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

May was Earth's warmest on record

California's May was also hotter than normal. It's a sign of what the rest of summer will be like.

Study may explain how pollution causes heart disease

Scientists and clean air advocates knew that fine particles in the air, known as PM2.5, are correlated with deaths from cardiovascular disease. Now, they may know how.

California Drought News: The Red Badge of Extinction

Today's drought news has political battles, doomsday scenarios and reasons why animals should not be wearing red in this drought. Plus, our first celebrity dryku!

Opposing meetings showcase divergent views on Santa Susana

One group wants a former rocket and nuclear test site returned to its former state; another prefers a scaled back cleanup that would allow the area to be used as open space.

California Drought News: Fireworks, fog and forsaken campgrounds

Keep sending in those drykus to @kpccdryku. In the meantime, Tuesday's drought news is all about ruining your holiday plans:

California Drought News: Brown lawns and bees, the bane of bathers

On the news front, we look at drought costs, both expected and unexpected.

Groups petition to remove gnatcatcher from endangered species

A foundation representing property rights groups said that research shows the bird to be genetically identical to populations of gnatcatchers found in Mexico.

California Drought News: Drought + haiku = dryku, submit your best

Everyone wants an answer to the water shortages, be it a bond measure or increased conservation. We just want your drykus.

California Drought News: F-words inspired by the drought

Farmers, fauna, and flooding — this drought is bringing a lot of F-words to mind.

Once-extinct gray wolves now protected by California

Gray wolves were hunted to extinction almost 90 years ago. A new litter of pups just over the border in Oregon may one day make California its home.

Video shows health improving for mountain lion P-22 (Update)

The famous L.A. mountain lion was diagnosed with mange when scientists captured him in March. The treatment they provided during that capture seems to have helped.

California Drought News: Start your day off wrong with coffee and Bono

Today's drought news tells us we're starting our day off wrong. First though, a little song to match today's reading.

California Drought News: Water fights, rights and lobbying might

Growers are urging Congress to work fast to pass a water bill. Plus, our latest dryku.

Endangered steelhead trout spotted in Malibu Lagoon

The endangered trout hasn't been seen in the lagoon for decades. It's sighting could be proof that recent restoration efforts there are paying off.

County kicks in $5.2 million to buy James Cameron's land

The land is 703 acres of mostly untouched Santa Monica Mountain property. It's the largest privately-owned parcel of the mountains in Los Angeles County.