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

New app gives instant info about air quality

The UCLA researchers behind the project are interested to learn how people learn about their air quality and the decisions they make based on it.

Scientists collar third coyote in urban study, lose first

The third coyote to join the study is young, female and loves walks by the river. The first coyote's collar's battery died, so we won't know much more about her.

Strong El Niño likely means wet winter for Southern California, NOAA says

Government forecasters now say a strong El Niño will likely bring wetter-than-average conditions to Southern California and may even help to improve, though not end, the drought.

Port responds to criticisms of its pollution controls

Critics say the Port of Los Angeles should’ve kept on top of mandated pollution controls for one of its biggest customers and worry those controls could be scaled back.

Feinstein pushes for 3 national monuments in the California desert

The call for Obama to designate hundreds of thousands of acres of land is Feinstein's second choice. Her bill would protect more, but has to pass Congress.

'Ridiculously Resilient Ridge' retires, making room for rain

It's not known what caused the high pressure system to stick around for so long. It is known that the system is largely to blame for the drought. But it's gone now.

What's changed since the San Gabriel monument was created

Improvements are underway in the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. Many of them are hard to see, however.

EPA sets more stringent smog rules, disappoints environmentalists

Before today, permissible ozone levels were at 75 parts per billion. Many had hoped for levels as low as 60. It's now at 70, and Southern California will have trouble hitting it.

$55 million pledged in deal to clean up Del Amo Superfund site

The settlement, if approved, would go towards cleanup of deep soil contamination by chemicals used to synthesize rubber from the 1940s to the 1970s.

Tallest building in the West now home to tallest insect study

Just looking at the lights on the roof of the US Bank Tower, you can see the remnants of moths. Scientists hope their study will help explain why they're up there.

Long Beach beaches still closed due to sewage spill

Officials are testing water from the beaches every day, but levels still haven't been deemed acceptable to open them back up.

Irvine is managing problem coyotes with paintball guns

Sometimes, proper hazing of a problem coyote consists of yelling at them. At other times, it consists of plugging them at a distance with a splotch of yellow paint.

Future of Water: Which species could we lose by 2040?

As California cities and farms squabble over water, conservationists are having to make tough choices about where to direct what water they have, in some cases weighing the fate of entire species.

Call for solar tax credits unites state legislators

Political backing of solar power is strong in California. That may be because many find it hard to argue against jobs, clean power and the need to meet mandates for more renewable energy.

What to expect from the 2015 State of the Bay report

The report, which is compiled every five years, was originally supposed to be released by now. Officials say the delay is because this report is more scientifically rigorous than past ones.