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
Five years ago, the Station Fire burned more than 160,000 acres. It's the largest fire ever recorded in Los Angeles County. How has drought affected the recovery?
Until this year, the Coachella Valley Water District and the Desert Water Agency listed customer names and groundwater usage. Now they've stopped.
Close-quarter living is taking its toll on mountain lions. Normally, 75 percent would leave the Santa Monica mountains, but freeways are keeping them in.
The Slip 'n Slide on steroids would extend for blocks, making for a fun, wet, downtown commute. But many say it's an irresponsible waste of water.
Some of those costs will never be recoup because the statute of limitations has run out on scores of cleanup projects, the state auditor finds.
It's still more likely than not that El Niño will develop. However, the likelihood that it will bring substantial rain to parched California is falling.
The amount of rain that fell on Mount Baldy on Sunday broke records. It also triggered deadly mudslides that killed one person and damaged more than a dozen homes.
The current three-year drought is the worst that California has seen in decades. Most of the state is under conditions only seen once in 50 to 100 years.
Estimates of how much water was lost in Tuesday's water main break had been revised from 8-10 million gallons to almost 20 million gallons Wednesday.
The Ashy Storm-Petrel is listed as a bird species of special concern. Anecdotal evidence placed them on Catalina Island. Now, it's official.
The species has been absent from the mountains for nearly five decades. Researchers transplanted eggs from a population in Simi Hills and grew them into tadpoles.
The "island" is 80 feet long and 30 feet wide and was solid enough in parts for researchers to stand on.
You may not know that L.A. is home to several species of bats, including the Western mastiff bat, the largest in North America. Technology is helping to identify them.
As written, the rules would remove nearly 60,000 tons of air pollution and 700,00 metric tons of carbon dioxide from refineries each year across the country.
Officers responded to a call that two mountain lions were roaming the area on Saturday morning. Less than an hour later, they killed one in a nearby backyard.