Philip Bump

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

Climate & Energy

The economy grows more slowly than expected, thanks to the drought

Economic growth in the U.S. during the spring was 0.4 percent slower than expected, largely due to the record-setting drought.

Climate & Energy

Domestic oil production reaches a 15-year high

Republicans may complain that Obama hates oil, but under his watch, U.S. oil production has hit its highest weekly level since 1997.

Politics

Three ways Romney’s new coal ad is hopelessly wrong

But on the plus side, it doesn't feature any forced labor.

Cities

NIMBY to the max: Building helipads to stop wind turbines

Some residents of a Michigan town have a novel strategy to prevent the construction of wind turbines: building helicopter pads.

Politics

Senate exempts U.S. airlines from E.U. emissions plan, pretends action is green

That sensation you feel in your nether regions is blown smoke.

Climate & Energy

A carbon tax could bring down the deficit, if it weren’t a pipe dream

A $20 per ton carbon tax in the U.S. could reduce the budget deficit by 50 percent over 10 years, according to the Congressional Research Service. But it ain't gonna happen.

Cities

Donald Trump is having methane release problems

Donald Trump, who is an obnoxious idiot, is building a golf course in the South Bronx. And like its owner, the property emits unhealthy levels of gas.

Climate & Energy

Drilling in the Arctic is a bad business decision

Even if your company is less inept than Shell, the cost of extraction and the risk of disaster are too high.

Climate & Energy

Explaining the ‘100 million to die from climate change’ claim

A new report makes for splashy headlines about climate deaths -- but it's got another message that warrants more attention.

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