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

EPA sets more stringent smog rules, disappoints environmentalists

Before today, permissible ozone levels were at 75 parts per billion. Many had hoped for levels as low as 60. It's now at 70, and Southern California will have trouble hitting it.

$55 million pledged in deal to clean up Del Amo Superfund site

The settlement, if approved, would go towards cleanup of deep soil contamination by chemicals used to synthesize rubber from the 1940s to the 1970s.

Tallest building in the West now home to tallest insect study

Just looking at the lights on the roof of the US Bank Tower, you can see the remnants of moths. Scientists hope their study will help explain why they're up there.

Long Beach beaches still closed due to sewage spill

Officials are testing water from the beaches every day, but levels still haven't been deemed acceptable to open them back up.

Irvine is managing problem coyotes with paintball guns

Sometimes, proper hazing of a problem coyote consists of yelling at them. At other times, it consists of plugging them at a distance with a splotch of yellow paint.

Future of Water: Which species could we lose by 2040?

As California cities and farms squabble over water, conservationists are having to make tough choices about where to direct what water they have, in some cases weighing the fate of entire species.

Call for solar tax credits unites state legislators

Political backing of solar power is strong in California. That may be because many find it hard to argue against jobs, clean power and the need to meet mandates for more renewable energy.

What to expect from the 2015 State of the Bay report

The report, which is compiled every five years, was originally supposed to be released by now. Officials say the delay is because this report is more scientifically rigorous than past ones.

What will come of LA's $30M proposal for big cat bridge?

The Santa Monica Mountains are a rare juxtaposition of nature and urban development — a place where millions of humans can walk the same paths used by wild animals such as mountain lions.

LA gets its first look at proposed wildlife overpass

Proponents say the bridge over the 101 in Agoura Hills is needed to save wildlife populations at risk of becoming inbred in the Santa Monica Mountains.

LA homeowners may soon have the right to own bees

Honeybee populations have taken a big hit due to Colony Collapse Disorder and a lack of food plants. Proponents for backyard beekeeping say their bees are vital.

Gehry's plan for the LA River still in research phase

Many have anticipated what the famed architect's plans for the river will look like ever since his involvement was announced. They will probably have to wait at least six months to see anything.

Mountain lion's death renews calls for wildlife crossings

Conservationists hope to build a wildlife bridge over the 101 Freeway at Liberty Canyon. P-32's death has focus attention and donations to that effort.

California universities lead the pack in sustainability

Four out of top 10 spots were taken by University of California schools. The rankings include research, waste management, energy use and transportation options.

Frank Gehry's touch felt on LA River revitalization

The mayor's office confirmed Gehry's involvement in the project on Friday. Some worry about the years of work that have already been done towards revitalization.