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

Threatened frogs return to the Santa Monica Mountains

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.

Island of trash discovered in Pacific 1,000 miles off California coast

The "island" is 80 feet long and 30 feet wide and was solid enough in parts for researchers to stand on.

Everything you didn't know about bats in Los Angeles

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.

EPA hears testimony in Wilmington on proposed refinery rules

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.

Mountain lion shot and killed in Rancho Cucamonga

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.

Orders clear the air in Exide pollution fight

The lead-battery recycling plant will have to stay closed until it installs more air pollution controls and takes steps to limit lead dust.

NOAA: El Niño conditions weakening in Pacific

It's bad news for those hoping a strong El Niño event would bring an increased likelihood of a wet winter.

California Drought News: My burger, my burrito, my poor wallet

Tuesday's drought news makes you question whether waiting so long in the drive-thru line will continue to be worth it.

Drought triggers extra safety measures for fireworks display

Local cities have differing levels of restrictions regarding fireworks, with some completely banning possession and others allowing non-explosive varieties.

Forest Service to close dicey stretch of Eaton Canyon Trail

Since 2011, five people have died and dozens more have been injured on the trail between the lower and upper Eaton Canyon Falls.

California Drought News: Food needs higher than anticipated

Today's news looks at incoming insects, drowning fish and withering food assistance. At least there's wine.

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.