Philip Bump

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

Politics

Voters wish politicians would fix the climate. Really.

A majority of registered voters thinks climate change is important and wants government to do something about it, according to a new poll.

Here is a map of America’s most obese states

Winning the dubious distinction of first place: Mississippi.

Politics

Romney: Obama hates coal. Obama: Romney hates wind.

Romney stumps for coal and Obama stumps for wind, in a fight that could define the 2012 presidential race.

Climate & Energy

Enbridge CEO tries to defend tar-sands pipeline, says ridiculous nonsense

Enbridge chief Patrick Daniel went on the radio to try to convince people to like his company's plan for a pipeline from Alberta to British Columbia, and ended up just eating his feet.

Climate & Energy

California’s carbon-trading market will launch in November

The statewide cap-and-trade program is months away from launch -- and a few years away from reducing the state's total carbon output.

At long last, the Exxon Valdez will be turned into scrap

The ship responsible for the 1989 disaster will finally be converted to scrap.

Climate & Energy

Hot seawater forces shutdown of nuclear reactor in Connecticut

Can't decide what's most alarming about that headline.

Politics

John Boehner wants to know why Obama caused this drought

We have some theories.

Climate & Energy

Hotter weather could lead to parasite problems — at least for frogs

Some frogs were found to be more susceptible to parasites following broad swings in temperature. People? To be determined.

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