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

Auditor: Toxics regulators miss millions in cleanup costs

Some of those costs will never be recoup because the statute of limitations has run out on scores of cleanup projects, the state auditor finds.

Scientists dial back prediction of El Niño

It's still more likely than not that El Niño will develop. However, the likelihood that it will bring substantial rain to parched California is falling.

LA County declares emergency following Mount Baldy mudslide

The amount of rain that fell on Mount Baldy on Sunday broke records. It also triggered deadly mudslides that killed one person and damaged more than a dozen homes.

Record-high portion of state under worst drought conditions

The current three-year drought is the worst that California has seen in decades. Most of the state is under conditions only seen once in 50 to 100 years.

UCLA flood: DWP now says 20M gallons of water lost (updated)

Estimates of how much water was lost in Tuesday's water main break had been revised from 8-10 million gallons to almost 20 million gallons Wednesday.

Rare nocturnal seabird discovered on Catalina Island

The Ashy Storm-Petrel is listed as a bird species of special concern. Anecdotal evidence placed them on Catalina Island. Now, it's official.

Threatened frogs return to the Santa Monica Mountains

The species has been absent from the mountains for nearly five decades. Researchers transplanted eggs from a population in Simi Hills and grew them into tadpoles.

Island of trash discovered in Pacific 1,000 miles off California coast

The "island" is 80 feet long and 30 feet wide and was solid enough in parts for researchers to stand on.

Everything you didn't know about bats in Los Angeles

You may not know that L.A. is home to several species of bats, including the Western mastiff bat, the largest in North America. Technology is helping to identify them.

EPA hears testimony in Wilmington on proposed refinery rules

As written, the rules would remove nearly 60,000 tons of air pollution and 700,00 metric tons of carbon dioxide from refineries each year across the country.

Mountain lion shot and killed in Rancho Cucamonga

Officers responded to a call that two mountain lions were roaming the area on Saturday morning. Less than an hour later, they killed one in a nearby backyard.

Orders clear the air in Exide pollution fight

The lead-battery recycling plant will have to stay closed until it installs more air pollution controls and takes steps to limit lead dust.

NOAA: El Niño conditions weakening in Pacific

It's bad news for those hoping a strong El Niño event would bring an increased likelihood of a wet winter.

California Drought News: My burger, my burrito, my poor wallet

Tuesday's drought news makes you question whether waiting so long in the drive-thru line will continue to be worth it.

Drought triggers extra safety measures for fireworks display

Local cities have differing levels of restrictions regarding fireworks, with some completely banning possession and others allowing non-explosive varieties.