Okay, Tumblr. I have seen what you are capable of so I’m begging you, please don’t let me down on this one!!!
My dear friend, Miles Applebaum, went missing!
Reaching out to everyone. He went missing Monday morning (Sept 29) Miles was last seen leaving his home in Armonk, NY for work at 9:50 a.m. He was driving a 1999 forest Green Volvo Sedan s80 Plate: NY Z524CL with a Temple University sticker on the back window.
Please help us get the word out. Please keep your eyes open. If you see him, please let us know, or if you have any other information that would be of help to us.
Time is of the essence!
Nicole. 19. Hufflepuff. Marine Bio major. Owl City. Harry Potter. Cats. But not Doctor Who.I don't like Doctor Who. Adam Young. Karen and the Babes. The ocean. Also sharks (especially whale sharks). I will be tagging Doctor Who series 8 set pics and spoilers with 'series 8 spoilers'.
Je me déteste vraiment..
Je ne te déteste pas vraiment
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.
The Great Green Wall, to resist the encroachment of the Sahara. Fascinating.
THIS IS SO FREAKING COOL
The minions and the hobbit.. GORGEOUS!
yeah good grades are cool and all but have you ever had a good night sleep
Not the heroes we thought we needed but the heroes we really needed all along