Tom Bawden

Tom Bawden is Energy and Resources Correspondent for The Independent and Evening Standard.

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The Food Standards Agency is investigating a series of nut-contamination cases

Food firm in 'nuts-for-spices' row blames false test results

The supplier says these methods are prone to ‘false readings’, confusing almonds with mahaleb

Researchers studied trees across the Amazon

Trees suffering from drought are less effective as carbon sinks

Researchers studied trees in the Amazon

Huge volumes of fossil fuel reserves could be left “stranded” if strong targets were agreed to limit the carbon dioxide emissions that cause climate change.

Insurers face 'huge' fossil fuel losses warns Bank of England

Paul Fisher said huge volumes of fossil fuel reserves could be left 'stranded' if strong targets were agreed

Fridman's LetterOne is seeking a judicial review against Government sanctions

Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman rounds on 'irrational' North Sea protection

The L1 Energy investment group completed its €5.1bn (£3.7bn) takeover of RWE’s Dea business yesterday

Farmers in Syria’s drought-hit Hasaka region. The UN is now giving food aid to almost 200,000 people

Climate change key in Syrian conflict – and it will trigger more war in future

Report warns that drought and rising temperatures could lead to major upheaval among region’s unstable regimes

Some industry estimates claim as much as a third of future mineral production could come from beneath the oceans

Fears that a seabed mining 'marine industrial revolution' could wipe out habitats worldwide

Some industry estimates claim as much as a third of future mineral production could come from beneath the oceans

Melting ice could open up new fishing opportunities

UK needs an ambassador to the Arctic to shape its future, say Lords

Peers dismissed the government’s approach to preserving the endangered Arctic Circle as 'too hesitant and cautious'

Blue-rayed limpets (Helcion pellucidum) on sea kelp (Laminaria hyperborea)

Tiny mollusc on beach could hold key to augmented reality

Scientists say the natural optical structures found in the mollusc could be used as a basis for developing colour-selective, controllable, transparent displays

Rajendra Pachauri, the chairman of the world’s top climate change science body, the IPCC, has resigned following allegations of sexual harassment by a 29-year-old researcher

Rajendra Pachauri: Climate expert resigns over harassment claim

Dr Pachauri claims hackers are responsible for sending the messages

The energy regulator Ofgem has been strongly criticised for failing to ensure gas and electricity customers are getting the best value for money

Energy and Climate Change Committee: Ofgem ‘failing energy customers’

The cross-party Energy and Climate Change Committee found that government-set price caps to keep down energy-distribution costs were set far too high

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But, a year on, the search continues for Flight MH370
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Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

Thieves break into new €1.5bn complex... to steal taps
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Simone de Beauvoir's seminal feminist polemic, 'The Second Sex', has been published in short-form for International Women's Day
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Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss, asks Simon Kelner
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With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
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Russia's gulag museum

Ministry of Culture-run site 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities
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The big fresh food con

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Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
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From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
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Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

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