John Fialka



John was the founding editor of Climatewire. He's now a reporter working on special projects, based in Denver, Colo. He's a former reporter with The Wall Street Journal, where he covered a wide variety of issues for the Washington bureau. He also served abroad as the lead reporter for the Journal in the first Gulf War and in the London bureau, during the waning days of the Cold War. He has written four books and is the co-founder of SOAR!, a group that has raised more than $10 million to help retired Catholic sisters and brothers.

Latest Stories


Heavy monsoons could ease fires, crop problems in Southwest

The National Weather Service predicts the arrival of a wetter-than-normal monsoon season over the Southwest in early July will ease an exceptional drought in the Four Corners area of the Southwest that has caused widespread wildfires along with livestock and crop problems.


More gas is leaking than previously estimated — study

A new study by the Environmental Defense Fund and a team of university scientists estimates that the U.S. oil and gas industry emits 13 million metric tons of methane into the atmosphere each year, losing $2 billion annually from over 400 leak-prone drilling and processing facilities.