Jed Kim Environment Reporter

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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

New 'weather' satellite to focus on deep space

Solar flares, winds and coronal masses can interfere with Earth's communications and cause blackouts. Predicting space weather will help avoid problems.

Environmentalists battle county over Devil's Gate sediment

Environmental groups are planning to file a lawsuit against Los Angeles County on Wednesday over its plans to remove sediment behind the Devil’s Gate Dam in Pasadena.

Drought's cause more natural, less human-induced, NOAA finds

As a result of global warming, Californians can expect an increase in mid-winter rainfall in the future. However, warmer temperatures would also lessen the benefit of the precipitation.

Scientists confirm second puma east of 405

It would have to cross yet another busy freeway — the 101 — before it ran into P-22, Griffith Park's resident puma. If it does, it could face a mate or a fight.

Loss of $50 million leaves LA wetlands with uncertain future

Ballona Wetlands is a 600-acre patch of land and salt marsh near Marina Del Rey. Much of the property is buried under dredged dirt, concrete and litter.

Has another mountain lion crossed the 405?

Griffith Park's famed mountain lion crossed two freeways to get to his current home. A photo on Twitter suggests another puma may have followed in his paw prints.

LA rain: 1.4 billion gallons of water collected from storm

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works' network of storm channels has captured more than 1.4 billion gallons of the muddy wet stuff by midday Wednesday.

Burn area residents brace for more rain, possible floods

Residents in and around Glendora are preparing for a powerful storm that's headed for Southern California Tuesday.

Grant funds restoration work in Big Tujunga Canyon

The money will go towards removing invasive plants, putting in native ones and improving streams to protect threatened fish species in the canyon.

Winter storm expected to bring at least an inch of rain

Winter storms are expected to frustrate Thanksgiving travel plans along the East Coast. On the West Coast, storms are politely holding off until after the holiday.

Trails would cross where iconic cougar entered Griffith Park

City wants to turn land considered a vital wildlife corridor into a park. Some worry the move could discourage animals from moving in and out of of Griffith Park.

Calabasas wildlife crossing gets boost from state

State Wildlife Conservation Board give $650,000 to efforts to guide animals to underpass beneath frequently deadly stretch of the 101 freeway.

Would you bet on rain this winter?

Forecasters put the chances of above-average winter rains at 33-40 percent for much of California. Are those good odds? We asked a bookie.

San Onofre: Deal divides billions in closed nuke plant's costs

The settlement stems from negotiations among operator Southern California Edison, minority owner San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and consumer advocates.

Scientists identify clue in widespread deaths of sea stars

One particular virus keeps appearing in sick sea stars, but even that leads to more questions. Specimens show the virus has been here for at least 70 years.