The Disaffected Lib: The USDA Knows Global Warming When It Sees It

It’s the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s business to monitor climate change and changing conditions for agriculture in America. That’s why the USDA has released an updated plant zone map informing the public what plants can be grown in what areas of the country.   Unfortunately the latest map, the first update since 1990, is already obsolete. ...

DeSmogBlog: Documents Reveal USDA Risking Lawsuits by Ignoring Own Staff On Fracking Mortgages Review

usda.png A major storm is brewing over the USDA’s sudden about-face on fracking and environmental laws. On Tuesday, the head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture pulled a 180-degree U-turn and decided to reverse the call made by his staff specialists, who advised that the agency immediately stop giving special exemptions from environmental laws to people ...