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 song "Trapped Under Ice Floes" by Plus/Minus speaks to Shell's dampened hopes for the 2012 summer drilling season in the Arctic circle.
Halogenated flame retardants are pretty much everywhere in the industrialized world — and a growing body of research has pointed to many impacts.
The Golden State could be the first in the country to require food manufacturers to label all raw and processed food with information about its genetics.
Heal the Bay organizes most of the massive volunteer effort in LA County. Last year Californians picked up almost 700,000 pounds of trash.
If you've never been at Tour de Fat, it's a kind of insanely fun event, whether you know your way around truing a wheel or not.
When Santa Ana winds swept through Malibu Canyon in October of 2007, they knocked over three utility poles sparked a fire over 4,000 square acres.
DWP's general manager, Ron Nichols, acknowledged that ratepayer advocate Fred Pickel’s job policing water rates is going to take several more months than planned.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has approved an energy rate hike of about 5 percent for most residential customers. The LA City Council will now weigh in on the plan, which would raise rates on commercial customers around 11 percent.
Federal regulators investigating last month’s fire at the Chevron refinery in Northern California say they’re still figuring out why it happened.
Olive's pup adds to the state's population of otters, which counts under 3,000. Hundreds of otters die each year from natural and human-influenced causes.
The EPA fines three metal finishers for mishandling toxic pollution.
DWP wants to raise electricity and water rates. The city’s ratepayer advocate backs the increases, although he said the utility needs to watch its labor costs.
Fifteen people are running for four open city council seats in Santa Monica. They’ve been invited to a forum sponsored by a group that wants to close the airport.
How did the major Presidential candidates tackle the chance to talk climate change at their respective political conventions? (HINT: tackle's too strong of a word.)
Residents of Carson's Carousel neighborhood are frustrated with the speed of cleanup over the old oil tank site. Now regulators are calling in experts.