Philip Bump

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

China’s per-person carbon emissions rival Europe’s, but U.S. is still on top

In the great Olympics of global warming, we're still taking home the gold.

Oil

Nefarious forces hampering Shell’s Arctic drilling include air, water, ice

First, a ship almost runs aground. Then, the EPA's air pollution standards are a hassle. Now, the company might not get its drilling permits in time. Can't Shell catch a break?

Japanese stage mass protest against nuclear power

One month after a damning report blaming human error for the Fukushima disaster, as many as 100,000 Japanese protest restarting use of nuclear.

Coal

Teenage Afghan whistleblower has a lot to teach us about mine safety

The coal industry is dirty, dangerous, and not going anywhere for a while. At the very least, it could be safer -- but it's up to us to see that it is.

FDA bans BPA from sippy cups after sippy cups no longer contain BPA

The bold move means that kids are as safe as yesterday, but that the FDA won't have to hear about it any more.

Coal

Coal: Unpopular

At it's not just us. It's the marketplace, too.

On the 110th birthday of air conditioning: Stay cool

It's hot again. It is always hot.

Wind Power

Mitt Romney may have a few million reasons to oppose wind power

Romney's long-standing relationship with Charles Koch has likely influenced his opinions on wind power for a long time. His recent opposition is not a big surprise.

Wham, bam, goodbye dam: Fish get down after river opens up

The removal of a dam from a river in northwest Washington proves remarkably successful at encouraging fish repopulation.

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