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obviouslybenhughes:

jenniferrpovey:

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

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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.
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phantomdoodler:

once some guy rejected me because I was supposedly too loud, not serious enough, and too smart for him 

and I was mad that he was being a total dickhead, but I was also really really happy because that meant that I was outgoing, funny, and intelligent and even when someone was trying to imply that those were bad things, it was really great to see that all those qualities I strive so hard for were recognizable to other people 

I think I may have some issues with recognition, lol

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korrakun:

my favorite college experience is when i had a 7am class and the kid next to me literally poured a monster energy drink into his coffee said “i’m going to die” and drank the whole thing

h3llomiko:

Some Sailor Moon lineart~ I’ve been doing a lot of collaboration pieces lately so it’s basically all lineart XD I really like lineart tho~~
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thievinghippo:

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I think out of all the races in Mass Effect the Volus are my least favorite. I think there’s only one or two in the whole trilogy that isn’t whiny and cowardice. Does anyone actually like the Volus?

HOLD UP.

Someone talking shit…

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tachibanamakotos:

*becomes educated on issues and learns not to use slurs* *literally everyone u come in contact with uses said slurs and u cringe*

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bioticbootyshaker:

it’s very easy to forget that the entire fandom isn’t made up of the little corner you find yourself in. so when you see folk making spaces for themselves over here and you’re like “well EVERYONE loves ___” no, no they don’t. this is why we’re over here. 

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