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: Forecasting a sushi drought

As snowpack counts end, we'll fret over sushi rice, and next year's salmon. That sentence is a haiku, as well as being today's drought news.

Etiwanda Fire grows to 1K acres near Rancho Cucamonga, evacs lifted

Officials at the San Bernardino National Forest say mandatory evacuations have been lifted for residents near the burn area. The fire continues to spread.

California Drought News: Toothless restrictions; reverse cow commutes

Today we look at water conservation orders lacking teeth and California cattlemen having to take their cows east. We'd also love your suggestions for new drought synonyms.

Donald Sterling: NBA hires audio forensics expert to review recording (UPDATED)

As the NBA tries to authenticate Clippers owner Donald Sterling's voice on a recording of racist remarks, it has hired New Jersey-based audio consultant Tom Owen.

What's Griffith Park telling us about drought in LA?

Looking at the city's iconic playground these days may make it seem as though there's no drought. A closer inspection, however, shows another story.

California Drought News: North vs. South

The drought — or wizentimer as we're calling it this week — is still having effects up and down the state. In one case, some want water to go down to up.

California Drought News: Melting snow, farming woes, dynamic duo

Today's news focuses largely on farming under the grip of the drought, along with senators Boxer and Feinstein playing good cop/bad cop on drought relief.

DA rolls out program to probe workplace deaths, environmental crimes

A new investigative unit has already responded four incidents involving possible violations of workplace and environmental safety rules

California Drought News: Lady Gaga and one enormous flush

Thursday's roundup reassures thrill seekers and tattles on some water wasters.

Griffith Park mountain lion has mange, traces of rat poison

Last year, he was looking healthy in iconic photos taken of him in Griffith Park. Now, he's suffering from skin disease and toxins in his blood.

California Drought News: Napolitano and other things that fly

New UC president Janet Napolitano takes an aerial tour of areas hit hard, bats have a tougher time making their journey and more drought news.

LA leads cities in solar energy production

In two years, the city has tripled its solar capacity. But it's still only a fraction of the city's power needs.

California Drought News: Lobbying for water, wishing for wine

Chronicling the dastardly exploits of the fiendish drought, today's roundup looks at how it's impacting politics, fish and fruit.

Exide denied more time to reduce arsenic pollution

In January, AQMD adopted a regulation that would require Exide to achieve negative pressure at its facilities by April 10, with the intention of limiting emissions of arsenic and other toxins.

California Drought News: Sled dogs, falcons and bats, oh my

Yard restrictions are being eased, more birds are disintegrating against fighter jets and more dead bats are being found in Sacramento. More in today's drought roundup.