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
Researchers don't know why the neurotoxin-producing algae isn't showing up here, when the largest-ever recorded bloom is happening around Monterey Bay. It's a chance to learn.
The juvenile red-legged frogs still have about a year to go before they begin reproducing. Only a small percentage of the frogs remain, but scientists are hopeful.
It developed much later than scientists originally anticipated, and it's been weaker than hoped for, but now it's showing signs of strength. Could it start to roll back the drought?
Oil stockpiles have been piling up since a pipeline spilled about 100,000 gallons in Santa Barbara County. ExxonMobil wants to use trucks until the line is restored.
The Soda Mountain Solar Project would provide enough power for nearly 80,000 homes. Opponents say it should go elsewhere.
Preliminary findings from federal investigators show the pipe had been worn down to a thickness of about 1/16 of an inch.
The newly granted permit contains a completely rewritten set of operating conditions. It reflects changes made at the site and requirements to keep it odor free.
The oil pipeline leak that was detected on Tuesday reflects a troubling trend in the nation's infrastructure.
The groups find fault with a soot-reduction plan proposed by the South Coast Air Quality Management District. But they can't fight it yet, because the EPA hasn't accepted it.
Storms brought a little much-needed water to a parched California, and they could lead to more conservation, if homeowners hold off on irrigating their lawns.
You've made the decision to replace your water-sucking grass lawn. But what to replace it with? Not all options are equal. Let us take you through your options.
The agency issued 27 financial penalties in the first four months of the year. It only gave out seven in all of 2014. Still, most enforcement against water waste is handled through warnings.
Google Trekker is the backpack version of Street View. It's been used to map out-of-the-way trails. Now it's being used to keep track of dying Bishop pines.
A mountain lion was found trapped in the crawl space of a Los Feliz home, according to NBCLA. Home security technicians found the big cat, famous mountain lion P-22.
Sardines are a valued food source for humans and marine animals. It's unclear whether the current low numbers are part of a natural cycle, but all agree fishing shouldn't happen for awhile.