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

California Drought News: Cheap greens, expensive beef and priceless lessons

While vegetable prices remain low, beef prices are climbing, partially due to the drought. Meanwhile, the New York Times stresses drought lessons for kids.

California sea stars dying in droves from mysterious disease

The wasting disease targets several species of sea stars and has moved into local waters. In extreme cases, afflicted organisms disintegrate within days.

California Drought News: Rain, lightning, snowpack measurement

Though rain has been in the forecast, the drought is still present. Some homeowners are being asked to replace their lawns with more drought-tolerant landscape, while Tuesday is snowpack measurement day.

California drought: Key April snowpack survey due Tuesday

Don't expect good news for the state's drought from the state's most comprehensive measurement of the year, when snow accumulation is usually at its highest.

Current solar owners can cash in for 20 years

Net metering allows solar owners to get paid for the extra, unused electricity they put back into the system. Now they know they'll get paid for 20 years.

California Drought News: How pot is making California sink and other leaps in logic

There's gold in them thar hills! And pot. And it all ties in together in a messy, dusty bow(l). In today's roundup, we bring you the good, the bad and the "what?"

California Drought News: Little bits of rain that we can steal

The rain is coming back, but locally it will be light at best. Will Californians head out to see Aronofsky's "Noah" just to remember rainier times?

City park receiving $75 million wetland restoration

Lake Machado is best known for being home to "Reggie" an abandoned pet alligator. It's also home to all sorts of other non-native species.

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.