Philip Bump

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

How your tax dollars subsidize cheap energy in China

The U.S. government lets coal companies mine public lands for cheap. Increasingly, that coal is shipped to Asia instead of burned here at home.

Leaves are changing color later than they used to

A new study finds that autumn leaf-drop is falling back, and climate change is likely to blame.

Savvy voters demand to know: Who’s the real Mr. Coal?

And by "savvy," we mean, "absolutely zero."

How deadly are the mosquitoes near you? Come find out

2012 has been a bad year for West Nile cases in the U.S. Which states are hardest hit? Let's just say you might want to avoid Texas.

Candy Crowley’s weird dismissal of climate change

After Tuesday's debate, Crowley said that one of the audience members "had that question for all of you climate change people," but she chose to skip it.

Dodgers pitcher sues pipeline company to protect endangered cats

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett is suing to protect the ocelots that hang out on his south Texas ranch.

Solyndra sues Chinese competitors for $1.5 billion

Solyndra blames three Chinese-owned solar companies for its collapse, but independent analysts say the bankruptcy was likely Solyndra's own fault.

Scientists increasingly linking climate change to weather phenomena

Climate scientists have been loathe to point to extreme weather and say, "This is what climate change looks like." But that's starting to change.

See the sponsored ad the coal industry is running on Facebook

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity is running a debate-themed ad on Facebook: 18th-century energy technology meets 21st-century communications.