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

Warm weather a mixed bag for local skiing

A storm last week brought some much desired powder to local ski areas, but this week has been more like summer than winter.

Despite recent storms, snow levels remain far below average

The Sierra Mountain snow pack is far below average for this time of year, ranging from 14 to 41 percent of normal accumulation.

When bulldozers meet birds: One year later

Army Corps' razing of a popular birding spot still ruffles sensibilities of wildlife enthusiasts. We take a look at the reserve a year later.

Navy granted permit to increase sonar activity

Environmentalists say the move could jeopardize marine mammals.

OC board approves $2.9 million contract for wildlife fencing

The 241 toll road already incorporates dozens of spots where animals can cross. The fence is designed to funnel them towards those spots.

AQMD says controversial oil facility has emitted toxins at permissible levels

Residents near the University Park facility have complained of head aches, breathing problems and nose bleeds they blame on fumes from the site

Divers clean up what fishermen leave behind on the ocean floor (video)

There are a lot of terms for abandoned fishing equipment. Some call it "derelict." Others call it "ghost gear." Whatever it's called, there's a lot of it, and it's harming ocean life.

No home-cooked Thanksgiving donations for Pasadena homeless

The 37-year Pasadena tradition of community members preparing and donating home-cooked meals for the homeless has ended because of concerns over food safety.

Rain thwarts mayor's plans to kayak with EPA chief

Thursday's rushing waters, fed by runoff, highlight the reason that so much of the river is concrete. After devastating floods in the 1930s, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed it to manage storm runoff.

UC Riverside's new biomass system makes energy from waste

Researchers unveil a prototype they hope can scale up in as little as three years.

Boxer reiterates call for oil facility to suspend operations

Residents say noxious fumes are causing them respiratory ailments, headaches, nausea and nosebleeds.

Hermit Falls: Social media driving increase in cliff-jumping incidents

Several videos on YouTube show visitors diving from 50-foot-high cliffs into water that ranges in spots from 12 to 15 feet deep. A teen's death last week was only the latest.

Senator Boxer wants oil plant tied to noxious fumes to halt operations

Residents near the facility say they're suffering headaches, respiratory illnesses and nosebleeds from fumes they claim are a byproduct of the oil pumping.

Record number of California condors treated for lead poisoning

Lead is the leading cause of death in adult and juvenile California condors. Severe cases of poisoning can lead to "crop stasis," when a condor's stomach stops moving food.

LAX shooting: FBI searches home; wounded TSA agent speaks

Victims of Friday's shooting and the suspected shooter's family gave prepared statements on Monday, expressing their condolences and relating their experiences of the attack.