Philip Bump

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

Shell retreats from the Arctic, sending its battered vessels to Asia for repair

Rest assured, the retreat is only temporary.

Celebrities to Obama: Fix the climate! Obama to celebrities: Sure, you got it

The oldest tactic in the book will certainly work this time! With Ian Somerhalder and Malin Akerman on board, how could it not?

Germany’s conservative environment minister kiboshes fracking

German politics, man. Who can understand it?

Are green jobs meant to help the economy or the jobless?

The New York Times and Gawker offer very different takes on the subject.

Can we blame climate change for the Northeast’s massive blizzard?

As always, not directly. But climate change very likely made a big storm bigger.

The budget turmoil may mean no meat inspectors — and no meat

This is likely just an empty threat from the president, but it's a good one.

Are solar panels the worst thing for the environment ever? Um, no

But this Associated Press article about pollution from solar-panel manufacturing might lead you to believe otherwise.

Global wind capacity up 20 percent in 2012 — thanks in part to the U.S.’ monster December

The U.S. added just under half of its new wind capacity in December, thanks to tumultuous politics.

A fracking horror story: Do you know who owns what’s underneath your land?

More and more property owners are discovering what happens when frackers set their sights on underground minerals.