Philip Bump

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

Politics

Meet Bob Perciasepe, acting EPA administrator

What we know about him: He can use Twitter; he is friendly.

Climate & Energy

Another sign of the apocalypse: Coal is making a comeback in the U.S.

Natural gas is losing market share in electricity generation again, as prices increase.

Politics

Obama confirms: No big moves on climate in the works

As we suggested earlier this week, the president's threat to work around Congress lacks teeth.

Climate & Energy

Ohio fracking company owner faces federal charges for dumping wastewater

D&L Energy was caught red-handed dumping tens of thousands of gallons of fracking wastewater into an Ohio sewer.

Business & Technology

Tesla offers incomplete, misdirected response to New York Times critique

A much-discussed blog post has Tesla punching relentlessly against the wrong opponent -- and losing.

Cities

New Jersey officials arrested for conspiring to hide water pollution

By preventing testing of polluted wells, the directors of a Northern New Jersey water board masked how bad the problem was.

Climate & Energy

Japan and the Ukraine will now remind you why nuclear power makes you nervous

New health worries at Fukushima, and a collapsing building at Chernobyl.

Cities

Bloomberg proposes banning plastic foam containers, probably because they can hold soda

Actually, it's because 20,000 tons of plastic foam get thrown away in New York City every year. And considering it doesn't weigh much, that's a lot.

Politics

GAO adds climate change to list of fiscal risks to the government

Seems overdue, but this isn't the speediest government agency.

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