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

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.

New exhibit aims to demystify El Niño

The video feature at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach shows how the global climate phenomenon develops and alters weather patterns.

Park renovation in South El Monte splits environmentalists

The Whittier Narrows Nature Center has been the focus of debate for a decade. Opponents say the scope of the project is too large; supporters seek to teach watershed science.

Groups sue EPA over smog in LA air basin

The plaintiffs include Communities for a Better Environment, Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles, Sierra Club, and Natural Resources Defense Council.

Election 2014 FAQ: LA County Prop P looks to fund parks

The measure would assess an annual parcel tax of $23 on all residential and commercial properties in the county for 30 years.

Why a chunk of the San Gabriels was left out of the national monument

Critics say they were unpleasantly surprised by the seemingly last-minute decision to exclude a large portion of the southwestern end of the mountain range.

LA City parks no longer use most toxic rat poisons

The move comes after the state barred consumers from buying second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides. Licensed exterminators can use them.

Groups sue EPA over failure to reduce air pollution

The suit asks a federal judge to force the EPA to enforce stricter guidelines. Local air officials say the region has already met the standards.

Winter rains possible, though drought likely to persist

California’s drought is likely to persist or intensify for most of the state during the next three months, with 2014 on its way to being the warmest on record.

Secret trails in LA require a smartphone to find them

Electronic devices are the bane of many parents who want their kids out in the fresh air and sunshine, but a new website embraces mobile technology as a way to get people to explore urban L.A.

Introducing the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument

President Barack Obama on Friday signed an executive proclamation setting aside land in the San Gabriel Mountains. See a map of the designated area.

El Niño Watch: Not here... yet

But government meteorologist say there's a two in three chance it'll start this month of next. Still, rain is not guaranteed.

Gene pool shrinks for SoCal cougars, viability threatened

Freeways and development are increasingly isolating populations. Study finds genetic diversity in local pumas to be the lowest in the West.

Rare sperm whales seen off local waters

More than 50 of the gigantic predators are estimated to be in the area. They feed primarily on giant squid, which may have been drawn in by animals feasting on krill.

Cancer-causing air pollution down by more half in LA

The good news is that carcinogenic air toxins have greatly been reduced. The bad news is that scientists now believe less is necessary to be harmful.