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.
It is one of the world’s remotest places – and one of the world’s biggest dustbins. The tiny Henderson Island in the South Pacific has become inundated with millions of pieces of discarded plastic. Marine scientists say it’s evidence of the “grotesque” extent of pollution.
The company cheated engine emissions tests, but despite the scandal which engulfed the VW group, the boss of its subsidiary, Seat, has told this programme it will be sticking with diesel cars for the foreseeable future.
It was a good day to bury the Government’s long awaited plans to clamp down on toxic air pollution, tackling things like old polluting diesel cars and buses. Campaigners called it feeble, toothless and inadequate.
The High Court has thrown out a government attempt to delay publication of its plans to tackle illegal air pollution until after the General Election. Campaigners have pressed the government for years to draw up a strategy to improve air quality. Now Mr Justice Garnham has ruled that the draft plan MUST be made public…
A new study explains for the first time how nanoparticles, like those in diesel exhaust fumes, cause heart disease and strokes by lodging in inflamed blood vessels.
The Government has defended the decision not to publish plans to reduce toxic levels of air pollution until after the election.
Scientists working on Alzheimer’s say two drugs already in use for other conditions could stop brain cells dying off.
The phrase stiff upper lip might have been invented for the royal family. So when Prince Harry talked candidly and emotionally about coming close to a breakdown after the death of his mother, he was praised for making a big contribution to ending the taboo around men’s mental health.
A High Court judge has ruled that life support can be withdrawn from a sick baby with a rare genetic condition, against his parents’ wishes.
More than two thirds of the coral in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is experiencing “shocking” amounts of bleaching. Tom Clarke talks to Christiana Figueres, the former UN climate change chief.
While nests are protected, that’s not always easy when trees have to be cut down – something Network Rail says is vital to running a safe and efficient railway. But what more could more be done to save them?
It’s billed as the most ambitious and toughest anti-pollution plan the world has ever seen. Polluting vehicles will have to pay between £12.50 and £100 to enter central London, in an effort to tackle the toxic gases that are threatening our health.
Leaving aside the nature of Britain after Brexit what about Britain’s nature?
He says it will put thousands of people back to work and reduce America’s reliance on imported fuel. But critics say that Donald Trump is ripping up a series of important protections against global warming.
Some of the injured were taken to St Thomas’ Hospital and our correspondent Tom Clarke is there now.