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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.

Knowledge is power

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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.

Knowledge is power

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(taken from this post on the experiments of Harry Harlow)

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I don’t need a world where men swing in to rescue me mid-rape. I need a world where men don’t need rape fantasies—whether they’re the aggressor or the savior—to feel like men.

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FERGUSON • The news release was emailed to dozens of local and national media representatives.

The city of Ferguson was promoting a five-week series of “town hall” meetings beginning Monday to update residents “on changes the council wants the community to consider’’ and to address concerns about the city.

But by Friday, a little-known unit of the U.S. Department of Justice had gotten involved, and those meetings, originally billed by Mayor James Knowles III as a dialogue with the community “so they know exactly where we stand on things with full transparency,” would be closed to the media and nearly anyone else who wasn’t a resident.

In the days after Michael Brown’s fatal shooting Aug. 9 by a city police officer, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder dispatched the Justice Department’s Community Relations Service to the city to help keep the peace and resolve racial tension.

On Friday, Devin James, a spokesman for Ferguson, said that the Community Relations Service was insisting that reporters be kept out of the city’s “town hall’’ meetings planned for each of three wards because having media present could alter the conversations.

The first meetings are scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 110 Church Street; Wellspring Church, 33 South Florissant Road; and Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 17 Hawkesbury Drive.

“It allows us to have a more true dialogue,” James said. “It’s for the benefit of the community.”

In an email late Friday, Dena Iverson, a Justice Department spokeswoman, confirmed that the “town hall” meetings were being overseen by the Community Relations Service.

Iverson also pointed to the unit’s mission statement, which says the service “provides confidential mediation, facilitation, training, and consulting services to help communities enhance their ability to alleviate, solve, and respond to future conflicts more effectively.”

She did not respond to a question about whether the city’s town hall meetings fit the mediation concept.

The unit was also sent to Sanford, Fla., last year in the aftermath of the slaying of Trayvon Martin and trial of George Zimmerman, the man who shot Martin.

City Attorney Stephanie Karr said she believed the decision to restrict attendance to residents and certain invited guests at the town hall meetings doesn’t violate Missouri’s Sunshine Law because only two council members would be present at each meeting. Without a quorum, such gatherings of council members do not violate the state’s open meetings requirements, Karr said.

Karr, however, also said that the city would not do anything to keep reporters from attending, but that would be up to the Department of Justice.

After Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Brown on Aug. 9, the city saw a number of protests, some of which county and state law enforcement agencies quelled by using tear gas, rubber bullets and armored personnel vehicles.

A City Council meeting on Sept. 9, held at the Greater Grace Church to accommodate the large crowd, was disrupted several times by angry chants from protesters, some of whom were not from Ferguson.

Another council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday.

On Friday, Knowles said the city was still exploring possible venues for that meeting.

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Ever want to binge watch the Marvel Cinematic Universe but want to do it in chronological order? Here you go:

Captain America: The First Avenger
Agent Carter - Marvel One-Shot
Iron Man
Iron Man 2
The Incredible Hulk
The Consultant - Marvel One-Shot
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer - Marvel One-Shot
Thor
The Avengers
Item 47 - Marvel One-Shot
Iron Man 3
All Hail the King - Marvel One-Shot
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 01 – Pilot
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 02 – 0-8-4
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 03 – The Asset
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 04 – Eye-Spy
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 05 – Girl in the Flower Dress
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 06 – F.Z.Z.T.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 07 – The Hub
Thor: The Dark World
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 08 – The Well
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 09 – Repairs
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 10 – The Bridge
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 11 – The Magical Place
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 12 – Seeds
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 13 – T.R.A.C.K.S.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 14 – T.A.H.I.T.I.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 15 – Yes Men
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 16 – End of the Beginning
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 17 – Turn, Turn, Turn
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 18 – Providence
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 19 – The Only Light in the Darkness
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 20 – Nothing Personal
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 21 – Ragtag
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 22 – Beginning of the End

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I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for whatever the hell that is.

godotal:

I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for whatever the hell that is.

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made a thing to wear at d&d tomorrow :3

this is cute

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soberchipmunk:

made a thing to wear at d&d tomorrow :3

this is cute

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