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

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.

LA Rain: Storms fuel mudslide anxiety, residents and officials get ready

Beneath the Colby Fire burn area, Glendora homeowners are putting down sandbags, while in Hollywood, plastic is going down on the Oscars red carpet. Are you ready?

Board will consider wildlife crossing over 101 Freeway

Previous attempts to secure funds for a wildlife crossing across the freeway have failed as the gene pool of lions in the Santa Monica Mountains continues to thin.

Central valley farmers will likely get none of their contracted water

Many farmers already complain that the government is diverting water away from agriculture. Friday's announcement is likely to exacerbate that.

Damaging exotic mussels in area lake are impossible to eradicate

The quagga mussel has been the bane of the Great Lakes. They've been known to grow at rates of 100,000 individuals in a square meter and can clog intake pipes.

Glendale residents will get high tech reminders to conserve

Digital photo frames alternate uploaded photos with energy usage data and messages to conserve. Thermostats can be controlled remotely through a mobile app.

Supes to decide on future development rules for Santa Monica Mountains

The program sets in place a comprehensive set of standards for conservation and development in more than 50,000 acres of land between the 101 Freeway and the ocean.

'Dumb Starbucks' coffee shop opens in Los Feliz

A store labeled as "Dumb Starbucks," using the Starbucks corporate logo and bearing an almost identical look to an actual Starbucks, opened up in Los Feliz on Friday. A Starbucks spokeswoman said the corporation is "looking into it."