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June 20, 2011

Good Water: No More Front Lawns

Today The Story begins a week-long exploration of water. We start by checking in with Charles Fishman, author of The Big Thirst. He's concluded that problem is not water - it's us. Without our polluting it, and overusing it, we wouldn't have to worry so much about the shortages facing all of us in the future.

Also, when you think of Las Vegas, you might assume that making a city green in a desert would be a tale of colossal waste. There may be some truth to that, but Pat Mulroy will surprise you. She manages the city's water, and she's had a lot of success getting people to pull out their grass and dramatically cut back on water use.

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