Monthly Archives: September 2012

Warming Temps Render New USDA Plant Hardiness Map Outmoded, Researcher Says

2012 U.S. Plant Hardiness Zone Map — Source: USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new Plant Hardiness Zone Map is already outdated, because it fails to reflect rising temperatures in recent years, says an educator at City College in New York. Continue reading

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State Clean-Energy Banks Can Reduce Reliance on Subsidies and Lower Costs, Report Says

New finance entities being developed by a handful of states to foster clean-energy development can reduce the dependence of such projects on federal subsidies and help lower costs, says a new report from the Brookings Institution. Continue reading