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

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.

California Drought News: Snake bites, fireworks and water jerks

Southern California seems to be seeing a higher rate of rattlesnake bites this year. Is it because of the drought? Plus, today's dryku.

California Drought News: Drought makes it rain for water holders

Tuesday's drought news roundup asks what you'd do if you had a time-traveling DeLorean. Securing dibs on water rights might not be a bad bet.

May was Earth's warmest on record

California's May was also hotter than normal. It's a sign of what the rest of summer will be like.

Study may explain how pollution causes heart disease

Scientists and clean air advocates knew that fine particles in the air, known as PM2.5, are correlated with deaths from cardiovascular disease. Now, they may know how.

California Drought News: The Red Badge of Extinction

Today's drought news has political battles, doomsday scenarios and reasons why animals should not be wearing red in this drought. Plus, our first celebrity dryku!

Opposing meetings showcase divergent views on Santa Susana

One group wants a former rocket and nuclear test site returned to its former state; another prefers a scaled back cleanup that would allow the area to be used as open space.