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

LA leads cities in solar energy production

In two years, the city has tripled its solar capacity. But it's still only a fraction of the city's power needs.

California Drought News: Lobbying for water, wishing for wine

Chronicling the dastardly exploits of the fiendish drought, today's roundup looks at how it's impacting politics, fish and fruit.

Exide denied more time to reduce arsenic pollution

In January, AQMD adopted a regulation that would require Exide to achieve negative pressure at its facilities by April 10, with the intention of limiting emissions of arsenic and other toxins.

California Drought News: Sled dogs, falcons and bats, oh my

Yard restrictions are being eased, more birds are disintegrating against fighter jets and more dead bats are being found in Sacramento. More in today's drought roundup.

Wildfires: 8 things you can do today to prepare for the season

CAL FIRE has already responded to nearly 900 wildfires so far this year. Normally, that number would be below 340. Here's how to get ready.

Open streets organizers seek CicLAvia's know-how

Representatives from Cape Town to Columbus gather in LA during CicLAvia weekend to share best practices.

California Drought News: Cheap greens, expensive beef and priceless lessons

While vegetable prices remain low, beef prices are climbing, partially due to the drought. Meanwhile, the New York Times stresses drought lessons for kids.

California sea stars dying in droves from mysterious disease

The wasting disease targets several species of sea stars and has moved into local waters. In extreme cases, afflicted organisms disintegrate within days.

California Drought News: Rain, lightning, snowpack measurement

Though rain has been in the forecast, the drought is still present. Some homeowners are being asked to replace their lawns with more drought-tolerant landscape, while Tuesday is snowpack measurement day.

California drought: Key April snowpack survey due Tuesday

Don't expect good news for the state's drought from the state's most comprehensive measurement of the year, when snow accumulation is usually at its highest.

Current solar owners can cash in for 20 years

Net metering allows solar owners to get paid for the extra, unused electricity they put back into the system. Now they know they'll get paid for 20 years.

California Drought News: How pot is making California sink and other leaps in logic

There's gold in them thar hills! And pot. And it all ties in together in a messy, dusty bow(l). In today's roundup, we bring you the good, the bad and the "what?"

California Drought News: Little bits of rain that we can steal

The rain is coming back, but locally it will be light at best. Will Californians head out to see Aronofsky's "Noah" just to remember rainier times?

City park receiving $75 million wetland restoration

Lake Machado is best known for being home to "Reggie" an abandoned pet alligator. It's also home to all sorts of other non-native species.

2 SoCal fisheries haul in mostly unintended species

About 20 percent of all fish caught in U.S. waters are unintended targets. "Bycatch" animals are often killed or injured as a result.