Science Editor Tom Clarke's beat varies from the pharmaceutical industry to climate change.
Since joining Channel 4 News in 2003, he has covered energy and the environment in from the Arctic Circle, seen some of the world's most endangered whales in Russia's far East, and followed the growing pains of the UK's landmark Climate Change Bill.
Tom started out as a scientist studying insects in the America’s deep south. After leaving the lab, Tom trained in journalism in New York. He worked as a science producer for American National Public Radio before returning to the UK to work for the science magazine Nature.
Air quality alerts have been issued at bus stops, Tube stations and roadsides across London because of high pollution. The move comes as a new report calls for changes to motoring rules and infrastructure to help reduce vehicle emissions and improve health. But critics say the problem is not how we drive, but what we…
With temperatures tonight falling as low as minus nine, campaigners are warning that four million households in Britain are still struggling to afford heating, causing illness, anxiety and affecting their chances throughout life.
A major trial has shown no evidence that a new Alzheimer’s drug has succeeded in slowing memory loss.
2016 is set to become the warmest year on record. Global temperatures so far are 1.2 degrees above pre-industrial levels.The data has been released as climate scientists meet in Morocco to push ahead with the detail of the historic Paris climate agreement.
The election of Mr Trump has left many environmental campaigners fearful for the future. He’s called global warming a hoax and said he’d cancel the historic Paris Climate Agreement within 100 days of taking office.
If you head straight to your doctor when you get a sore throat, you are not alone. Last year, one point two million people did the same. But that puts extra pressure on surgeries and usually results in patients receiving antibiotics – even when those drugs won’t make any difference.
David Bowie appealed to a lot of people with a lot of peculiar leanings. And for those of us with a sciencey, spacey, creepy-crawly leaning, the connection was a powerful one.
Almost 30 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which turned the area around the plant into a no-go zone, scientists are involved in a unique experiment in how nature copes with radiation.
Perhaps the only good thing about the story of Ashya King, taken to Prague by his parents in 2014 to treat a brain tumour, is that it raised the profile of childhood cancers in the UK.
Now they’ve re-established contact with their probe – missing, believed dead for seven months – they now find themselves at the centre of the greatest comeback story in the history of robots in space.