Philip Bump

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

Cities

Sweden recycles so effectively that it has to import garbage to incinerate

Which is what you might call a mixed blessing.

Politics

GOP pushes bill to quash EPA’s international climate efforts

Republicans were not dissuaded by the EPA's concerns that cutting the minor program would affect its ability to monitor greenhouse gases.

Climate & Energy

There’s methane trapped at the bottom of the ocean, so obviously we should get it and burn it

The Department of Energy's decision to award millions in grants to explore accessing natural gas reserves is bad news.

Business & Technology

Chevy isn’t losing $49,000 on every Volt it sells, for God’s sake

Reuters bungles basic math, claiming Chevy loses $49,000 for every Volt it sells. Wrong: Allow us to explain using some sort of odd analogy about baskets.

Cities

On Sept. 11, 2012, the Times asks: Is New York ready for disaster?

What is New York City doing to prevent disasters brought on by climate change and rising seas? Not enough so far.

Politics

Paul Ryan pushed for greener cars, until he didn’t

His advocacy, according to Bloomberg, "risked almost as much federal money as was lost when Solyndra LLC went bankrupt."

Climate & Energy

How much ice has the Arctic lost? Enough to cover Canada

Plus Texas. And Virginia.

Climate & Energy

To pay fines from the Gulf spill, BP is selling oil fields in the Gulf

Grist classifieds: Gulf oil fields, barely used, motivated British seller.

Climate & Energy

Only one-third of Americans think limiting climate change is a very important goal

Americans rank climate low on the list of foreign-policy priorities. Even strengthening the U.N. ranks higher.

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