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
The first phase of cleanup is the complete removal of structures from the property. That can't begin until all contamination on the site has been studied.
Four cameras were installed along a patch of the L.A. River near Atwater Village. Two remain after three weeks. The pictures they got are helping researchers understand local biodiversity.
The mountain lion was a 100-pound adult male. Outwardly, it appeared healthy. Its body is being necropsied to explain what may have caused its death.
Contrasting photos from March 6, 2014, and March 6, 2015, show what even below average rain can do to L.A.'s iconic park.
It seemed to disappear, but government meteorologists say it merely moved around a bit. That's why this winter feels so similar to last winter.
It's a weak El Niño, and it comes as our rainy season is nearing an end. Will it stick around and make it rain next winter?
You probably won't mistake the Steller sea lion. It's enormous — up to three times the size of the common California sea lion.
Operators say they've done a $1 million upgrade to control fumes residents have said were making them sick. Air regulators to discuss the upgrades at public meeting Wednesday.
In 2011, the Federal Reserve looked for ways to recycle worn out currency. In L.A., that's meant burning. Now, that money produces enough electricity to power 100 homes.
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.
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.
The 16 percent increase outpaced the state’s overall job growth rate for the same time period by more than 10 times.
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.
Instances of avian trichomonosis seem to increase during drought years. Deaths this winter could be the worst on record.
Environmental groups say that especially harmful pollution needs to be addressed no matter how difficult the drought makes it.