warmbrightwings:

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jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

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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 wow, this is fantastic!

This is actually not the most interesting part! The original idea, and what they tried to do in China, is just what a green wall sounds like — bring a bunch of trees, plant them, go home. But the thing is that planting, like, a temperate monoculture forest in a dry area is not all that effective a way to stop desertification. What IS effective, though, is to adopt methods of farming that incorporate and nurture indigenous trees where they grow in the fields. It’s called agroforestry and it’s better for stopping desertification and it’s better for the farmers. Here’s a NYT article about it.

warmbrightwings:

daggerpen:

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 wow, this is fantastic!

This is actually not the most interesting part! The original idea, and what they tried to do in China, is just what a green wall sounds like — bring a bunch of trees, plant them, go home. But the thing is that planting, like, a temperate monoculture forest in a dry area is not all that effective a way to stop desertification. What IS effective, though, is to adopt methods of farming that incorporate and nurture indigenous trees where they grow in the fields. It’s called agroforestry and it’s better for stopping desertification and it’s better for the farmers. Here’s a NYT article about it.

People aren’t talkin about the news, they’re talking about what they think the news is. There is no news channel saying “This is what happened, draw your own conclusions.” We have made this country so bereft of critical thinking, that now we have a problem where we have to teach them to think for themselves.

We have no unified authority, or problem solvers. We have congressman discussing environmentalism, when they don’t understand half the problems our earth is going through. We go to congress instead of going to people who have worked their whole LIFE trying to solve these problems. When it comes to racism, we’re asking a panel of white dudes, when it comes to sexism and woman’s rights we ask a panel of white priests on what they think. IT’S INSANITY! We ask people who are not in the arena they should be speaking in/for.

AND THAT’S WHY WE DON’T trust the media, it’s because they’re not in the arena of black experience, and they don’t care about the black experience, UNTIL something bad happens and they have the tools to paint us as destructive, ugly and evil!

The response of a Protester in Ferguson who was asked by a reporter as to why most of the protesters didn’t want their faces on tv.  (via sara-the-narco)

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30 Days of SYTYCD Season 4

Day 20 - Favorite Group Routine 5 Guys Named Moe, Top 5 Guys

I couldn’t live with myself if I did 30 posts about this season and didn’t include this gem! This was such a strong group of guys, and they all really got a chance to shine here, which is unusual for a group number. I loved the mix of genres, especially the stepping. But the best part about it was definitely the personality that each guy brought. They were all such hams in Season 4, and this was the perfect showcase for it.