author Josh Chamot

Josh Chamot

Josh Chamot is the public affairs specialist for media trends at the U.S. National Science Foundation. Josh works with grantees, agency experts and external partners to drive conversation about science and technology. Josh has held positions at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the U.S. Department of Energy, and was founding editor of the Expert Voices platform on and

Josh Chamot

Power for a Population Boom

Since 2000, Washington, DC’s population has surged, but its power grid has not. Instead of generators, the city added renewables and upgraded aged structures — including many federal office buildings, the city’s largest energy

Policing Pollution Plumes After Disasters

Climate change is fueling devastating storms like Hurricane Harvey that are mangling critical infrastructure and industrial facilities, causing dangerous pollutants to leak into the air. Physicist Tony Miller and his team at

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What to Read This Summer

Summer’s here, and that means vacations, beaches and escaping into books. Over the past year, we interviewed nearly two dozen leading authors who shared their views on nature, humanity and the future

Community at the End of the World

In her novels, Meg Elison exposes humanity in raw form. A virus renders childbirth fatal and men come to outnumber women. People must find safety in numbers, though not necessarily with kindred

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Mend Them

Even blue-throated macaws and radiated tortoises sometimes need a doctor. Veterinarian Laurie Hess catalogued her decades spent treating unusual creatures in her new book Unlikely Companions: The Adventures of an Exotic Animal

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Democratizing Science

From tracking migrating birds to monitoring changes in weather and climate, there are only so many data points a scientist can collect. To boost their reach, many researchers are reaching out to

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As Earth Warms, How Will Life Adapt?

Doria Gordon is an expert on ecosystems and the impacts they face in a warming world. In her role with the Ecosystems program at the Environmental Defense Fund, she studies the scientific

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