Tom Bawden

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

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The Pacific zone will cover 322,000 square miles

Budget 2015 – environment: UK to create the world’s largest marine reserve

The area in the Pitcairn Islands is twice as large as the British Isles

Tax on a typical North Sea oil field is now 50 per cent – as it was in 2010

Budget 2015: Struggling oil industry is thrown a £1.3bn lifeline in tax cuts

The industry welcomed the announcement in a crucial Budget for its survival

The £74m Riverside Museum in Glasgow saw visitor numbers increase by 42 per cent

Commonwealth Games: Glasgow gets a bumper year for tourism

City learns from London’s errors as Scotland tops the table for visitor growth

The Blue Tit is a strong contender for the title of Britain's National Bird

Britain's national bird: Red kite, puffin or robin? Voting opens to decide

Members of the public get the chance to choose our favourite feathered friend

Fields of dreams: the Grangemouth refining and petrochemical complex in Scotland, which Ineos hopes to power one day through shale energy extracted from under the neighbouring land

The leader of the frack takes a leap in the dark

Ineos made a statement of intent this week by striking the biggest deal yet seen in Britain to drill for shale gas. But there are doubts whether it will ever be viable or if environmentalists will ever be placated

The Environment Secretary Liz Truss has said the hunting ban should have been introduced in the first place.

Labour angered by Tory campaign to repeal hunting ban

Conservative Environment Secretary Liz Truss offers wholehearted support

Otis Ferry, of Vote-OK, a lobbying group to overturn the hunting
ban

Fox-hunting lobbyists fronted by Otis Ferry target backing of Tory candidates in stealth campaign

Exclusive: Vote-OK are offering to supply canvassers for those who promise to support a repeal of the ban

The Lovell Telescope listens to the night sky for radio signals from space at Jodrell Bank Observatory

Star wars: UK threatens to pull out of telescope project if Italy is named its HQ

BIS: "All things being equal… it makes no sense to transfer leadership"

A deforested area in the Amazon, Brazil

Explosion in Brazilian Amazon rainforest logging

"In just the past six months there has been an explosion"

Jodrell Bank Observatory: The giant Lovell Telescope - used for listening to radio signals from space - was completed in 1957
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Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor
How to make your own Easter egg: Willie Harcourt-Cooze shares his chocolate recipes

How to make your own Easter egg

Willie Harcourt-Cooze talks about his love affair with 'cacao' - and creates an Easter egg especially for The Independent on Sunday
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef declares barbecue season open with his twist on a tradtional Easter Sunday lamb lunch

Bill Granger's twist on Easter Sunday lunch

Next weekend, our chef plans to return to his Aussie roots by firing up the barbecue
Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

The England prop relives the highs and lows of last Saturday's remarkable afternoon of Six Nations rugby
Cricket World Cup 2015: Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?

Cricket World Cup 2015

Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?
The Last Word: Justin Gatlin knows the price of everything, the value of nothing

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Justin Gatlin knows the price of everything, the value of nothing