Tom Bawden

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

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Former England cricket captain Sir Ian Botham is part of a campaign group that has criticised the RSPB

The 'vampire squid': RSPB attacked by other conservationists for 'misusing funds'

RSPB claims campaigners are just angry at its stance on shooting

The government have been criticised for allowing “old, dirty coal stations” to qualify for subsidies

Government ‘allowing coal industry to get green subsidies’

The boss of Centrica says there is an ‘inherent paradox here’

Freshly caught swordfish lined up for sale inside Mogadishu's fish market

Small ocean fish are thriving while humans eat up all their predators

Major study shows impact of overfishing on sensitive marine ecosystems

Liz Truss at the Somerset Levels earlier this year

Dredging can make flooding worse, say activists

Dredging is “pointless” and largely ineffective, according to a coalition of environmental groups who are calling on the Government to scale down its preferred method of flood prevention.

An artist’s impression of TuNur solar farm in the Sahara desert

Saharan sun could provide energy for UK homes in £8bn plan to build 100 sq km solar farm - and a very long power cable

Proposed TuNur farm would host thousands of computer-controlled mirrors that track the sun and reflect the light back towards a central tower

Extensive damage to the Didcot B power station that was ablaze on Sunday night

Didcot power station fire: Electricity supplies now at a ‘one in three’ chance of falling short

British electricity supplies are now so stretched there is a one in three chance they will have to be limited this winter, the UK’s leading energy analyst has warned.

The attempt to force Britain’s Big Five banks into ending their £66bn involvement with 'dirty' energy marks a new direction for the growing divestment campaign, as part of which this month the University of Glasgow pledged to stop investing in fossil fuels

Divestment campaign urges customers to boycott banks which support fracking and fossil-fuel industry

Customers concerned about global warming are being urged to write to the banks threatening to withdraw their money

The Environment Secretary Liz Truss wants to see crops, not solar panels, in British fields

Environment Secretary Liz Truss under fire over plan to scrap solar farm subsidies

Government plan hopes to ensure that more agricultural land is dedicated to crops and food

BP calls for retrial over Deepwater Horizon disaster penalties

The oil giant had put aside more than $42 billion in provisions for spill

A blue shark seen off the coast of Azores, Portugal

Sharks have distinct 'social personalities', new study reveals

The key to unpicking a shark’s sociability is how they choose to keep safe when they are still juvenile

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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: ‘We give them hope. They come to us when no one else can help’

Christmas Appeal

Meet the charity giving homeless veterans hope – and who they turn to when no one else can help
Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

Just what you need on a New Year hangover...

Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
Cuba set to stage its first US musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

Claire Allfree finds out if the new production of Rent will hit the right note in Havana
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

Paul Scholes column

I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

So what must the red-rose do differently? They have to take the points on offer 
Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game