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
Commissioners who voted to oust Executive Director Charles Lester deny charges of "a developer coup." Critics vow to closely track the replacement process.
The non-partisan Legislative Analyst's Office found that drought response is needed — both in the short and long term.
Snow brings sledders, skiers and snowboarders to the San Gabriel Mountains. It's up to the U.S. Forest Service to identify avalanche-prone areas.
It's a victory for solar advocates who say their industry still needs financial incentives for homeowners to choose to install systems on their rooftops.
The young coyote drowned in MacArthur Park Lake. It's not clear why she approached the water, but rat poison is known to make stricken animals thirsty.
El Niño storms are expected to raise water levels in the coming months. The Nature Conservancy wants drone operators to share their images of storm impacts for a map predicting ocean rise.
The bridge over the 101 Freeway would allow passage into and out of the Santa Monica Mountains for wildlife, including an increasingly isolated population of mountain lions.
Investigators from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board are expected to discuss that near-hit and other safety issues on Wednesday as they present a report on the Feb. 18, 2015 blast.
Both the AQMD and the Gas Company have agreed upon the proposed plan. Now, it'll head to an independent hearing board for possible modification and approval.
Two years ago, images of his drooling, mange-ridden face shocked biologists and fans. Now, he's looking much better. Still, will he ever find a mate?
California has slipped in its water savings, missing its conservation target for the second month in a row. Cumulative savings remain above the mark.
The parade kicked off under cloudless blue skies, where hundreds of thousands who camped out all night were determined not to let security fears or frigid weather get in the way.
In recent years, California sea lion strandings have begun stranding in late December or early January. This year, low weights in pups indicate we'll see more.
Her body was found soaking wet and algae-covered in MacArthur Park, meaning she was in the water at some point. Was she swimming? Did she drown? Lab results looking into her death are due back any day.
This year saw a lot of news about mountain lions in Southern California. Researchers say that's because they had more data collection devices on lions than ever before.