Tom Arup

Tom Arup

Tom Arup is the environment editor for The Age.

Bio-energy to reduce emissions

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Tom Arup Technologies that suck greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere, surveyed this week in a major report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, could play a significant role in cutting...

UN calls for drastic action to stop climate change

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Nick Miller, Berlin and Tom Arup The world must take radical steps to combat climate change, and begin right away – but if it does, the cost of a greener, healthier future will be surprisingly small.

Green tech revolution needed to avoid climate change dangers, says Nicholas Stern

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Peter Hannam and Tom Arup Lord Nicholas Stern, author of a landmark 2006 study on climate change, says his conclusion global output could dive 5-20 per cent without action to curb greenhouse gases was an underestimate.

Time running out to beat climate change, UN warns

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Tom Arup and Peter Hannam At least half the world's energy supply will have to come from low-carbon sources by 2050, major UN climate change assessment will say.

Climate change: Time is running out, UN report warns

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Tom Arup, Peter Hannam At least half the world's energy supply will need to come from low-carbon sources such as wind, solar and nuclear by 2050, as part of the drastic action needed to cut greenhouse gases to relatively...

IPCC report finds world might be irreversibly changed

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Tom Arup Climate change is already being felt in all corners of the globe and some parts of the natural world may already be irreversibly changed, a major assessment by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on...

Temperature rise could hit coffee drinkers in hip pocket

Tom Arup, Stephanie Wood The latte sippers of the inner city may not be the communities most threatened by climate change, but the latest UN scientific assessment of global warming's impacts suggests they will not go...

Climate change: Time bomb ticks as the Earth heats

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Tom Arup Rich and poor countries are still unprepared for many of the threats posed by climate change, a major UN assessment of the impact of global warming to be released on Monday will warn.

Environmentalists take government to court over Barrier Reef plans

Tom Arup Environmentalists will launch court action against the Abbott government and its decision to allow dredging and spoil dumping in Great Barrier Reef waters for the expansion of coal export terminals.

Cattle return to Alpine National Park

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Tom Arup Cattle have returned to the Alpine National Park for the first time in three years, with animals released in recent days under the Napthine government's grazing trial.

'Green tape' can prevent black days and red faces

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Tom Arup If you ever wanted an illustration of what green tape is supposed to prevent, then catch a train to Morwell today and take a deep breath.

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Greg Hunt approves Victorian Alpine National Park cattle grazing trial

Cattle grazing on the Drago High Plains.

Tom Arup Cattle grazing will return to Victoria's Alpine National Park after federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt approved a state government trial to have 60 to 300 cows in the park.

Environment commissioner Kate Auty quits, drops bucket

Kate Auty

Tom Arup Victoria's environment commissioner has quit and hit out at the Napthine government's attitude on climate change, saying bureaucrats told her they were directed to refrain from even using the term.

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Link between wind farms and health problems rejected by research review

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Tom Arup There is no reliable or consistent evidence that wind farms directly causes human health problems, a major draft review by Australia's leading medical research body has found.

Royal Society favours park to protect possums

Tom Arup The state's pre-eminent scientific organisation, the Royal Society of Victoria, has thrown its support behind the push for a new national park on Melbourne's doorstep to protect Leadbeater's possums...

Victorian government's Snowy Hydro promise remains on hold

Snowy Hydro story,The Snowy Hydro in the Snowy Mountains is set to be sold by the Federal,NSW and Victorian for an estimated 3billion dollars.pic shows the water pipes at the Tumut Power Station in Talbingo.  1st june 2006  pic chris lane/cjl

Tom Arup The state government has refused to commit to its election promise to change the Victorian constitution to ensure the Snowy Hydro scheme is never privatised.

Prospectors get green light to search in national parks

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Tom Arup Weekend gold and gem hunters will be allowed to operate in more national parks in Victoria after the state government gave the green light for eight areas to be opened up.

Great Barrier Reef: Governments say world heritage site not in danger from development

Tom Arup Australia has argued it is making substantial progress on the United Nations' requests for better protection of the Great Barrier Reef and that it should not be listed among world heritage sites ''in...

We're failing to protect the reef, activists claim

The Great Barrier Reef.

Tom Arup Australia is failing to meet United Nations' conditions to better protect the Great Barrier Reef and keep it off a list of world heritage sites deemed 'in danger', an assessment by environment groups...

Major El Nino events likely to double in next century

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Tom Arup The worst El Nino weather events, which are linked to devastating natural disasters and reduced Australian rainfall, will double with dangerous climate change, research has found.