Philip Bump

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

Gas prices are spiking, and it’s not clear why

One possible reason is the reduction of refinery capacity on the East Coast, which is pinching supply.

You have no idea what that fish you’re eating is, so don’t pretend

If asked what you're eating, the safest response is, "fish."

Motor vehicle deaths rose 5 percent in 2012

The figures vary state by state. New York is pretty safe. North Dakota is not.

John Kerry

In his first major address as secretary of state, Kerry nods at climate change

Consider that box checked.

While protestors surrounded the White House, Obama was golfing with oil executives

The only message the president heard on Sunday was from people wanting to drill, drill, drill.

drawing of solar panels on house

Honda partners with SolarCity to subsidize solar panels for customers

Honda will spend $65 million to install solar systems on the homes of its customers.

anti-Keystone protestors

The Keystone XL pipeline could create as many as 20 long-term jobs

Twenty. Two-zero. In other words, Keystone could be as big a job creator as an Applebee's.

In a blow to Republican rhetoric, China announces plan for a carbon tax

China's goal is to see carbon emissions 40 percent lower than 2005 levels by 2020.

The success of London’s congestion charge, in three maps

Big drops in car use, big increases in public transit. What's not to love?