Member-supported news for Southern California
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Support for KPCC comes from:

Drought plants may keep water use low, but temperatures high

Ways to Subscribe
Jeff keeps many succulents in his garden, such as these cacti.
Alana Rinicella
Jeff keeps many succulents in his garden, such as these cacti.

Many in California have replaced their lawns with succulent desert plants. But one USC professor believes that these plants may actually have adverse side-effects

Throughout Southern California, there are plenty of dry, brown lawns adorned with signs reading "doing our part to save water."

In the midst of a long drought, many Angelenos are trying to do their part on the conservation front by replacing their parched lawns with water saving plants. 

Now a study from the University of California suggests drought tolerant plants might actually be raising temperatures. 

George Ban-Weiss is one of the researchers behind the study. He joined Take Two with more.

Press the blue play button above to hear the full interview.

Stay Connected