Philip Bump

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

Business & Technology

Apple caves, adds products back into environmental registry

Oddly, the speculated changes to the new MacBook Pro didn't keep the new design from receiving a "gold" rating.

Climate Change

Heat waves lead to a rise at nudist resorts

This article is so barely even news and so obviously our attempt to get you to click that you just know there's something good inside.

Global cleantech investment picks itself up off the floor

After a bruising first quarter of 2012, investment globally climbs -- thanks in large part to a spike in China.

Conservative think tank hosts discussion on cap-and-trade. Is it Friday the 13th?

It is! But the American Enterprise Institute-led discussion around an increase in the cost of carbon pollution happened earlier this week.

Politics

Today, Congress will hear about how chickens are impairing the oil industry

An endangered chicken in Oklahoma may slightly slow down the oil industry's ability to pull in scads of money. This will not stand.

Food

Why we must fight for Canada’s greatest triumph, the apple that won’t brown

The apple industry wants to stop the introduction of an apple that won't brown. Why? Because it wants you to fail.

Urban Agriculture

New York City’s rooftop farms would have prevented the existence of Green Acres

Whether or not that is a good thing is a matter of opinion.

Food

Easiest trivia question ever: What country buys the most soda?

The answer will not surprise you. But the amount of energy contained in our soda purchases might.

Despite basic economics, your power bill is going up

What, you thought you could beat the power companies? Foolish human.

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