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Emily Sohn
Journalist, Freelance

Emily Sohn is a freelance journalist writing about health, science and the environment. Her work has appeared in Nature, The Los Angeles Times and Smithsonian, among others. She lives in Minneapolis.

Written by Emily Sohn

Essay/
Biology
Every living thing

Why shower precious resources on rescuing individual animals while habitats are destroyed and whole species disappear?

Emily Sohn