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

2 SoCal fisheries haul in mostly unintended species

About 20 percent of all fish caught in U.S. waters are unintended targets. "Bycatch" animals are often killed or injured as a result.

California Drought News: Drying up school attendance

Thursday's drought fortune cookie says, "Dry times bring rare unity." But since that's not very predictive, we crack open another which reads, "You will someday water your ficus with water from your whites."

State to remove some rodenticides from store shelves

"Second generation anticoagulant" rodenticides are effective killers of rats and mice. Unfortunately, they also impact raptors, coyotes, bobcats and mountain lions.

Malibu High School soil will be tested for contaminants

Testing will look for pesticides, PCBs, metals and volatile organic compounds. Teachers and parents have pushed for the tests for months.

California Drought News: Cheaper desalination and other bids for water independence

Tuesday's drought roundup says, "Not unless it's made of bees." Confused? Read on.

Is California safer 3 years after San Bruno explosion?

The recent gas explosion tragedy in New York bears striking similarities to the San Bruno accident in 2010. Three years after, what has changed?

California Drought News: Groundwater, saltwater, and a golden lining?

Today's drought roundup looks at some of the secondary problems caused by our ongoing weather woes.

East LA families worry about lead from Exide plant; how to get tested

Elevated lead in soil at a local preschool and homes worries local communities. State officials don't require lead testing at child care sites. Find out how to get tested here.

California Drought News: Picking up hitchhiking salmon

Tuesday's drought news points to bad times for salmon, but on the upside, we're less likely to be conquered by Mongols.

'Killer bees' likely involved in recent SoCal swarm attacks

Yes, it's likely they were Africanized honeybees, but that's not a reason to panic. After all, most wild honeybees in the area are Africanized.

California Drought News: Israeli expertise, rain dancing, and a guacamole-secure future

Prime Minister Netanyahu was in the state yesterday. Governor Brown said he'd welcome Israel's assistance with water-saving techniques.

California Drought News: Life after the rain

It rained and, yes, we're still talking about it. It's been so rare lately that we may have forgotten what life is like after a downpour. Here's what happens next.

LADWP apologizes for billing problems, launches web page to track fixes

The new page provides information on call volume and wait times. It also shows how much money the utility has left uncollected because of system problems.

Calif. drought: Long Beach water restrictions start next week

Residents will only be able to water lawns three days a week for 10 minutes. Restaurants will only serve water to patrons who ask for it.

Study: West Nile virus cases likely to increase in Calif.

California had the second-highest number of cases of West Nile virus in humans in 2012. By 2080, the probability of infection will increase by 72 percent.