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

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.

Are brown pelicans forecasting an El Niño?

California brown pelicans have largely abandoned nesting attempts for the year. Scientists say an incoming El Niño may be to blame.

EPA tells Exide its lead emissions violated federal law

A troubled lead battery recycling facility in Vernon violated the Clean Air Act's emissions standards on more than 30 occasions, according to a notice of violation released Thursday by U.

California Drought News: Weak credit, weaker food and stronger fires

Today's drought news begins with a "dryku."

Massive fish die-off in Marina Del Rey no cause for concern

A glittering sea of fish bodies made for gruesome images over the weekend, but scientists say the cause of the death was natural and not uncommon.

California Drought News: Fuel for fire and other songs of the drought

Taking a break from making up drought synonyms. Instead, I offer you a little soundtrack to listen to while reading today's drought news.

California Drought News: Fires burn San Diego; Feinstein burns enviros

Friday's drought news looks at an already devastating fire season and other effects that sound almost like Biblical plagues.

10,000 gallons of oil spill on Los Angeles streets

Crews have vacuumed up most of about 10,000 gallons of crude oil that sprayed into Los Angeles streets after a high-pressure pipe burst.

California Drought News: Other states caught in drought too

Wednesday's drought news roundup has us looking outside our state and realizing that we're not the only ones hurting. Time to go "Lost" and talk about the Others.

How to stay cool in the heat wave

Looking to beat the heat? Most people think of three methods: cooling centers, swimming pools and cranking the AC. Here's a status update on all three.

The fight over the Santa Monica Mountain wine industry

No one knows exactly how many vineyards exist in the mountains. Some estimate there are about 50. About half would close under a new coastal land use plan.

California Drought News: A Song of Ice and Fire

Welcome to all of our new readers who came here expecting "Game of Thrones" spoilers. Sorry. This song of ice and fire is related to today's drought news.

Devastating sea star disease now seen in Oregon

The disease has spread along the West Coast as far north as Alaska. Oregon had been spared much of the disease until now.

California sea lion strandings likely due to lack of food

California sea lion pups are being stranded on beaches at high levels, and researchers believe a lack of food sources is contributing to the behavior.