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.

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Could experiments in the sky enlarge the ozone hole?

Countries that form a working group for the Montreal Protocol are expected to begin debating a proposal to examine the risks and benefits of geoengineering next month in Bangkok. These are solutions that might help cool an overheated planet if global efforts to reduce human-caused greenhouse gas emissions fall short.


Mystery solved: Superpollutant tracked to China

BOULDER, Colo. — Scientists, governments and environmental groups are focused on what may be the first global detective story about emissions. It's an effort to determine how many rogue businesses may have violated the Montreal Protocol by selling insulation containing a banned chemical that is 5,000 times more powerful as a global warmer than carbon dioxide.