Philip Bump

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

Paul Ryan ignores Paul Ryan and Ryan Inc. to push for green jobs

Ryan -- whose family business includes work building coal plants -- advocated for stimulus funding for Wisconsin energy-conservation groups.

The hottest rain in world history falls on Needles, Calif.

At 115 degrees, the rain was so hot that most of it evaporated before it hit the ground.

Climate & Energy

Greenland’s ice melt is its worst ever — and there’s still a month to go

Melting of the Greenland ice sheet broke the seasonal record on Aug. 8 -- and melting season isn't even over yet.

Climate & Energy

Kentucky coal headed to India under new deal

From the Louisville Courier-Journal: Kentucky coal producers have reached an agreement to export 9 million tons of coal annually to India for the next 25 years in a $7 billion deal. Gov. Steve Beshear’s office announced Wednesday that New Jersey-based FJS Energy LLC signed the deal with India’s Abhijeet Group to purchase coal exports from Kentucky and West Virginia through Kentucky-based affiliates FJSE Marshall and FJSE River Coal.

Climate & Energy

Shell gets it backward, starts polluting Alaskan water before it drills

The Keystone Kops of oil exploration are up to more wacky hijinks.

Climate & Energy

One down: Planned coal export terminal in Washington is cancelled

Several coal export terminals have been proposed along the West Coast. Now there's one less for activists to fight.

Politics

Cliff Stearns, Solyndra loudmouth, booted from office

But don't worry, America. The oil industry is investing heavily in plenty of replacements.

Climate & Energy

Jerry Brown rails against climate deniers during summer of record heat

The California governor launches a new website targeting those who don't accept climate change.

This is what North Dakota’s oil boom looks like

A tremendous spike in production is great news for the state in the short term. For the state. In the short term.

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