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
Some Southern Californians get close to the coast, closer than most, diving deep to places like Catalina and Palos Verdes. Spearfishing is a multigenerational sport.
Regional water regulators say Shell must rewrite part of a plan to clean up toxic chemicals found at the site of a former tank farm in Carson.
Supporters of the Manzanar historic site are objecting to a proposal by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to put solar panels nearby.
Orange County officials say the daylong closure of a span of the 405 Freeway to ended early Sunday. North and southbound lanes reopened by 3 p.m. Sunday.
Politicians, labor leaders, and activists sounded hopeful about comprehensive immigration reform, now under consideration in Congress for the first time in 6 years.
Scientists, volunteers and fishermen are working, slowly and painstakingly, to restore kelp and biodiversity to a patch of ocean off the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Environmental groups say Coastal Commission should ban fracking in state waters; short of that, they ask for a "time-out" while the practice is investigated.
The 9th Circuit rules for environmentalists in legal fight with LA County, but improved stormwater controls remain far from reach.
SoCal Edison took out full-page ads in local newspapers warning customers that shutting down San Onofre station may result in “significant” costs to the public.
Watchdog groups are suing over a cleanup at the Santa Susana Field Lab to keep debris they say is radioactive from going to landfills and recycling facilities.
About 10 percent of the nation’s electric cars are now in Edison's territory, but demand for power hasn't caused problems so far, a new report finds.
The groups say Santa Susana waste is radioactive and threatens communities around landfills in Lancaster and Azuza, and recycling plants in Simi Valley and Ventura.
Federal land managers will launch two new studies about the risks of using hydraulic fracturing to produce oil and gas in California.
A new health risk advisory says women under the age of 45 and children should not eat carp, bass, or larger brown trout caught in California reservoirs and lakes.
Sand-burrowing isopods live in a beach's intertidal zone; a new UCSB study finds them, and their favored habitat, in peril, mostly due to coastal development.