Urban parks: a global warming downer?
Institute of the Environment Researcher Stephanie Pincetl is quoted in LA Times Environment Blog Greenspace.
New research has found that in Southern California greenhouse gas emissions might be lower if lawns did not exist.
"Irrigating trees in urban Southern California reduces the heat island effect," said Stephanie Pincetl, author of "Transforming California: A Political History of Land Use and Development." "Lawns have no such benefits and contribute to water pollution because they are heavily fertilized.”
To read the entire post by Margot Roosevelt, click here.
Stephanie Pincetl is Director of The Urban Center for People and the Environment.
Published: Monday, February 22, 2010