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

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.

New law turns up heat on troubled Exide plant in Vernon

The law sets a deadline of December 31, 2015, for the Department of Toxic Substances Control to decide whether to issue a final permit to Exide Technologies.

Seal Beach takes steps to destroy problem coyotes

Animal control experts say there've been 26 attacks on pets by coyotes already this year. Last year, there were 13.

San Onofre decommission will cost $4.4 billion

The proposal also includes plans for managing the spent nuclear fuel onsite.

You could win $25 million by fixing dogs and cats

Millions of strays wind up in shelters where they are euthanized. One man is offering $25 million to develop a nonsurgical means of sterilizing both cats and dogs.

Community will rally for a wildlife crossing to save Santa Monica Mountain lions

Eleven cougars are known to have been killed by vehicles near the Santa Monica Mountains since 2002.

No giant water slide for Downtown LA

The Department of Public Works denied the application because the event was deemed "not consistent with the seriousness of the statewide drought."

Report: Californians reduce water usage by 7.5 percent

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.

Why Monday's rain showers mean little for the drought

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.

Prospects for rainy El Niño even worse after tame August

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.

Giant downtown Los Angeles Slip’N Slide proposal gets tweaked

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.

New clues surface in '09 Station Fire arson deaths

LASD homicide detectives say calls have been coming in with possible clues on the five-year anniversary of the death of two firefighters.