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
A lifelong love of the ocean resonates with a Huntington Beach Catholic priest's faith. Father Christian Mondor loves to surf.
Across all traditions, American Jews debate what matters about the environment. Every rabbi I've heard on the subject loves a good story to illustrate a point.
Atheists say non-believers have a strong incentive to preserve the environment -- 'this is the only home we have.'
Rabbi Noah Farkas talks about Judaism and the environment for our series, "God is in the garden," exploring the relationship between faith and environmentalism.
Climate scientists predict California will face rising sea levels, higher temperatures, longer fire seasons, and worse droughts.
The Air Quality Management District votes unanimously to require oil and gas firms to disclose when they will engage in fracking, and which chemicals they will use.
Home Depot stores will pay $8 million as part of a continuing crackdown on air pollution from volatile organic compounds in paint and coatings.
It's human nature to take risks, to seek, and perhaps to go into Southern California canyons and get lost. Should we just accept that?
Oil refiners are sending greater amounts of an especially dirty crude oil product called “tar sands” to their Southern California refineries.
The proposed rule would require oil and gas companies to notify air officials of chemicals used and when fracking begins. It would be the first in California.
A provision in state law forced environmental challenges to certain development projects to skip the lower courts. A judge says that's unconstitutional.
Five hikers have died in the rural canyon in the past two years. Official warnings haven't kept people from taking a dangerous path to a second waterfall.
After years of litigation, the Goodrich Corporation will investigate and clean up toxic chemicals in soil and water at a site it used to operate in Rialto.
A National Park Service plan to better protect the Merced River calls for closing some commercial ventures in Yosemite National Park.
The $235 million plan would eliminate some concessions – including horseback riding – as part of an effort to protect the Merced River.