Philip Bump

Philip Bump wrote about the news for Gristmill. He now writes for The Atlantic Wire.

Chevron announces plans to begin drilling in a free Iraq

Somewhere, George W. Bush breathes a sigh of relief.

U.S. Navy unveils its ‘great green fleet’ with some red-white-and-blue machismo

Exercises near Hawaii reveal that the U.S. Navy is committed to both biofuels and zingers.

Seven graphs that should make the Obama campaign very nervous

The drought means higher food prices. Higher food prices mean more concern about the economy. And that means trouble for an incumbent president.

People who don’t accept climate change also don’t accept that it’s hot

If you want people to accept climate change because it's hot outside, first you have to get them to accept that it's hot outside.

Residents of Key West have a choice: dengue fever or GMO mosquitoes?

Oh, we forgot one. The existing solution to the mosquito problem is widespread use of insecticide. Probably not much more appealing.

Hot out? Guess that means that everyone believes in climate change again

Well, not everyone. But maybe enough to sway Congress if we make a few adjustments.

‘Climategate’ investigation winds down with a whimper

If you are really, really into the nuances of the fake Climategate scandal, you'll love this post.

How the White House weakened EPA’s soot standard

A report from the Washington Post demonstrates

How’s the weather, America? July 18 edition

Once again, there's so much terrible weather news that we cram it all into one post.