Articles by Anusha Krishnan

Anusha Krishnan is a part-time science writer and editor and full-time mom from Bangalore, India. She loves writing about new scientic discoveries, and believes that the art of storytelling is crucial for successful science communication.

[Explainer] How are species named?

The science of biology would be nothing without names. One of the first steps in studies involving living organisms is taxonomy – the process of discovering an organism's scientific name…
Image shows a bufaalo with starlins on its back followed by a calf near a water body

[Explainer] What is mutualism?

When members of two species have a relationship that is beneficial to both, the interaction is called mutualism. The term was first used by zoologist and paleontologist Pierre Joseph van…
Image shows a bufaalo with starlins on its back followed by a calf near a water body
Greenwashing protest

[Explainer] What is greenwashing?

Greenwashing refers to "the practice of making products, activities, or policies seem more environmentally friendly or less environmentally damaging than they actually are," according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, one of…
Greenwashing protest

[Explainer] What is biodiversity finance?

Biodiversity finance is the practice of raising capital and managing funds for biodiversity conservation. It comes under the umbrella topic of conservation finance, which aims to financially support the conservation…

[Explainer] Why do floods occur?

Floods occur when water overflows from water bodies – seas, oceans, ponds, lakes, canals, or rivers – and submerges land which is usually dry. Floods, especially in India, are some…

[Explainer] What are carbon sinks?

Carbon sinks are places and/or products that sequester and store carbon as organic or inorganic compounds for different periods of time. Essentially, anything that absorbs more carbon than it emits…

[Explainer] What is carbon pricing?

In the 1920s, a British economist, Arthur Pigou, highlighted the social benefits of making industries pay for the costs of the pollution they caused. In time, this concept was taken…