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
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.
Among the plan's goals: a bike sharing program by 2017, freedom from coal power by 2025 and 275,000 new housing units by 2035. Officials say it's "achievable."
The county has made improvements on recycling efforts but got poor marks on conserving local plant and animal communities, according to a first-of-its-kind UCLA report.
End Lent with an Easter egg hunt, a chocolate binge and a front seat to the biggest fish mating spectacle in Southern California.
The Navy has stated that its use of sonar would cause negligible harm to populations of marine mammals. A U.S. District Court says there's no proof of that.
The previous record-low years were in 1977 and 2014. Both years hit 25 percent of average. On March 30, 2015, automated readings showed snow at 6 percent of average.
Preliminary study results say a backlog of approvals has built up at the LADWP. Agency officials say they're already addressing some of the issues.
The price tag sits at $1.35 billion, and at the moment, it looks like Los Angeles could pay most of the bill to restore nature in 11 miles of the L.A. River.