Worried About the Environment? Then You Should Probably Let Your Lawn Die

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That’s the conclusion of Laura Vanderkam, who notes that there are 21 million acres of grass in the U.S. that wouldn’t exist without the aid of human labor, water supplies, and pesticides. (Via USA Today)

TIME’s Bryan Walsh soaks up the findings over at Ecocentric: “Thanks to climate change, growing populations and growing consumption—especially in naturally dry cities—we can expect the water crisis to get worse over time. Given that challenge, maybe losing the lawn isn’t the worst idea ever.” Read Bryan’s full take here.