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Shalina Chatlani

Science and Technology Reporter

Shalina Chatlani covers science and technology for KPBS. Her beat includes issues ranging from alternative energy to STEM education.

Before coming to KPBS, Shalina was a fellow for Nashville Public Radio, covering environmental and education news. While there, she focused on bringing diverse voices to the air and finding stories on issues of diversity and equity. Shalina also created and co-hosted her own weekly show on higher education and social justice for community radio station WPFW in Washington, DC. She also served as associate editor for a business to business online publication called Education Dive. She was also a contributing reporter for the English-speaking online newspaper, The Rio Times, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Shalina earned an undergraduate degree in science, technology and international affairs from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Her master's degree is in science communication, also from Georgetown.

Recent Stories by Shalina Chatlani

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Is It Safe To Store Nuclear Waste At San Onofre? The Science Behind It

June 19
By Shalina Chatlani

There is about 1,700 tons of spent nuclear fuel at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Residents are concerned this short-term storage solution may become permanent.

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Scripps Study: Microplastics Found In Deep Ocean, Affecting Food Chain

June 6
By Shalina Chatlani

A new study from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography shows that microplastics are at highest concentrations hundreds of meters below the ocean surface.

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Nuclear Fuel Transfers At San Onofre Are Now Safe, Federal Regulators Say

June 3
By Shalina Chatlani

Southern California Edison was given the go-ahead by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to resume fuel transfers two weeks ago.

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UC San Diego Study Shows Sexual Harassment More Prevalent In California

May 31
By Shalina Chatlani

Researchers at UC San Diego’s Center on Gender Equity and Health have found 5% more women in California reported being sexually harassed than the national average. And for men, that figure was 10%.

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Nicotine Use While Breastfeeding Could Cause Addiction In Babies, Researchers Say

May 29
By Shalina Chatlani

A new study from UC San Diego Medical School found addictive tendencies in mice that were exposed to nicotine in their early days.

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Number Of Asylum Seekers At Border Higher Than Previous Estimates, New Research Says

May 23
By Shalina Chatlani

The number of asylum seekers waiting at the U.S.-Mexico border is nearly 5,000 more than estimates reported just weeks ago.

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