Tom Bawden

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

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EDF to pay £3m for mishandling complaints from vulnerable customers

EDF Energy failed to put in place appropriate procedures to properly receive, record and process all customers’ complaints

There are 462 more species of bird in the world than previously thought

Earth houses 462 more species of bird than previously thought

There are 462 more species of bird in the world than previously thought after the most comprehensive avian analysis ever undertaken identified 46 new species of parrot, 26 extra owls and a host of other new entrants to the record books.

The heavy rain that hit London and the South-east earlier this month is part of the cycle of climate change, say scientists

2014 is warmest year since records began - and third wettest

If climate trends continue, Europe could become a hotbed of dengue fever

Barn owls are among species that could be affected

Non-native wildlife ‘at risk under new legislation’

Animals including the red kite, the goshawk, the barn owl and the wild boar could be completely wiped out of the UK if a new bill to encourage the development of infrastructure is passed, a group of leading scientists warns today.

The brown argus butterfly lost the ability to eat one of two plants in its diet after a climate-related move

The butterfly effect: climate change ‘forced species to adapt’

A British butterfly species has made climate-change history by becoming the first known animal of any kind to lose the ability to do something after global warming forced it to move to a new environment and adapt its behaviour.

8,000 white-clawed crayfish are forecast to perish in the River Allen as a result of the plague

Native British crayfish facing extinction following mysterious outbreak of plague

The UK’s endangered native crayfish species could be completely wiped out after a deadly plague was identified in one of its few strongholds.

Two bee eaters

Twitch and shout: Birdwatchers are raving over rare birds in Britain

This summer has been a “landmark year” for birdwatchers, as the warm weather encourages species normally associated with the Mediterranean to settle in the UK.

There are no fungicides for vegetables although there are for fruit and flowers

Gardeners lose the plot as summer weather leads to mildew attack

Alert from Royal Horticultural Society over disease which could damage or kill fruit and veg

Research from the University of Exeter suggests magpies are more likely to avoid novel or unexpected objects

Is it time to rethink the magpie’s reputation as a thief?

Experiments show birds are not compulsively attracted to shiny objects

Major oak, Sherwood Forest: Probably the most famous old tree in the country, the Major Oak is estimated to be between 800 and 1,000 years old. Folklore suggests it was used as a hideout by Robin Hood and his merry men, while the Sheriff of Nottingham and assorted villains were on the prowl.

Woodland Trust initiative examines 'Robin Hood' tree's famous roots

An oak tree reputedly used as a hideout by Robin Hood and a sycamore credited with starting the trade union movement are among the leading contenders in a competition to find Britain’s best trees.

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