Jody May

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Firefighter numbers 'will need to double by 2030 as climate change bites'

Climate Council's first report says more professionals will be needed to keep pace with growing population and bushfire risk<p>Australian fire services will need to double their numbers of boots on the ground by 2030 to cope with the increased bushfire risk caused by climate change, a new report …

Arctic Ice Melt Tied To Heat Waves And Downpours In U.S., Europe And Elsewhere, Study Suggests

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle<p>OSLO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - A thaw of Arctic ice and snow is linked to worsening summer heatwaves and downpours thousands of miles south in Europe, the United States and other areas, underlying the scale of the threat posed by global warming, scientists said on …

China Looks To Bring Hammer Of Justice Down On Organized Activism

Xu Zhiyong, who has also pushed for greater civil rights, was formally arrested in August in a case that has exposed shortcomings in the government's drive against deep-rooted corruption.<p>Western governments have sparred repeatedly with Beijing over human rights and both the United States and …

Tech unites on NSA eavesdropping

Apple, Google, Facebook and other top technology companies on Monday took their strongest stance to date against sweeping government surveillance that collects vast amounts of data — but they also urged countries not to react to U.S. snooping by walling off the Internet.<p>The three industry giants — …

Your Questions About The American Health Care Act

With a new White House push to promote the Affordable Care Act well underway, the question is whether an improved HealthCare.gov site and onslaught of positive talking points will be enough to bolster Senate Democrats facing tough races in 2014.<p>One re-election fight to watch is Democratic Sen. …