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


Tiny satellites are new in climate research

A new space race is underway, featuring tiny satellites that are about the size of a half-gallon milk carton. Placing large numbers of them in orbit will allow their sensors to measure atmospheric conditions with a precision that could vastly improve future predictions of weather and climate change.


Inventors search for 'missing link' in renewable energy

GOLDEN, Colo. — What may become one of the most disruptive renewable energy experiments in recent history is taking shape behind a building here in an assemblage of girders, pipes and tanks. It's called a bioreactor, but has the look of an unfinished project built with pieces from a giant erector set.


Exposing the oceans' climate change secrets

In the 1990s, scientists were scrambling to fill a huge gap in the systems that measure the Earth's warming climate. Space satellites suggested the missing pieces might be found in the vast expanses of the world's oceans, which store more than 90 percent of the heat the planet receives from space.