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Erik Anderson

Environment Reporter

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Erik Anderson brings more than three decades of journalism experience into the KPBS newsroom. That experience helps him find and tell compelling stories in the San Diego and Imperial County region.

Erik joined KPBS in 1996 and currently covers the region’s environment. He has reported on the region’s clean water and air initiatives, beach erosion, the power and water supplies, the restoration of the Salton Sea, and water quality along the coast. In addition, he has reported on endangered species, such as the Giant Panda, the California Condor, and the Clapper Rail.

“I’m always amazed at the way KPBS reaches out and helps make connections in our community,” said Anderson. “KPBS creates an incredible opportunity to help understand what’s happening in our community and how it affects us.”

Erik's work has been honored with national awards that include a Peabody for his collaboration on the radio series “The DNA Files,” Public Radio News Director’s Association Awards and recognition for excellence in beat reporting from the Society of Environmental Journalists. His work has also been recognized by the San Diego Press Club, The Southern California Broadcasters Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, Associated Press, Television-Radio Association of California-Nevada, The Syracuse Press Club, The New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association, United Press International and others.

Recent Stories

California PTA Calls Climate Change A Children's Issue

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Climate change is a legacy that California's 9 million children will have to face, according to the state's Parent Teacher Association.

Environmentalists Work To Keep San Diego Beaches Clean

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Crowded beaches during Memorial Day weekend could lead to a lot of trash in the sand on Tuesday, but a local group is working to keep that from happening.

San Diego Soitec Solar Plant Sold, Future Uncertain

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A French semi-conductor company has given up on its venture into solar energy. Soitec has agreed to sell its solar business, including a San Diego factory.

Environmentalists Push For Alternatives To Adding Lanes To Route 94

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Transportation planners want to ease traffic congestion on state Route 94, which brings commuters in and out of downtown San Diego.

California Compares Favorably To Other Countries In The Clean Technology Arena

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California performs well against the rest of the world in the latest Green Innovation Index from the non-partisan think tank Next-10.

San Diego Rents Among Highest In Country

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California placed four cities in the top 10 list for residential rental rates.

Rare San Diego Rhino Dealing With Medical Issue

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A rare rhinoceros is getting medical care at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

San Diego Biologists Find New Populations Of Rare Plant

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Biologists have found six new populations of a rare San Diego plant that was thought to be extinct just a few decades ago.

San Diego Protesters Urge Peters To Oppose Fast-Tracking Trade Deal

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An international trade deal has raised concern among local political activists. Protesters are asking Rep. Scott Peters to take a stand.

San Diego's Chollas Creek May Get An Environmental Boost From New State Rules

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California is implementing tough new regulations designed to get trash out of the state's waterways.

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