Kavya Balaraman

Reporting fellow


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India's coal plants are being shelved at a rapid pace

India's energy landscape is changing so swiftly that researchers are having a tough time keeping up with it. Prospects for the country's coal sector continue to drop along with the falling price of renewable energy. Some situations seem to be developing in the time it takes to get a research paper out.


The seafloor is eroding, and why that matters

A trip to a coral reef off the coast of the Florida Keys, an outdated nautical chart and an argument with a boat captain led biogeochemist Kimberly Yates to make a starting discovery: The seafloor around parts of the continent is breaking away, much more than scientists had previously assumed.