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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

Why the FAA Shut Down an Uber for Planes

jacobward.com — It seems sensible: private pilots with flight time on their hands offering passage to willing passengers on the Internet. And consider that while there are only 500 commercial airports in the country, there are 5000 regional airports - 10 times more available destinations. Nonetheless, the FAA has shut down Flytenow, a company offering flight-sharing services.

Solar Power Used to Drill Oil, Not Replace It

jacobward.com — A new project in Oman will be one of the largest solar fields in the world. But its purpose is to get more oil out of the ground. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOBGskpxcLk

A Climb Into the World’s Largest Trees

jacobward.com — The ancient trees are losing limbs and needles like scientists have never seen before. Jacob Ward follows researchers into the canopy to assess the double threat of climate change and drought on the world's largest organisms. http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/live-news/2015/9/california-drought-crippling-the-mighty-sequoias.html This entry was posted in Al Jazeera America and tagged filmed, Video.

How Ebola Workers Are Becoming Infected Despite Their Suits

jacobward.com — Jacob Ward models the critical mistake that puts aid workers at risk of infection. http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/live-news/2014/9/-ebola-protectivesuitsmaycausemoreharmthanhelptoaidworkers.html

Unidentified Pearl Harbor Remains Exhumed in Hawaii, Thanks to DNA Testing

jacobward.com — Families of the dead at Pearl Harbor - specifically, those men on the USS Oklahoma who lay together in unnamed graves - have finally won their battle with the Department of Defense to DNA test the unidentified remains. This entry was posted in Al Jazeera America and tagged filmed, Video.

The Brutal Fight Against Wildfires - and Climate Change - in Alaska

jacobward.com — We traveled to remote corners of Alaska to document the effects of climate change there - namely violent forest fires that dwarf anything the rest of the United States experiences. Alaska is warming twice as fast as the lower 48, and as its permafrost melts and its forests burn, it's giving off huge amounts of carbon, meaning...

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.
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Oct 05, 2015

BAY AREA // TONIGHT A few seats for my conversation with Dawkins have opened up in the loge, whatever that means. cityarts.net/event/richard-…

Oct 05, 2015

RT @juliaioffe: The Russian air force allowed Kremlin-owned RIA news agency to take some photos of its base in Latakia. meduza.io/en/galleries/2…

Oct 04, 2015

@7im The casual dismissal of the whole place is pretty astounding, after what reads like an afternoon here.

Oct 04, 2015

RT @stevesilberman: Anti-vaccine group annoyed that primate study it funded shows no link between vaccines and autism. newsweek.com/anti-vaxxers-a…

Oct 04, 2015

RT @ZeddRebel: Universal checks consistently get 90+% support across all groups. You can't get 90% of people to agree on puppies. twitter.com/pollreport/sta…

Oct 04, 2015

RT @sturdyAlex: 994 mass shootings in 1,004 days: this is what America's gun crisis looks like. Why do so many not get this? theguardian.com/us-news/ng-int…

Oct 03, 2015

@adedayofashanu @AlJazeera @ajam Thanks so much, I really appreciate it. We're trying to build something worthy of your attention.

Oct 03, 2015

@adedayofashanu @AlJazeera @ajam Thanks for the kind words. The study is by Adam Lankford at U of Alabama. He does dark, fascinating work.

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