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

LA rainfall in past 2 years is lowest in recorded history

Record keeping began in 1877, and the previous driest back-to-back seasons occurred between 1897 and 1899.

California Drought News: Oregon's big move on our Salad Bowl

Today's roundup bemoans a woeful cherry season, celebrates the well-drilling men and keeps an eye on those Oregonians.

New poison ban that aims to protect wildlife may hurt pets

Starting Tuesday, the ban removes some of the most powerful rat poisons from store shelves, but it also leaves a lot of other poisons in place.

Animal groups petition to restrict hybrid half-exotic cats as housepets

Animal welfare groups have petitioned the state to restrict the breeding and possession of hybrid cats, which result from crossbreeding of house cats and wild cats.

California Drought News: Snake bites, fireworks and water jerks

Southern California seems to be seeing a higher rate of rattlesnake bites this year. Is it because of the drought? Plus, today's dryku.

California Drought News: Drought makes it rain for water holders

Tuesday's drought news roundup asks what you'd do if you had a time-traveling DeLorean. Securing dibs on water rights might not be a bad bet.

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.