Jed Kim Environment Reporter
Jed Kim is an Environment Reporter for Southern California Public Radio.
Before joining KPCC, Jed was a producer at WNYC’s “The Takeaway” and an associate producer for the HBO documentary “Birders: The Central Park Effect.” His work has been featured on NPR and Marketplace.
Jed graduated from the University of Chicago in 2002, with a biology degree. After a few years of working in a laboratory, he decided that he’d be much happier as a radio reporter. He graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2008.
Stories by Jed Kim
You probably won't mistake the Steller sea lion. It's enormous — up to three times the size of the common California sea lion.
Operators say they've done a $1 million upgrade to control fumes residents have said were making them sick. Air regulators to discuss the upgrades at public meeting Wednesday.
In 2011, the Federal Reserve looked for ways to recycle worn out currency. In L.A., that's meant burning. Now, that money produces enough electricity to power 100 homes.
As recently as last December, federal meteorologists predicted drought conditions would improve in Southern California, but a dry winter has dashed those hopes.
The number of sea lions stranded on California beaches in January was five times the average. Rescue workers say they won't be able to save all of the animals.
The oftentimes controversial fishing method for cod and sole isn't as harmful for California's ocean life, because the sea floor here is soft and lacks rocky coral.
The 16 percent increase outpaced the state’s overall job growth rate for the same time period by more than 10 times.
The vehicle allows regulators to drive around and map where pollution is occurring. It analyzes air quality in real time, much faster than current methods allow.
Instances of avian trichomonosis seem to increase during drought years. Deaths this winter could be the worst on record.
Environmental groups say that especially harmful pollution needs to be addressed no matter how difficult the drought makes it.
A new website launched on Wednesday by the Parks Forward Commission gives visitors a chance to see the parks near them as well as the attractions they offer.
The request for funding marks the first time a President has asked for money to go towards an early warning system. Supporters of the system say it shows how important one is.
The money will go to conduct an environmental assessment and develop initial designs for a possible bridge or tunnel spanning the 101 Freeway.
Snowpack levels hover at a quarter of what's normal for this time of year. California typically relies on healthy snowfall for almost a third of its water.
In 2013, an unusually high number of sea lions stranded on California beaches. This year is on track to be worse.