Philip Bump

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

Climate & Energy

EPA rules create $5 of good for each $1 they cost

Then why is the president being attacked for supporting them? Because of where the cost is incurred.

Climate & Energy

New York postpones fracking decision to gather information on health impacts

The state will review potential health effects of fracking before deciding whether to lift a moratorium.

Climate & Energy

Around the world in environmental news, newsreel-style

Got your popcorn? Good. Here's the news: Less cocoa, more water, more sunken treasure.

Climate & Energy

For sale: Ocean floor, ready for drillin’

The government will auction off 38 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico to fossil-fuel extractors next year.


Even as L.A. pollution drops, cars are giving kids asthma

Air pollution is down in L.A., but near highways it's still high -- and that's bad news for kids' lungs.


Romney coal-miner ad provokes complaint to FEC

A progressive group in Ohio has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission about the ad featuring miners forced to attend a Romney rally.

Climate & Energy

Ice isn’t the only thing melting in the Arctic

Arctic snow on land is melting at an even faster rate per decade than the ice.


Amtrak high-speed train will be slightly higher speed for a little bit tonight

Amtrak is testing a train in New Jersey that will travel at 165 miles per hour.


Vermont’s lieutenant governor has super-smart opinions on wind energy

Lt. Gov. Phil Scott is calling for a two-year moratorium on big wind-power projects in order to study their environmental impact. Oh, and this headline is sarcastic.