Molly Peterson Environment Correspondent
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
Warming Pacific waters make the chances of the climate pattern a near certainty, but it's still unclear what effect El Niño will have on California's epic drought.
In its latest response to the drought, the California Energy Commission has voted to set the toughest efficiency standards in the country for shower heads.
Over the past century, warmer conditions and new species of bloodsuckers have exacerbated California's mosquito problems. Is climate change to blame?
The city of Los Angeles and the Metropolitan Water District disagree over whether the names and addresses of people and companies who received turf removal rebates from the MWD should be made public.
A new dispute between the Los Angeles and the Metropolitan Water District over the privacy of rebate information points up a growing interest in water-related data.
Around 29,000 Californians reported water waste in May; now, the State Water Resources Control Board is trying to make snitching even easier.
On Thursday, state water regulators will make public how much water city dwellers used in June. We offer 4 things to watch out for in their report.
For the first time, coastal regulators have asserted authority over offshore fracking. Thums Long Beach plans operations to begin next month in Long Beach Harbor.
The pond is the latest victim of a changing balance established by local water managers between saving wildlife and saving water.
Under the proposal, odd-numbered addresses could water Monday and Friday; even-numbered properties would have Sunday and Thursday.
New rules passed by state regulators will limit how much grass Californians can plant at new homes and some larger remodeled ones.
Graywater, the recycled water collected from your sink, shower or washing machine, is becoming increasingly popular with California’s building industry.
Metropolitan says Southern Californians have claimed nearly $390 million in incentives to save water by getting rid of grass, but some cities want to keep going.
Demand for the water conservation program has increased 20-fold, and officials say there's no more money.
A proposal backed by Southern California Edison would shrink the difference between tiers. Those who use less would pay more, and those who use more would pay less.