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
The exploits of Meatball the bear captured public attention. Now he's the star of a Rose Parade float. But what happened to the real Meatball?
A storm last week brought some much desired powder to local ski areas, but this week has been more like summer than winter.
The Sierra Mountain snow pack is far below average for this time of year, ranging from 14 to 41 percent of normal accumulation.
Army Corps' razing of a popular birding spot still ruffles sensibilities of wildlife enthusiasts. We take a look at the reserve a year later.
Environmentalists say the move could jeopardize marine mammals.
The 241 toll road already incorporates dozens of spots where animals can cross. The fence is designed to funnel them towards those spots.
Residents near the University Park facility have complained of head aches, breathing problems and nose bleeds they blame on fumes from the site
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.
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.
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.
Researchers unveil a prototype they hope can scale up in as little as three years.
Residents say noxious fumes are causing them respiratory ailments, headaches, nausea and nosebleeds.
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.
Residents near the facility say they're suffering headaches, respiratory illnesses and nosebleeds from fumes they claim are a byproduct of the oil pumping.
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.