In times of drought, cities offer cash for grass.
Irrigation and fertilization use varies across and even within cities. Sustainable management plans must rely on a more targeted approach.
It may be better than the alternative, but it’s entirely disingenuous for producers and consumers to justify eating grass-fed beef on the essentialist grounds that it was “meant to be” that way.
To save water, some cities let residents replace grass lawns with artificial turf. Environmentalists call for xeriscaping. Aesthetes wince.