Tom Bawden

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

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A Nepalese volunteer and member of the security forces carry tents to be distributed in Bhaktapur on the outskirts of Kathmanduon

Nepal earthquake: Huge operation under way to rescue dozens of survivors trapped on Mount Everest

Rescued and still trapped Everest avalanche survivors use social media to let loved ones know they are alive

Mount Everest base camp after the avalanche

Nepal earthquake: Treacherous operation involving hundreds of rescuers to search for dozens of survivors on Mount Everest

At least 17 people have been confirmed dead after the avalanche swept through the base camp, where about 400 people were preparing to attempt the climb

Pontesford Hill, near Shrewsbury: the site of a Saxon battle

Shropshire villagers safeguard future of historic hill – by buying it for £240,000

Access to the hill, which hosts many popular walking routes, has been under threat in recent months after its private owner prevented public access

Home cooking is as popular as ever following the success of celebrity chefs on television

Britain's kitchens so filthy that they present a health risk, says new research

The research adds that household chefs commonly forget to wash their hands and drip germ-laden meat juices in places they should never be

Protests against Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff

Price of a scandal: Brazil's oil giant Petrobras in £11bn write-down

After a clear-out of executives and with dozens of politicians being investigated, the company's new chief has announced a clean start

Sir Jonathon Porritt: 'I think we’re still very stuck here in the UK because of the dominant position of the Big Six'

Big Six firms use influence to dictate energy policy, claims leading environmentalist

Sir Jonathon Porritt said the next government must break providers' dominance

The Green Party is the only mainstream party that wish to scrap fracking altogether

General Election 2015: Where the parties stand on the key environmental issues

With a major UN climate change conference coming up in Paris later this year the environment remains a key battle ground in the build up to the election

Petrofac blamed its increased costs on stormy weather and industrial action

Petrofac profit warning on more North Sea pain

Petrofac, which builds rigs and operates oilfields for others, said it would take a second huge charge – of £130m – against the massive gas plant it is building on Shetland for France’s Total

The Green Party's Caroline Lucas is defending the Brighton Pavilion seat

General Election 2015: Environmental campaigners back Caroline Lucas to retain the Green Party's only seat

Lucas is defending the tightly-contested Brighton Pavilion seat

Free cleans her daughter, Rosie, at the squatter camp established in June 2012 – they may have to up sticks

Eco-warriors facing eviction at Runnymede call on landowners to put them up amid plans to spread similar communities across region

Close to the spot where the Queen will mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta,  a new battle over rights is underway

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Joe Biden's 'tease tour'

Could the US Vice-President be testing the water for a presidential run?
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With the 'leisured society' a distant dream we're working longer and less regular hours than ever
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Bullying, betrayal, aggression – it may be just a board game, but the family that plays Diplomacy may never look at each other in the same way again
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Whether you’re teaching them to tell the time or putting the finishing touches to a nursery, there’s a ticker for that
Charlie Austin: Queens Park Rangers striker says ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

Charlie Austin: ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

After hitting 18 goals in the Premier League last season, the QPR striker was the great non-deal of transfer deadline day. But he says he'd preferred another shot at promotion
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How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
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'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
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The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
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Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
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Who is Oliver Bonas?

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Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

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Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones