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
Eleven cougars are known to have been killed by vehicles near the Santa Monica Mountains since 2002.
The Department of Public Works denied the application because the event was deemed "not consistent with the seriousness of the statewide drought."
Statewide, residents reduced water usage slightly in June and more in July. It's an improvement over May, when water usage increased from the prior year.
Certain parts of Los Angeles County saw brief periods of intense rainfall on Monday morning. Less rain over a longer period of time would be more helpful.
Forecasts for an El Niño developing say there's a 60-65 percent change — but even if it does happen, it still won't guarantee rain this winter.
Changes to the proposal have been made to minimize possible traffic congestion and water waste. Those changes include the date, location and water disposal plans.
LASD homicide detectives say calls have been coming in with possible clues on the five-year anniversary of the death of two firefighters.
The designation would increase protections for the area, bring additional funding and improve services such as signage and garbage removal.
The 3-1 vote puts in place standards to guide development in 81 square miles of mountain range that protects wildlife habitat and recreational access.
Five years ago, the Station Fire burned more than 160,000 acres. It's the largest fire ever recorded in Los Angeles County. How has drought affected the recovery?
Until this year, the Coachella Valley Water District and the Desert Water Agency listed customer names and groundwater usage. Now they've stopped.
Close-quarter living is taking its toll on mountain lions. Normally, 75 percent would leave the Santa Monica mountains, but freeways are keeping them in.
The Slip 'n Slide on steroids would extend for blocks, making for a fun, wet, downtown commute. But many say it's an irresponsible waste of water.
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.
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.