Tom Bawden

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

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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

Kim Dale with her dog Tilly, the first to have the DNA swab and a microchip fitted

The DNA database for canine excrement – in Barking

Forensic trail leads to a fixed penalty for offenders – but opinion among local dog owners is divided

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

UK wins fierce battle to house headquarters of world’s biggest radio telescope

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope will be so powerful it will allow scientists to look all the way back to the aftermath of the Big Bang

Building a third runway at Heathrow would increase the annual number of flights from 480,000 to 740,000

Heathrow expansion: Major blow for plans after court rules incoming government must make cutting air pollution top priority

The verdict could also lead to tight controls on diesel vehicles in Britain’s largest cities

BP chief executive Bob Dudley

Russia and weak oil price savage BP's profit

BP’s profits dived by 39 per cent in first quarter

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Isis in Syria: Influential tribal leaders hold secret talks with Western powers and Gulf states over possibility of mobilising against militants

Tribal gathering

Influential clans in Syria have held secret talks with Western powers and Gulf states over the possibility of mobilising against Isis. But they are determined not to be pitted against each other
Gaza, a year on from Operation Protective Edge: A growing population and a compromised and depleted aquifer leaves water in scarce supply for Palestinians

Gaza, a year on from Operation Protective Edge

A growing population and a compromised and depleted aquifer leaves water in scarce supply for Palestinians
Dozens of politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen linked to Indian bribery scandal die mysteriously

Illnesses, car crashes and suicides

Dozens of politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen linked to Indian bribery scandal die mysteriously
Srebrenica 20 years after the genocide: Why the survivors need closure

Bosnia's genocide, 20 years on

No-one is admitting where the bodies are buried - literally and metaphorically
How Comic-Con can make or break a movie: From Batman vs Superman to Star Wars: Episode VII

Power of the geek Gods

Each year at Comic-Con in San Diego, Hollywood bosses nervously present blockbusters to the hallowed crowd. It can make or break a movie
What do strawberries and cream have to do with tennis?

Perfect match

What do strawberries and cream have to do with tennis?
10 best trays

Get carried away with 10 best trays

Serve with ceremony on a tray chic carrier
Wimbledon 2015: Team Murray firing on all cylinders for SW19 title assault

Team Murray firing on all cylinders for title assault

Coaches Amélie Mauresmo and Jonas Bjorkman aiming to make Scot Wimbledon champion again
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - Vasek Pospisil must ignore tiredness and tell himself: I'm in the quarter-final, baby!

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Files

Vasek Pospisil must ignore tiredness and tell himself: I'm in the quarter-final, baby!
Ashes 2015: Angus Fraser's top 10 moments from previous series'

Angus Fraser's top 10 Ashes moments

He played in five series against Australia and covered more as a newspaper correspondent. From Waugh to Warne and Hick to Headley, here are his highlights
Greece debt crisis: EU 'family' needs to forgive rather than punish an impoverished state

EU 'family' needs to forgive rather than punish an impoverished state

An outbreak of malaria in Greece four years ago helps us understand the crisis, says Robert Fisk
Gaza, a year on from Operation Protective Edge: The traumatised kibbutz on Israel's front line, still recovering from last summer's war with Hamas

Gaza, a year on from Operation Protective Edge

The traumatised kibbutz on Israel's front line, still recovering from last summer's war with Hamas
How to survive electrical storms: What are the chances of being hit by lightning?

Heavy weather

What are the chances of being hit by lightning?
World Bodypainting Festival 2015: Bizarre and brilliant photos celebrate 'the body as art'

World Bodypainting Festival 2015

Bizarre and brilliant photos celebrate 'the body as art'
alt-j: A private jet, a Mercury Prize and Latitude headliners

Don't call us nerds

Craig Mclean meets alt-j - the math-folk act who are flying high