Thursday, August 26, 2010
Quote of the Day
"To own a green lawn, we'd have to groom it with chemicals that would kill beneficial plants and insects, ultimately seeping down into the aquifer so that our neighbors will eventually fill their sinks with traces of this broad-leaf defoliant, renowned for thinning Vietnamese jungles. Manicured green grass is an ecological desert, killing diversity and native species. Our views are not widely shared: The lawn care industry in North America grosses $25 billion per year." -- Jonathan Waterman, from his new book, "Running Dry," about the Colorado River.