Tom Bawden

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

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Ukraine has run up huge debts to Russia over natural gas imports

Gas imports from Russia's Gazprom giant to soar after new Centrica deal

Britain’s dependence on Russian energy is set to grow

A drilling rig arrives in Port Angeles, Washington, last month, ready to be towed to the Arctic

Arctic oil drilling: Shell sets its sights on Alaska - but drilling in such a remote region is risky

The region is regarded as the major untapped source of hydrocarbons, with estimates suggesting it could hold as much as a fifth of the planet's undiscovered oil and gas

The study of chacma baboons showed they tended to keep to similar social groupings

Baboons are aping humans in their social interactions, study finds

The animals hang out with those of similar age, rank and personality

The Scout Moor Wind Farm in Rochdale, the South Pennines. The Government insists renewable energy must be ‘cost-effective’, and advocates fear that support will be cut

Tory victory a huge blow to UK green energy industry, campaigners warn

The new government plans to scrap subsidies for renewable power; champion development of polluting shale gas; and make significant cuts to spending

The case involves two chimps being held at a university

US court could give chimpanzees rights as persons

Professor Steven Wise believes chimps are being unlawfully detained in zoos and research labs and deserve to be granted 'personhood'

A victorious Caroline Lucas has perfectly summed up how negative our politics is

Only Green MP says 'there is not a moment to lose'

Caroline Lucas (right), the former party leader, handed over the reins to Natalie Bennett nearly three years ago

General Election 2015: The Green party and the 'surge' that never was

How the Green party went from hero to zero following some pretty awful interviews

Revealed: The shocking amount of resources needed to make products such as mobile phones, coffee and T-shirts

Smartphones, the report claimed, use nearly 13 tons of water when being manufactured

The Green Party candidate Caroline Lucas campaigning on the streets of Brighton

General Election 2015: Greens ‘still talking about the environment’, says Caroline Lucas

Ms Lucas, named MP of the Year in 2014, rebutted accusations that the party had failed to talk enough about the environment in its election campaigning

A Greenpeace activist holds a poster against alleged coal scams near the Indian Parliament in New Delhi

Greenpeace's operation in India facing closure after government freezes its bank account

Experts point out the development was alarming both for India and for campaigning worldwide

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Syria civil war: Meet the military commander who says his soldiers will not rest until every inch of their war torn country is free of Islamist 'terrorists'

‘We won’t stop until Syria is back to normal’

Near the front lines with Islamist-controlled towns where Assad’s troops were besieged just last month, Robert Fisk meets a commander confidently preparing his soldiers for battle
Fifa corruption: Strip Qatar of the World Cup? Not likely

Strip Qatar of the World Cup? Not likely

But if a real smoking gun is found, that might change things, says Tom Peck
Twenty two years later Jurassic Park series faces questions over accuracy of the fictional dinosaurs in it

Tyrannosaurus wrecked?

Twenty two years on, Jurassic Park faces questions over accuracy
The inside story of how Bill Clinton built a $2bn global foundation may undermine Hillary's chances

The inside story of how Bill Clinton built a $2bn global foundation...

... and how it may undermine Hillary's chances in 2016
Genes greatly influence when and how many babies a woman will have, study finds

Mother’s genes play key role in decision to start a family

Study's findings suggest that human fertility is still evolving
12 best olive oils

Extra-virgin, cold-press, early-harvest, ultra-premium: 12 best olive oils

Choosing an olive oil is a surprising minefield. Save yourself the hassle with our handy guide
Rafa Benitez Real Madrid unveiling: New manager full of emotion at Bernabeu homecoming

Benitez full of emotion at Bernabeu homecoming

There were tears in the former Liverpool manager’s eyes as he was unveiled as Real Madrid coach. But the Spaniard knows he must make tough decisions if he is to succeed
England can win the Ashes – and Elvis Presley will present the urn

England can win the Ashes – and Elvis will present the urn

In their last five Test, they have lost two and drawn two and defeated an India side last summer who thought that turning up was competing, says Stephen Brenkley
Sepp Blatter resignation: The beginning of Fifa's long road to reform?

Does Blatter's departure mean Fifa will automatically clean up its act?

Don't bet on it, says Tom Peck
Charles Kennedy: The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

Charles Kennedy was consistently a man of the centre-left, dedicated to social justice, but was also a champion of liberty and an opponent of the nanny-state, says Baroness Williams
Syria civil war: The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of this endless conflict

The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of Syria's endless civil war

Sahar Qanbar lost her mother and brother as civilians and government soldiers fought side by side after being surrounded by brutal Islamist fighters. Robert Fisk visited her
The future of songwriting: How streaming is changing everything we know about making music

The future of songwriting

How streaming is changing everything we know about making music
William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

Recognition at long last

Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
Beating obesity: The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters

Beating obesity

The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters
9 best women's festival waterproofs

Ready for rain: 9 best women's festival waterproofs

These are the macs to keep your denim dry and your hair frizz-free(ish)