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.

Climate & Energy

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.

Climate & Energy

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.

Climate & Energy

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.

Climate & Energy

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.

Climate & Energy

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!

Climate & Energy

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.