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Science and Technology Correspondent, Al Jazeera America — Al Jazeera
As seen in:  Al Jazeera, Popular Science

Sci-tech correspondent for Al Jazeera America. Former editor-in-chief of Popular Science. Data, darkness, the exploded view. jacob.ward@aljazeera.net

How Should Police Treat the Mentally Ill?

jacobward.com — An estimated quarter of everyone who died either in police custody or due to police actions so far this year were mentally ill. Now one family's tragedy, which has gone all the way to the Supreme Court, could compel law enforcement to develop new tactics under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Aug 31, 2015

The case of Teresa Sheehan could drastically alter the way police treat the mentally ill from now on. jacobward.com/2015/08/28/how…

A Rafting “Wake” for the Animas River

jacobward.com — On the same day the Environmental Protection Agency announced that the Department of the Interior would be running an independent investigation into the Gold King Spill, boaters in Durango, Colorado celebrated the reopening of the river with mixed feelings. And no wonder, as facts about the ongoing toxic legacy of mining in Colorado emerge.

Colorado Town Readies for More Toxic Spills

jacobward.com — The town of Durango, Colorado, is a mecca for fishing and boating, and yet even the most casual connection to the river here means dealing with the upstream reality: the mines in this area constantly leak dangerous heavy metals into the water. http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/live-news/2015/8/colorado-community-seeks-return-to-normalcy-after-spill.html This entry was posted in Al Jazeera America and tagged filmed, Video.

Pesticides in Hawaii, Part Two

jacobward.com — When the island of Kauai tried to pass a county ordinance governing the use of industrial pesticides on the island, they found themselves up against the legal might of the biggest chemical companies in the world. http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/live-news/2015/6/residents-of-hawaian-community-fear-they-are-being-poisoned-by-pesticides.html This entry was posted in Al Jazeera America and tagged filmed, Video.

The Invisible Wounds of Children Exposed to Gunfire

jacobward.com — New technology is revealing that the United States is awash in gunfire - perhaps four or five times more shooting incidents, and 25 to 50 more bullets fired, than prior estimates calculated. And a burgeoning area of science is revealing that children exposed to it will often not only suffer a lifetime of mental difficulties,...

The Firefighter’s Universal Language

jacobward.com — A look inside arguably the world's best crisis-management system: ICS, which allows firefighters to arrive in a place they've never been and join other departments they've never met to fight wildfires in minutes. http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/live-news/2015/8/thousands-now-battling-27-major-wildfires-in-california.html This entry was posted in Al Jazeera America and tagged filmed, Video. Bookmark the permalink.

Wildfires in California Wreaking Havoc

jacobward.com — Jacob Ward gets an up close look at the flames that have made thousands evacuate and burned thousands of acres https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yz1XWjfeqI

The Terrifying Danger of Oil Derailments

jacobward.com — Fire fighters are preparing for the unimaginable: 30,000-gallon oil tankers exploding in their towns. A look at the dangers of oil by rail, an ill-considered side effect of the fracking boom. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZEDtEEghFs This entry was posted in Al Jazeera America and tagged filmed, Video. Bookmark the permalink.

Killed By Police, But No One Is Watching

jacobward.com — There is no federal database that tracks violent encounters with the police, much less incidents in which civilians die at the hands of law enforcement. So a handful of citizen activists are trying to keep track of the data themselves. http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/Ali-Velshi-On-Target/articles/2015/5/28/No-data-on-how-many-killed-by-police-in-America.html This entry was posted in Al Jazeera America and tagged filmed, Video.

Cannabis Science Gets Green Light from White House

jacobward.com — The White House just streamlined the approval process for marijuana research. We looked at the regulatory limbo that has stalled true cannabis science until now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M2PWjBhhPU
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Aug 31, 2015

The case of Teresa Sheehan could drastically alter the way police treat the mentally ill from now on. jacobward.com/2015/08/28/how…

Aug 31, 2015

In 2013, 16K people died of Rx opioid #overdose, 8K of heroin, and a miracle drug kept 8K others who had OD'ed alive. cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/m…

Aug 31, 2015

@WajahatAli Your amnesia will fade. The panic of responsibility will not. You will also become a vector of disease. But oh the snuggling.

Aug 31, 2015

RT @michikokakutani: 3D cameras given out in bid to preserve ancient sites threatened by ISIS; to be used w. 3D printers to build replicas bbc.com/news/uk-340855…

Aug 30, 2015

Internal convo at @AJAM and @AJE re: the terms "illegal", "undocumented," etc. Spirited, thoughtful, and again makes me proud to work here.

Aug 29, 2015

"A culture of righteous entitlement...a fringe thing feels mainstream when you find enough people who participate." gq.com/story/sugar-da…

Aug 28, 2015

The shooting of Teresa Sheehan, which went back to court today, could change how police treat the mentally ill. youtu.be/pSJYE5mrFts


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