Molly Peterson Environment Reporter
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Molly Peterson is an environment reporter who has won numerous awards for her work at Southern California Public Radio.
Molly has reported, edited, directed programs, and produced stories for NPR and NPR shows including "Day to Day" and KQED's "California Report." She was a contributing producer for Nick Spitzer's weekly music program, "American Routes," and reported for "Living on Earth" in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricanes Katrina & Rita. Prior to joining KPCC, she produced a nationally-distributed radio documentary about New Orleans called "Finding Solid Ground."
A former LA Press Club radio journalist of the year, Peterson reported on the faulty pumps installed at New Orleans canals after Hurricane Katrina. That project was a finalist for an Investigative Reporters and Editors award.
Peterson worked for NPR American legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg during the Clinton Impeachment.
She studied international politics at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, and graduated from UC Hastings College of the Law. She is an inactive member of the State Bar of California.
Peterson was lucky enough to grow up climbing northern California trees and fishing eastern Sierra waters.
Stories by Molly Peterson
The Long Beach City Council has authorized the city attorney to sue the city of Los Angeles over the Southern California International Gateway.
Governor Jerry Brown plans to balance the budget with $500 million from a program to fight climate change - a move that has stirred up clean air advocates.
The LA City Council voted 11 to 2 in favor of the $500 million project, known as the Southern California International Gateway. An environmental group vows to sue.
Port businesses and labor unions will square off against community groups as the LA city council considers a $500 million railyard planned near Wilmington.
Governor Jerry Brown will work toward reforming Proposition 65, a law passed a quarter-century ago that aims to protect Californians from harmful chemicals.
After years of lawsuits and angry protests, Malibu Lagoon State Beach is scheduled to reopen on Friday. Officials say they've restored the lagoon's health.
Local air regulators want to ban beach fire rings, saying they're unhealthy. But Orange County and some of its cities are fighting the proposal.
Tickets to the surprise Rolling Stones show at the Echoplex have sold out, according to AEG and the band's Twitter account.
Students from two L.A. Unified School District high schools cleaned up at the U.S. Academic Decathlon. But there could only be one overall champion.
Exide Technologies recycles 22 million car batteries a year, but its own reports reveal its processing contaminates soil around the plant.
Scott Claassen took a year off from cars and all other types of vehicles and mechanical devices. He called it a Carbon Sabbath.
Sheik Mustafa Umar says Islam teaches Muslims to be stewards of the earth, its creatures, and its resources. Worship god and protect what belongs to god, he says.
More from Huntington Beach friar Christian Mondor, on his affinity for French Jesuit philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's views on faith and evolution.
As we approach Earth Day, KPCC's Molly Peterson asked people from different faith traditions to talk about how their belief system shapes their perspective on the natural world.
A lifelong love of the ocean resonates with a Huntington Beach Catholic priest's faith. Father Christian Mondor loves to surf.