Tom Bawden

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

i Newspaper
 
TheIPaper
The Independent around the web
About 50 flashes of lightning are generated every second across the world

How to survive electrical storms: What are the chances of being hit by lightning?

After two men died from lightning strikes at the weekend, Tom Bawden explains the science of storms – and busts some myths about what we should do to stay safe

Craig Bennett, Friends of the Earth’s new chief executive

Green movement must escape its 'white, middle-class ghetto', says Friends of the Earth chief Craig Bennett

Exclusive: Craig Bennett says there is 'huge potential' to engage wider audience

UN assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change, Janos Pasztor, speaking at the World Summit - Climate and Territories on Wednesday

UN climate change chief spokesman tells charities to stop complaining about global warming

Instead, Janos Pasztor suggests they come up with more workable solutions

A shared space scheme near a cluster of museums on Exhibition Road, London

Cars and pedestrians don't mix well, concludes study into shared-space schemes

Former Paralympian calls for an immediate moratorium on all such schemes

The Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010 claimed 11 lives and led to millions of barrels of oil polluting the sea. The total bill now stands at $53.8bn

Gulf of Mexico oil spill: BP finally gets disaster closure with $18.7bn payout

Oil giant settles last federal and state claims in deal that sets record but cheers investors

Not for shale: An anti-fracking protest in Preston earlier this year

House prices near fracking sites could fall by up to 7 per cent, government report warns

Fracking could also worsen traffic congestion, noise and air quality, and may not bring many jobs to an area in the longer term, it says

Houses built on land formerly designated as Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), in Newhaven, East Sussex

More than 2,000sq km of British countryside lost to development in six years

Forests, farmland and wetlands are being cleared to make way for new housing, mineral extraction, golf courses and wind farms

The proposed site for the York Potash Mine near Whitby in the North York Moors National Park

North York Moors: ‘Test case’ national park mining project gets go-ahead

Members voted 8 to 7 in favour of the development, despite opposition from 29 environmental groups

Protesters celebrate victory in Lancashire

Lancashire councillors' decision to reject fracking 'a serious setback for shale gas in UK'

The decision by local councillors to reject the plans defies clear advice from their legal and planning advisors to wave them through

An ‘Alice in Wonderland’ garden at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in Surrey

Soil erosion a major threat to Britain's food supply, says Government advisory group

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) report says the UK will be in danger of producing less food in the coming decades

Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
SPONSORED FEATURES

Day In a Page

The Silk Roads that trace civilisation: Long before the West rose to power, Asian pathways were connecting peoples and places

The Silk Roads that trace civilisation

Long before the West rose to power, Asian pathways were connecting peoples and places
House of Lords: Outcry as donors, fixers and MPs caught up in expenses scandal are ennobled

The honours that shame Britain

Outcry as donors, fixers and MPs caught up in expenses scandal are ennobled
When it comes to street harassment, we need to talk about race

'When it comes to street harassment, we need to talk about race'

Why are black men living the stereotypes and why are we letting them get away with it?
International Tap Festival: Forget Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - this dancing is improvised, spontaneous and rhythmic

International Tap Festival comes to the UK

Forget Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - this dancing is improvised, spontaneous and rhythmic
War with Isis: Is Turkey's buffer zone in Syria a matter of self-defence – or just anti-Kurd?

Turkey's buffer zone in Syria: self-defence – or just anti-Kurd?

Ankara accused of exacerbating racial division by allowing Turkmen minority to cross the border
Doris Lessing: Acclaimed novelist was kept under MI5 observation for 18 years, newly released papers show

'A subversive brothel keeper and Communist'

Acclaimed novelist Doris Lessing was kept under MI5 observation for 18 years, newly released papers show
Big Blue Live: BBC's Springwatch offshoot swaps back gardens for California's Monterey Bay

BBC heads to the Californian coast

The Big Blue Live crew is preparing for the first of three episodes on Sunday night, filming from boats, planes and an aquarium studio
Austin Bidwell: The Victorian fraudster who shook the Bank of England with the most daring forgery the world had known

Victorian fraudster who shook the Bank of England

Conman Austin Bidwell. was a heartless cad who carried out the most daring forgery the world had known
Car hacking scandal: Security designed to stop thieves hot-wiring almost every modern motor has been cracked

Car hacking scandal

Security designed to stop thieves hot-wiring almost every modern motor has been cracked
10 best placemats

Take your seat: 10 best placemats

Protect your table and dine in style with a bold new accessory
Ashes 2015: Alastair Cook not the only one to be caught in The Oval mindwarp

Cook not the only one to be caught in The Oval mindwarp

Aussie skipper Michael Clarke was lured into believing that what we witnessed at Edgbaston and Trent Bridge would continue in London, says Kevin Garside
Can Rafael Benitez get the best out of Gareth Bale at Real Madrid?

Can Benitez get the best out of Bale?

Back at the club he watched as a boy, the pressure is on Benitez to find a winning blend from Real's multiple talents. As La Liga begins, Pete Jenson asks if it will be enough to stop Barcelona
Athletics World Championships 2015: Beijing witnesses new stage in the Jessica Ennis-Hill and Katarina Johnson-Thompson heptathlon rivalry

Beijing witnesses new stage in the Jess and Kat rivalry

The last time the two British heptathletes competed, Ennis-Hill was on the way to Olympic gold and Johnson-Thompson was just a promising teenager. But a lot has happened in the following three years
Jeremy Corbyn: Joining a shrewd operator desperate for power as he visits the North East

Jeremy Corbyn interview: A shrewd operator desperate for power

His radical anti-austerity agenda has caught the imagination of the left and politically disaffected and set a staid Labour leadership election alight
Isis executes Palmyra antiquities chief: Defender of ancient city's past was killed for protecting its future

Isis executes Palmyra antiquities chief

Robert Fisk on the defender of the ancient city's past who was killed for protecting its future