Drive-by Planet: American drought zones: 50.3% of US counties designated ‘disasters’

The drought that has been impacting the U.S. goes from bad to worse. According to an article in the LA Times, American Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that disaster designations have been signed for 218 more counties in 12 states. This brings the year’s total to 1,584 counties in 32 states. That’s 50.3% of all ...