Tom Bawden

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

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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

35,000 Pacific walruses came ashore, unable to find sea ice

35,000 walruses huddle for safety in Alaska as sea ice melts

Ever-larger gatherings mirror the decline of summer sea ice in the Arctic, which is disappearing due to the warming climate

Grouse shooting is thought to be ruining the countryside in Northern England

Grouse shooting 'is warming planet' as peatlands burned to improve conditions for birds

Swathes of upland are 'Amazon of the UK' say researchers

Lord Lawson is a well-known climate sceptic

Lord Lawson and his climate change sceptics broke charity bias rules

Ex-Chancellor’s Global Warming Policy Foundation guilty of blurring fact and comment

The number of vertebrates, which make up the bulk of Earth’s visible animals, has dived by 52 per cent over the past 40 years.

The Earth’s vertebrate wildlife population has halved in 40 years, says conservation group WWF

Damage from climate change is destroying valuable habitats at a faster rate than previously thought

Eric Pickles is often to be seen down at the RSPB’s Rainham Marshes nature reserve in Kent

Birdwatcher MP Eric Pickles will not vote on ex-MoD site Lodge Hill - home to Britain’s biggest nightingale population

Eric Pickles is often to be seen down at the RSPB’s Rainham Marshes nature reserve in Kent

Rajendra Pachauri speaking at the opening of the United Nations Climate Summit 2014 at the United Nations in New York.

Global climate change expert 'optimistic' that world can curb global warming

New York declaration signed by 50 governments

The badger was found by an anti-cull patrol in the Somerset cull zone and taken to the Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre

Badger found shot in the abdomen is 'proof' that cull is inhumane, activists say

NFU disputes that 'badger 41' was shot during the cull

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