Posted by: atowhee | January 26, 2012


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (DOA) has just issued a new map showing the planting zones for horticulture and farming.  It’s the first update in twenty years and shows the effects of global warming.  The DOA was stopped from issuing an update back in 2003 when the Cheney-Bush Admin tried to stop release of any data confirming global warming.  Now that federal science is under less political pressure to comply with a particular pro-business slant, the new maps have come out.

No surprise, the winters are warmer and many areas are now in slightly warmer zones requiring slightly less hardy plants.

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