Philip Bump

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


Judge bans GMOs in national wildlife refuges

Which seems kind of like a no-brainer, but what do we know.

Climate & Energy

Will Sandy destroy the entire East Coast? Probably not.

I guess that headline was a little over the top.

Climate & Energy

U.S. on pace to be the world’s largest oil producer

The U.S. could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the biggest oil producer in the world. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia is looking to go 100 percent renewable.

Climate & Energy

1,000 protest new coal plant in China as U.S. coal exports near record high

The protests in Yinggehai come as the Chinese government restarts work on a coal plant halted after protests in April.


Schieffer: ‘Only so many’ debate questions you can get to

Debate moderator Bob Schieffer was totally going to ask about climate change! But, you know, didn't.


Farmland prices continue to spike, despite drought

Agriculture land prices have been posting double-digit gains for years. Should we use the word "bubble?" Everyone else seems to be.


Central Park receives $100 million gift, largest ever to a public park

The big donation from hedge-fund manager John Paulson will increase Central Park's endowment by a third and fund park improvements.

Climate & Energy

Sen. Inhofe’s awesome pro-coal tour, coming to a Senate race near you

James Inhofe, the Senate's top climate denier, is stumping for GOP candidates who love coal. We assume he's travelling by coal train.


Ryan: We need a bigger Navy because the oceans aren’t getting smaller

In responding to the president's "bayonets" attack, Ryan inadvertently lays bare his ticket's priorities.