ago
ocean plastic

A Dead Whale with 88 Pounds of Trash in Its Stomach Washed up in the Philippines

Plastic pollution claims another one.
Sarah Emerson
a day ago
climate change

The US Opposed a UN Plan to Study Geoengineering to Combat Climate Change

A proposal to study the risks and current state of geoengineering technologies failed to materialize at a UN assembly this week.
Sarah Emerson
2 days ago
climate change

Catastrophic Temperature Rise In the Arctic Is 'Locked In,' UN Report Says

“What happens in the Arctic does not stay in the Arctic.”
Sarah Emerson
Death Valley

A Huge Lake Has Suddenly Appeared in Death Valley

Luckily, the natural wonder was caught on camera by a photographer.
Sarah Emerson

Woman May Have Had Allergic Reaction to Drugs in Partner’s Semen

"To our knowledge, this is the first reported case."
Sarah Emerson

Boeing to Update Planes' Software After Two Deadly Crashes

The company says it has been working on an update to the system implicated in a deadly 2018 crash.
Sarah Emerson

Three Otters Were Stolen From a Sanctuary and Nobody Knows Why

Please SAFELY return Sigmund, Nessy, and Ned.
Sarah Emerson
red squirrels

Trust Fund Squirrels That Inherit Food Hoards Succeed at Life, Study Finds

Not fair.
Sarah Emerson

500-Million-Year-Old Worm ‘Superhighway’ Found Hidden in the Mountains

A fossilized ecosystem offers new evidence for life that once existed in seemingly uninhabitable places.
Sarah Emerson

Rats Appear Less Anxious After Microdosing DMT, Scientists Find

But the powerful psychedelic drug still needs “much more research.”
Sarah Emerson