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Ed Joyce

Reporter - Contributor through March 2012

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Ed Joyce was the environment reporter and afternoon news anchor for KPBS-FM. Before joining KPBS, he worked as an editor/columnist with Copley News Service in San Diego. Ed has an extensive background in newspaper, radio, web and TV journalism.

After graduating with a B.A. in Communications from the University of Washington in Seattle, Ed began a career in broadcast journalism. His work has included stints in public broadcasting, commercial broadcasting and education -- working as an affiliate professor of communication and reporter at the University of Idaho and Washington State University in Pullman, Wash. During the past 20 years he has worked in radio, TV and print as a news reporter, anchor, writer, editor and producer. Along the way he has won numerous awards for general news reporting, newswriting, feature and issue reporting and breaking news reporting from The Associated Press, The Society of Professional Journalists, San Diego Press Club and other organizations.

During the mid-1990s, while working for Oregon Public Broadcasting, he was a frequent contributor to National Public Radio, including a feature report on the memorial service for 14 U.S. Forest Service "hotshots" who died fighting a wildfire in Colorado (the crew was based in a central Oregon town). He’s also filed reports with Marketplace, KQED’s California Report and Climate Watch and with national and regional networks throughout the United States.

At KPBS, Ed continues his contributions to National Public Radio and other national and regional news organizations. He has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and San Diego Press Club for his environmental reporting at KPBS-FM-TV and for producing and anchoring radio newscasts.

In 2007 he was selected a National Press Foundation fellow for Understanding Violent Weather II program. The seminars were held at the National Weather Center in Norman, Okla. In 2008 he spoke at a UC San Diego conference on U.S. National Security as part of the school’s Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. Ed led a discussion with the 18 foreign government officials and academics about the political debate over climate change. In 2010, Ed was elected to a three-year term on the board of the San Diego Press Club.

Recent Stories by Ed Joyce

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Study: California Drought Means Less Hydropower, More CO2 Pollution

Feb. 10, 2016
By Ed Joyce

A new report shows reduced hydroelectricity generation, due to the drought in California, has increased costs to electric ratepayers and increased greenhouse gas pollution.

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Paddling For Wildlife In The San Diego River

Feb. 28, 2012
By Ed Joyce, Nicholas McVicker

Once a year a group of volunteers are given permission to clean up a unique stretch of the San Diego River. You can't tell from the shoreline, but the area is packed with an amazing amount of garbage.

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NRC Faults Edison For San Onofre Nuclear Plant Leak

Feb. 10, 2012
By Ed Joyce

Federal regulators say an ammonia leak that caused an emergency alert at Southern California's San Onofre nuclear plant was caused by employees who failed to recognize degraded equipment and fix it.

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San Diego Coastkeeper: EPA Ship Sewage Discharge Rule Good Start

Feb. 9, 2012
By Ed Joyce

The Environmental Protection Agency approved a rule today banning all large passenger and cargo ships from releasing sewage into ocean waters within three miles of California's 1,624-mile coast and the Channel Islands.

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Report: California's 'Green Economy' Fares Better Than Overall Economy

Feb. 8, 2012
By Ed Joyce

A new analysis shows jobs in California's "green economy" held up better during the recession than the overall economy.

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Group Wants New Radiation Monitors In San Clemente

Feb. 7, 2012
By Ed Joyce

The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is still in shutdown mode after a water leak was detected on January 31.

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San Onofre Shutdown Costing Up To $1 Million A Day

Feb. 2, 2012
By Claire Trageser, Ed Joyce, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

The two-day shutdown at San Onofre is likely costing the power plant $600,000 to $1 million a day, according to an expert on power plant security.

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Radioactive Leak At San Onofre Nuclear Plant Called 'Low Level' By NRC

Feb. 1, 2012
By Ed Joyce, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said a tiny amount of radiation could have escaped into the atmosphere from the San Onofre nuclear power plant after a water leak prompted operators to shut down the reactor as a precaution.

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Bill Seeks Exemptions To Calif. Environmental Quality Act

Jan. 27, 2012
By Ed Joyce

A coalition of San Diego-based organizations Friday backed state legislation which would exempt certain special events from needing environmental reviews.

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Groups Sue To Restrict Navy Sonar Training Off U.S. West Coast

Jan. 26, 2012
By Ed Joyce

A coalition of conservation and American Indian groups sued the National Marine Fisheries Service Thursday over the use Navy's use of sonar and other training exercises.

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