Cleaning up America's front lawn

Published at 2:38 p.m. on April 17, 2014 | Modified at 2:38 p.m. on April 17, 2014

The National Mall is the most visited of all of the nation's parks but a lack of sufficient upkeep has left America's front lawn looking like a dust bowl.The Trust for the National Mall is working in partnership with the National Park Service to put genetically engineered soil and grass on the mall to make more sustainable and resist wear and tear for years to come. (Medill DC)

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