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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 by Erik Anderson

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Lilac Fire Ravaged San Diego's North County A Year Ago

Dec. 7
By Erik Anderson

North San Diego County endured a December Santa Ana wind event that fueled a wildfire that destroyed more than 100 homes last year.

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Mission Bay Wetland Project Moves Forward

Dec. 5
By Erik Anderson

The effort to reshape Mission Bay's northeast corner is moving forward with conservationists unveiling their plan to put sustainable wetlands in the bay.

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San Diego Rhino Making Transition To New Life In Africa

Nov. 29
By Erik Anderson

A rhino, born and raised in San Diego, is adjusting to a new home in Tanzania.

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Federal Judge Considers Request To Dismiss Cross-Border Sewage Lawsuits

Nov. 19
By Erik Anderson

The federal government was back in court Monday, arguing that the lawsuits asking the U.S. government to fix cross-border sewage flows should be thrown out.

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SANDAG Delays Decision On North County's Buena Vista Lagoon

Nov. 16
By Erik Anderson

The San Diego Association of Governments board of directors decided Friday to wait another six months before mapping out the future of the Buena Vista lagoon restoration project.

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SANDAG Considers Future Of Buena Vista Lagoon

Nov. 16
By Erik Anderson

The future of the Buena Vista Lagoon could be decided Friday, at a board meeting of the San Diego Association of Governments.

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Researchers Study Flooding In Imperial Beach Due To Rising Sea Levels

Nov. 14
By Erik Anderson

San Diego scientists are launching a study of flooding in Imperial Beach as that community braces for rising sea levels.

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San Diego Researchers Study Waves And How They Impact Global Climate

Nov. 12
By Erik Anderson

San Diego scientists are trying to understand how ocean waves can impact the global climate.

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San Diego Voters Reject SoccerCity Iniative For Mission Valley

Nov. 7
By Erik Anderson

The Measure E proposal to redevelop the redevelop the SDCCU Stadium site with a proposed professional soccer stadium was rejected by voters. However, voters appeared to favor a competing proposal called Measure G that could include a new stadium for SDSU football.

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Measure G Leads In Returns, Which Would Pave Way For SDSU Expansion In Mission Valley Site

Nov. 7
By Erik Anderson

San Diego voters have so far voted in favor of the Measure G proposal to redevelop the Mission Valley site by building an auxiliary campus for San Diego State University, possibly including a new football stadium.

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