Philip Bump

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

Climate & Energy

Coral in Caribbean is in big trouble

Researchers blame pollution, exploitation -- and climate change.


RIP, Larry Gibson: Longtime mountaintop-removal activist dies on mountain he loved

The West Virginia native died Sunday, after decades spent fighting the good fight.


Rush Limbaugh said something obnoxious, this time about energy policy

SPOILER: It was dumb and phony.

Climate & Energy

Shell starts drilling, hasn’t ruined the Arctic yet

More than 24 hours after Shell started drilling off the coast of Alaska, the company has yet to spill oil all over everything.

Climate & Energy

Hope you enjoyed the third-hottest summer ever!

Data released today by NOAA show that the past 12 months were, once again, the hottest on record in the contiguous U.S.


Charles Koch, America’s largest crony capitalist, takes on crony capitalism

His argument is somewhat undermined by his company's robust history of crony capitalism.

Climate & Energy

U.S. sees a spike in solar installation over last three months

The 742 megawatts of solar power installed during the summer is the second-largest amount installed in one quarter.

Climate & Energy

Watch the Arctic thaw, in video and graph form

Like ruin porn, but with ice. Ice porn.


Here are all of the various animals that climate change has empowered to kill you

Let me set the scene for you. There you are, Joe America or Jane Patriot, minding your business on one of the last weekends of summer. Walking along through one of America’s Majestic National Parks,™ you see an adorable animal …