Las Vegas declares turf war on lawns as drought worsens
Las Vegas is ripping up millions of square feet of grass - including greenery along the iconic strip – as the city struggles with a decades-long drought made worse by climate change. Lawmakers last year outlawed turf that is only decorative, and property owners across the city are replacing grass with a mix of artificial turf and desert-friendly plants. The law does not apply to golf courses or private houses, but new homes are not allowed to use real grass.
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