John Carey has been writing about science, technology, medicine, energy and the environment for more than 30 years. For most of that time, he was a senior correspondent in the Washington bureau of BusinessWeek.
His cover stories at BusinessWeek included the promise of optoelectronics, the sequencing of the human genome, business' response to the threat of climate change, the benefits of expensive oil, and the limitations of cholesterol-lowering drugs. He has covered the high-tech industry's agenda in Washington, fights over patent policy, concerns over U.S. competitiveness, tobacco regulation, biofuels, smart growth, AIDS, the bushmeat problem (people eating wildlife), and supercomputers, among many other topics. In pursuit of stories, he has chased sea otters in California and caught loons in Maine.