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
“In a couple of weeks I will be signing agreements to get completely out of coal by 2025,” Villaraigosa said at an event at UCLA.
The reason for conserving water is aging infrastructure: About 40 percent of regional water pipes are more than 50 years old.
This blog was named after a poem written by a Californian. Herein we explain Pacific Swell's focus, and invite you to join the conversation.
A public workshop in downtown Los Angeles on fracking has accelerated debate over what Californians should know about the oil and gas production method.
California’s Department of Conservation will host a public workshop on the issue in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Dozens of students at Pitzer, Scripps, Harvey Mudd, Pomona, and Claremont McKenna are lobbying their trustees to take the schools’ endowments fossil fuel free.
California continues its efforts to combat global warming this week, as the state Air Resources Board auctions off permits for carbon pollution.
California’s Department of Conservation will host a public workshop on the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing in Los Angeles Tuesday.
Hundreds of environmental activists will rally in downtown Los Angeles Sunday against the proposed Keystone pipeline to move heavy crude petroleum from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
Settlement at Monterey Part Superfund site caps legal responsibilities for former landfill's polluters
The EPA's $1.6 million settlement is the final one at the Operating Industries site. The agency has won $600 million in fines and work costs over 25 years.
After suspending work on vegetation management in the final week of December, the US Army Corps of Engineers now says it will restart the project one week from today.
Police and marshals executed a search warrant at Christopher Dorner's mom's house in connection with the manhunt for the suspected murderer.
Dorner once had the promise of a Navy and police career, but it all crumbled in disputes with co-workers. A look at what public documents, associates and Dorner himself say about the downward spiral of his life.
The Audubon Society and the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Areas Steering Committee have written up ideas for restoring nearly 50 acres of animal and plant habitat.
The Annenberg Foundation's proposal to build a $50 million nature center stirs up more public debate over the Ballona Wetlands.