elzebrook:

obviouslybenhughes:

jenniferrpovey:

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ
This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall
it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

Oh yes, acacia trees.
They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.
And, to make things fun, the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology.” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on.
And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.
Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.
So, this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.
Of course, before the “green revolution,” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).
This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.

THIS is an incredible display of human knowledge and ingenuity.

sustainable agriculture in action

elzebrook:

obviouslybenhughes:

jenniferrpovey:

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ

This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall

it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

Oh yes, acacia trees.

They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.

And, to make things fun, the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology.” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on.

And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.

Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.

So, this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.

Of course, before the “green revolution,” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).

This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.

THIS is an incredible display of human knowledge and ingenuity.

sustainable agriculture in action

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"im gonna go to bed at ten tonight"

someone who did not go to bed at ten and never will (via letsmakeloaf)

seriously considered this tonight

seriously did not make it to bed for the last three hours…

(Source: spicednuts, via yikesyikes)

So.

persephoneholly:

Ron Weasley gives free ice cream to kids. Harry Potter talks about the importance of feminism and gay rights. Hermione Granger is a UN Goodwill Ambassador for Women.

The heroes of my childhood became the heroes of my adulthood.

(via karlimeaghan)

smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Cowboy Silhouette
Photo by Bill Stipp (Burleson, Texas, USA); Weatherford, Texas, USA

smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Cowboy Silhouette

Photo by Bill Stipp (Burleson, Texas, USA); Weatherford, Texas, USA

flowergirlrobichiko:


thecatsmustbecrazy:

special delivery

BRING ME SCHRÖDINGER’S HEAD

flowergirlrobichiko:

thecatsmustbecrazy:

special delivery

BRING ME SCHRÖDINGER’S HEAD

(via iwasalotofthings)

My dearest one, my darling dear
Your mighty words astound me
But I’ve no need of mighty deeds
When I feel your arms around me

(Source: azullions, via wordsfromplaces)

dutchster:

existentialismandmakeup:

miikachu:

onlylolgifs:

High Five New York

See? Now this is a prank. Something silly and good intentioned and actually funny. Not groping poor, unsuspecting girls.

that sign is so accurate right now it’s scary

(via wordsfromplaces)

fishingboatproceeds:


Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson

Love this book so much. If you aren’t following the reblog book club as we read Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming, you really should be!

fishingboatproceeds:

Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson

Love this book so much. If you aren’t following the reblog book club as we read Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming, you really should be!

(Source: penguinteen)

"We don’t often talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes, but I can see that they are — and that when they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence."

Emma Watson (via yesdarlingido)

(via yesdarlingido)

feliscanis:

another malinois x husky puppy. i cannot even deal with these dark points right now bye girl

i want one!

feliscanis:

another malinois x husky puppy. i cannot even deal with these dark points right now bye girl

i want one!

(via wordsfromplaces)

sperklefert:

ittybitty-machine:

50flightsofstrong:

xxunlovelyxx:

asanaambitions:

therealcoleyy:

nachtbilder:

Justin Bartels - Impression (2012)

I can’t not reblog this.

This is the best thing on the Internet. We undress everyday and it shows us how confined we are. Those imprints show how uncomfortable we are throughout each day just to impress other people. We create prisons in our own clothes. We are a prisoner in a socially constructed idea of what is beautiful.

yes its back

This.

Amazing

I always assumed this only happened to fatties like me. Now I feel infinitely better.

(Source: likeafieldmouse, via natsandnatsandnats)

aseaofquotes:

Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

aseaofquotes:

Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

(via wordsfromplaces)

"I think we should have more sexual education. Can you imagine if we didn’t have driver’s ed and people drove cars like they saw in the movies? Porn is adult entertainment, not education."

James Deen (via afrometaphysics)

(Source: theneverbird, via bryarly)

medicalschool:

On September 15-16, 2012, a team of gynecological surgeons from the University of Gothenburg performed the world’s first mother-to daughter uterus transplantation, when two Swedish women received new wombs donated by their mothers. According to their release, the surgery resulted in no complications, and the donating mothers are up and walking. The first patient had her uterus removed in 1998 because of surgery for cervical cancer, while the second patient was born without a uterus. Prior to the procedure, each woman, both of whom are in their 30s, underwent IVF-treatments. So, assuming the procedure worked, these women might someday be able to give birth using the wombs in which they themselves were carried in.

WHHHHHAAAAAT?!