Tom Bawden

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

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A sign asking politicians to help with the drought in California, where reservoirs are at record low levels and many fields have been left unplanted

No rain for decades: Stand by for the ‘megadroughts’, scientists warn

Parts of the world could face decades without rainfall because of global warming

Fear over Russian gas switch-off sees EU states stockpile supplies

For the first time ever, Europe’s collective storage tanks are almost full

The South Downs National Park Authority’s planning committee turned down Celtique

Victory for anti-frackers as planning authorities block South Downs application

Celtique Energie boss threatens to appeal

The expansion of palm oil plantations in Indonesia has increased greenhouse gas emissions

Carbon dioxide accumulates as seas and forests struggle to absorb

Carbon dioxide is being accumulated in the atmosphere at the fastest rate since records began, as scientists warn that the oceans and forests may have absorbed so much CO2 that their crucial function as “carbon sinks” is now severely threatened.

Plants can deal much better with changes in climate than previously thought

Non-native species found thriving in the USA

Chris Packham describes himself as a ‘pragmatic conservationist’

TV naturalist Chris Packham: 'Let hunters kill deer and mink for a fee'

The self-confessed 'pragmatic conservationist', says he abhors the idea of killing any animal for fun, but insists there is logic in his plan

Spreading their wings: the next generation of young conservationists

Twelve-year-old Findlay Wilde is credited with playing a key role in raising awareness about the endangered hen harrier bird of prey.

BP shares plunge as US judge finds it ‘grossly negligent’ on Gulf of Mexico oil spill

US court's decision could add as much as $15bn to its costs for the disaster

Threat of electricity brown-out grows as nuclear reactors stay offline

British electricity supplies are now so stretched there is a one in 10 chance of a “brown-out” this winter, the UK’s leading energy analyst has warned.

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New 'food crime unit' to be set up in the wake of horsemeat scandal

Food police will investigate organised criminals' counterfeit food

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In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence
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Despite PR disaster of free U2 album
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Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
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