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

Starving sea lion pups overwhelming rescue efforts

The number of sea lions stranded on California beaches in January was five times the average. Rescue workers say they won't be able to save all of the animals.

Bottom trawling not as bad for California sea life

The oftentimes controversial fishing method for cod and sole isn't as harmful for California's ocean life, because the sea floor here is soft and lacks rocky coral.

California solar industry added 7,500 jobs in a year

The 16 percent increase outpaced the state’s overall job growth rate for the same time period by more than 10 times.

New mobile air pollution monitor being tested in Los Angeles

The vehicle allows regulators to drive around and map where pollution is occurring. It analyzes air quality in real time, much faster than current methods allow.

Calif.'s only native pigeons dying by the thousands from disease

Instances of avian trichomonosis seem to increase during drought years. Deaths this winter could be the worst on record.

Drought is making it hard to meet air pollution reduction demands

Environmental groups say that especially harmful pollution needs to be addressed no matter how difficult the drought makes it.

Looking for a park with cabins, fishing and diversity? There's an app for that.

A new website launched on Wednesday by the Parks Forward Commission gives visitors a chance to see the parks near them as well as the attractions they offer.

Early earthquake warning system gets $5 million in Obama budget

The request for funding marks the first time a President has asked for money to go towards an early warning system. Supporters of the system say it shows how important one is.

Liberty Canyon puma crossing gets $1 million from state

The money will go to conduct an environmental assessment and develop initial designs for a possible bridge or tunnel spanning the 101 Freeway.

Water cutbacks on horizon if snow stays stingy

Snowpack levels hover at a quarter of what's normal for this time of year. California typically relies on healthy snowfall for almost a third of its water.

More malnourished sea lion pups wash ashore this year

In 2013, an unusually high number of sea lions stranded on California beaches. This year is on track to be worse.

Rules look to cut sulfur emissions by 40 tons each day

Ship exhaust is the highest contributor to sulfur emissions in the region, outpacing industry and trucks.

Rivers of water in the air provide much of California's rain

Atmospheric rivers have only been intensively studied within the past 10-15 years. CalWater 2015 will double the number of readings taken of the phenomena.

Methane above Los Angeles higher than expected

When you hear methane, you might think of rural pastureland and cows. In the city, think pipeline leaks, landfills and vehicles.

Crayfish crisis: $800K grant will aid effort to eradicate invasive species from Malibu

The Mountains Restoration Trust, which manages the ambitious project, received an $800,000 grant from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in July to aid in the effort.