Philip Bump

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

Cincinnati bans fracking injection wells

The unanimous vote from the city council is a first for the state of Ohio.

One brave warrior’s desperate leap to save a civilization

With a whiff of carbon in the air, Jim prepared for his suicide mission.

Mitt Romney stops by Colorado to laugh about how he hates their jobs

Romney's announcement this week that he wants to end a key tax credit for wind power will not make him very popular.

Opposition to the Navy’s biofuel program just got a little more hypocritical

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) loves alternative fuels -- as long as they're made from fossil fuels.

Why India went dark: Too little power, too little water, too much heat

An overview of some of the better analysis of how and why one-tenth of humanity lost power this week.

Japan bails out company behind Fukushima meltdown

A trillion yen bailout will allow the power company to clean up its mess. We're sure the Japanese people are thrilled about it.

Fireball engulfs Tulsa oil refinery in record heat

No one was injured in the overnight blaze.

This 1956 cartoon will convince you to marry oil and have oil babies

From the golden era of American cartoon propaganda.

A series of important updates about the drought, with jokes

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