Emma Green

Emma Green

Emma Green is a staff writer at ​The Atlantic, where she covers politics, policy, and religion.

The New Demographics of Anti-Smoking Campaigns

In many places in the U.S., the population is getting older and younger at the same time. And that has big implications for public health.

Be Like Mike: How Bloomberg Became the World's 'Mentor'

He wanted the way he ran his city to become a model for mayors everywhere. But can that idea persist once he's out of office?

Can Mayors Really Save the World?

Untangling the theory that local ideas can fix global problems.

Mapping the 'Geography' of the Internet

The Internet isn't a place where everyone shouts at each other. It's a collection of lots of small places where people are chatting among themselves.

How Becoming Mayor Changed Rahm Emanuel on Immigration Reform

The former White House Chief of Staff has started to push for more liberal policies on the issue. Will the feds follow his lead?

Which Comes First, Contactless Transit Fares or Widespread Adoption of Contactless Credit Cards?

The London Tube is adding the technology, but U.S. rail systems see it as a long way off.

Why St. Louis May Not Be Able to Stem its Asthma Epidemic

The city has one of the highest rates in the country, and efforts to cut smokers out just aren't working.