A new study shows small patches of shade and green can save water while avoiding urban heat island effect that makes public question xeriscaping
Water agencies in Western cities pledge drought savings. Some environmentalists want more.
A new coalition of Western city water agencies pledged to step up conservation efforts amid the 22-year megadrought draining the Colorado River. The environmental advocacy community diverged on how much to praise or blast the effort. Water providers in Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, Pueblo, Las Vegas and a Southern California umbrella group all pledged to […]
Aurora may ban sprawling lawns, new golf courses to save water. Other Denver-area cities could follow.
The climate-conscious, first-in-Colorado edicts proposed by the City of Aurora are clear: No new golf courses flooding grass with precious water. No grass in medians or decorative spots near offices. No home lawns sprawling out front and back — turf in backyards would max out at 750 square feet. But get ready, metropolitan water users […]