Philip Bump

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

Paul Ryan: ‘Big debate about the scientific veracity’ of ‘so-called’ climate solutions

Mitt Romney's running mate pulled out the standard climate-denier language on Friday.

Romney got his great energy policy ideas from oil execs

Which is just super surprising.

Antarctic temperature spike linked to ongoing ice loss

If all of the Antarctic ice were all to melt, it would reveal a new continent and a chain of islands. And flood huge areas of the world. But it's not going to happen any time soon.

Apocalypse or bust: How Wired’s climate optimism doesn’t add up

A new Wired cover story argues that we don't need to worry about coming disasters. On climate change, that argument clearly fails.

Court: TVA at fault in massive 2008 coal-ash spill

A federal judge has ruled that the Tennessee Valley Authority is liable for the 2008 coal-ash spill that dumped thick sludge across a community in eastern Tennessee, destroying three homes.

Disney’s pollution of America may also be literal

The EPA suspects that Disney Studios may have introduced carcinogenic chromium 6 into the regional water supply.

Texas judge rules that TransCanada can seize land from a family farm

Judge Bill Harris determined that TransCanada had the right to condemn and seize a strip of land for the southern leg of its Keystone XL tar-sands pipeline.

Peabody Coal signs sweetheart deal with government to expand existing mine

Peabody is paying the feds 25 cents per ton for coal that's likely to sell for $35 per ton. Hope they can eke out a profit!

BP, still working out the kinks in this ‘fuel distribution’ thing, recalls gasoline

Excessive residue in gasoline from a refinery in Indiana could screw with the cars of 7,000 unlucky consumers.