Molly Peterson Environment Correspondent
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Molly Peterson is an award-winning environment correspondent 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, Molly 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.
Molly 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.
Molly was lucky enough to grow up climbing northern California trees and fishing eastern Sierra waters.
Stories by Molly Peterson
Along California's coast today, the highest tides of the winter season will batter the shore for the third day in a row.
An Inyo County court has dealt a setback to a coeducation effort at an unusual eastern Sierra college that for a century has only admitted men.
Scientists say climate policy, until now marked by delay, needs urgent action
At issue is responsibility for polluted water that flow into the Los Angeles and San Gabriel rivers, and eventually the Pacific Ocean, after heavy rainfalls.
As Washington worked to avoid the fiscal cliff, wind producers in California were among the industries concerned about what a budget resolution might bring.
The rally comes days after a somber memorial for Victor McClinton, a youth sports coach killed at his home on Christmas Day. No arrests have been made in the case.
[View the story "Rainforest Action Network chief Rebecca Tarbotton drowns in Mexico" on Storify]Rainforest Action Network chief Rebecca Tarbotton drowns in Mexico Storified by 89.3 KPCC· Sat, Dec 29 2012 11:44:27She shaped the group's strategy into higher-profile, direct-action, no-violence protests that brought the group more credibility and brought the movement more mainstream notice.
Birdwatchers remain angry after the US Army Corps of Engineers cleared about 50 acres of land. Work is halted until both sides can meet.
From race to politics, Hollywood often explores tense topics in the news. Now, some movies and TV shows are taking on another headline grabbing issue: fracking.
KPCC reporter Molly Peterson fills us in on the biggest environmental issues ahead in 2013.
The decision in Kern County Superior Court keeps DWP on the hook for another $1 million – chump change compared to what the DWP says it's spending on dust controls.
Otters are good for kelp forests. And kelp forests are home to hundreds of species valuable to a biologically diverse coastal ecosystem.
Since we’re under a beach advisory until at least Thursday, it's worth explaining a little more about ongoing objections to regional regulators' stormwater rules.
I hope the fact that this is the first debate doesn't mean it's the last time people running for mayor talk about LA's green issues, because I'd like to hear more.
LA County wants to shift its strategy for controlling stormwater pollution, and it wants homeowners to foot the bill. A vote-by-mail election could be set for March.