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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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San Diego Rhino Adjusting To African Home

Sept. 18
By Erik Anderson

An eastern black rhino, born and raised at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, is safely on the ground in Tanzania, Africa. Eric the rhino will take part in a breeding program to help the critically endangered species.

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Rhino Born And Bred In San Diego Now Living In Africa

Sept. 17
By Erik Anderson

A rhinoceros born and raised at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is getting to know its new home in Africa.

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Port Hopes Seaweed Farm Takes Root In San Diego Bay

Sept. 6
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Bay is already an economic hub for the region but Port officials think there are ways they can broaden the bay's economic palette.

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State Sues Feds To Stop Renegade Sewage Flows

Sept. 5
By Erik Anderson

The State of California has filed a lawsuit to hold the federal government responsible for the region's cross-border pollution woes.

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Mission Valley Developments In Spotlight As Election Season Starts

Sept. 4
By Erik Anderson

Two massive redevelopment plans for the Mission Valley stadium site are in the final two-month stretch before election day.

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San Diego's Cross-Border Sewage Suit Will Move Forward

Aug. 30
By Erik Anderson

A federal judge has rejected part of the Justice Department's bid to have the cross-border sewage case dismissed.

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Green Index Highlights California's Progress And Challenges

Aug. 30
By Erik Anderson

A new survey tracking of the state's move toward a more environmentally sustainable economy shows progress and challenges.

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San Diego River Park Foundation President Talks About Mission Valley

Aug. 22
By Erik Anderson

San Diego River Park Foundation president talks about his board's decision to reject one of two Mission Valley redevelopment proposals on the November Ballot.

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SoccerCity Gets No Support From San Diego River Park Foundation

Aug. 20
By Erik Anderson

The San Diego River Park Foundation is speaking out against the SoccerCity measure on the November ballot.

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San Diego Scientists To Use Drones In Antarctica Research

Aug. 16
By Erik Anderson

San Diego researchers are deploying new tools to study the Antarctic’s underwater food web.

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