Philip Bump

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

Let’s name all of the ocean water that will someday flood us after Reagan

That's Rep. Darrell Issa's idea, and it's a fun one.

We answer your questions about the coming East Coast blizzard

Or, we try, anyway. And yes, The Weather Channel has actually named the storm "Nemo."

Marco Rubio keeps digging deeper on climate denial

In a recent interview with BuzzFeed, Rubio compiles a greatest-hits list of nonsense and inaccuracy.

TransCanada is getting everyone it knows to hustle Obama on Keystone

Including its CEO and its BFFs on the Hill.

International plan for a spill in the Arctic: If anything happens, pick up the phone

Greenpeace rails against an impotent draft document from the Arctic Council -- with good reason.

Alaska ignores climate change, so Iditarod dogs will just need to evolve thinner coats

Warning: This post may make you sympathetic to Sarah Palin.

New York hires seismologist with fracking industry ties to do fracking research

On the plus side, it's a step forward in an otherwise interminable process.

Former Interior Secretary Babbitt calls for one acre of conservation for every acre of oil exploration

Bruce Babbitt says Obama hasn't been protecting enough public land and should stand up to Big Oil and bad Republicans.

Don’t worry about BP; it’s going to be fine

The oil giant made billions in profits last year, and brought in billions from U.S. gov't contracts, despite that messy thing in the Gulf.