Emily Haavik

Emily Haavik is an audio journalist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Emily Haavik is an independent journalist, audio producer and composer. She spent a decade working in public radio and television news, and her work has been honored with a Peabody and a DuPont, as well as multiple regional Emmy and Murrow awards. She loves to travel and tell stories that focus on the environment and criminal justice. She also fronts an Americana band.

In 2010, Noreen Dertinger finally spotted her first loon chick on Lake Kennebec. Unfortunately, it did not survive the year.

Mysterious drop in loon population prompts cross-border collaborations in North America

Loons are having fewer and smaller chicks, which are less likely to survive. Most surprisingly, young, non-breeding adults are also dramatically in decline — but no one knows why. Volunteers from Canada and the United States are on a quest for answers. 

Mysterious drop in loon population prompts cross-border collaborations in North America
 Chef Josh Wing’s menu at Restaurant Polfareren is small and simple, changing with the seasons and incorporating as much local game as possible.

Welcome to Longyearbyen: The height of Arctic haute cuisine

Welcome to Longyearbyen: The height of Arctic haute cuisine
This mother polar bear and her two cubs are headed down to the sea ice in the Svalbard archipelago. She’ll have to teach them to hunt seals, their primary prey, in a changing landscape.

Svalbard’s polar bears persist as sea ice melts — but not forever

Svalbard’s polar bears persist as sea ice melts — but not forever
Welsh conductor Grant Llewellyn conducts an orchestra in 2007.

There's a reason why great music can give you a 'skin orgasm' — chills down your spine

There's a reason why great music can give you a 'skin orgasm' — chills down your spine