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
Local air regulators want to ban beach fire rings, saying they're unhealthy. But Orange County and some of its cities are fighting the proposal.
Tickets to the surprise Rolling Stones show at the Echoplex have sold out, according to AEG and the band's Twitter account.
Students from two L.A. Unified School District high schools cleaned up at the U.S. Academic Decathlon. But there could only be one overall champion.
Exide Technologies recycles 22 million car batteries a year, but its own reports reveal its processing contaminates soil around the plant.
Scott Claassen took a year off from cars and all other types of vehicles and mechanical devices. He called it a Carbon Sabbath.
Sheik Mustafa Umar says Islam teaches Muslims to be stewards of the earth, its creatures, and its resources. Worship god and protect what belongs to god, he says.
More from Huntington Beach friar Christian Mondor, on his affinity for French Jesuit philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's views on faith and evolution.
As we approach Earth Day, KPCC's Molly Peterson asked people from different faith traditions to talk about how their belief system shapes their perspective on the natural world.
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.