Newspaper Articles – H. Sterling Burnett

Genetic Modification May Defeat Fruit Fly Pests

A genetically engineered fruit fly may be an effective form of pest control, new research indicates.

Urban Heat Islands Hot and Getting Hotter

Climate Change Weekly #136

Denton, Texas City Council Rejects Fracking Ban

The city council of Denton, Texas rejected a proposed citywide ban on producing oil and natural gas through hydraulic fracturing techniques.

EPA Blames Texas for Illinois Air Pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is blaming power plants in Texas for Illinois air pollution and is using the accusation to justify restrictions on Texas power plants.

Native Americans Protest Eagle Deaths at Wind Farms

In the face of continued raptor deaths and the Obama administration’s ongoing efforts to encourage new industrial wind farm developments, American Indian tribes are becoming increasingly vocal oppo

Study: Banning Plastic Grocery Bags Does Not Cut Disposal Costs

Banning plastic grocery bags does not reduce disposal and recycling costs, a study of several U.S. cities shows.

Hawaii Is at the Forefront of Genetically Modified Crops

When people think of Hawaii, they probably imagine beautiful sunsets over white sand beaches, bountiful waves, colorful clothing, and spasmodic volcanos.

USDA Approves Roundup-Ready Sugar Beets

After more than a decade of study, approval, court hearings, and more study, the U.S.