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Drought plants may keep water use low, but temperatures high




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

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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.

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