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Eleanor, 16. An aspiring screenwriter and a full-time waste of space. Every so often I write shit for people's amusement.

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obviouslybenhughes:

jenniferrpovey:

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 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.

hellbunnyshutch:

Reblogging because this actually is a thing that should concern more people. 

gunmetals:

you know that one tumblr powerpoint someone made a few months ago about satiation slowly changing the way you perceive humor until at some point you transcend humor altogether and someday we as a society will find only magnified jpeg images of hank hill with the words WEED printed over it hilarious?

i feel like i understand that now. i feel like this is it, this photoset is the surreal, nonsensical apex we are collectively inching towards. it’s vague and incomprehensible and even kind of threatening, but it’s as inevitable as the heat death of the universe and all we can do is submit ourselves to it

markruffalo:

aos-skimmons:

so I was thinking that mark ruffalo sounds a lot like mark buffalo, and then i decided that i obviously wasn’t going to be the only one who thought about this. so i typed ‘ruffalo the buffalo’ into google images and i found these…

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i don’t know why but it made me happy 

I don’t know why but it makes me happy too.

raggedyotter:

NORMAN RETURNS

Norman should win GBBO. He’s like the Pluto of the competition I’ll never admit he’s no longer a competitor

listless-tubist:

odielikethedog:

j4ya:

elinious:

effington:

shortformblog:

Seriously, though this is kind of a big deal. Know that big problem we have? You know, the one involving a crapload of used plastic hanging around in landfills with nowhere to biodegrade for a couple million years? Well, Jonathan Russell might’ve solved that problem. See, Russell and his fellow Yale students went to Ecuador, where they found a new kind of fungus they’re calling Pestalotiopsis microspora. Big deal, you’re thinking. Anyone can find fungus anywhere! Well, something his fellow students found out after the fact is that this fungus can live on a diet of polyurethane alone — and even crazier, it doesn’t even need air to do so! In other words, we could potentially put it at the bottom of a landfill and cover it with plastic, and it would do the rest of the work. This might be game-changing if it works as advertised. (photo via Flickr user dbutt; EDIT: Updated with link to research abstract) source

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Wow

THIS IS AMAZINGGGG

I love nature

THE EARTH IS SO AMAZING IT KNOWS THAT WE’RE FUCKING IT UP AND EVEN THEN INSTEAD OF GIVING US AN APOCALYPSE IT GOES AND GIVES US A SOLUTION TO HELP US FIX WHAT WE FUCKED UP BLESS

Big shout out to nature for saving our asses for the billionth time

gorlassar:

This is a bit like what you had in mind…?

Actually, I’m surprised how much this concept kept gnawing on my brain, to the point that I thought of a backstory for these AU versions of them and everything…including silly details like other hunters giving Rodrick stupid Irish themed t-shirts based on their ‘clever’ nick name for him. Apparently Demons and hunters have a lot in common in my head space…

And it was weirdly difficult to imagine Bobby all suave and smooth…I like him too much scruffy I think.

i have never been more excited for an episode

alchymist11:

Sheriff Jody and Sheriff Donna :)  x

this would be an awesome spin-off

dammit-cas-i-hit-post-limit:

deansdemonhair:

so would someone please explain this to me:

i am the second child in my family

i am taller than my older sibling

i have way better hair than they do

i want to get away from my family

i want to go to stanford

….

do you understand why i am concerned

I know it’s hard to ask you this, but please, don’t have sex with anyone

And if you meet someone called Jessica, ESPECIALLY do not have sex with them.

tom-nippleston:

tom-nippleston:

tom-nippleston:

tom-nippleston:

tom-nippleston:

I PUT THE HOUSECAT OUTSIDE FOR TWO GODDAMN MINUTES AS A JOKE AND HE COMES RUNNING IN WITH A SNAKE IN HIS MOUTH

OH SHIT THE SNAKE IS STILL ALIVE

THE SNAKE HAS GONE INTO THE LAUNDRY ROOM AND IM ON THE KITCHEN COUNTER WHAT DID I DO TO DESERVE THIS

SNAKE HAS BEEN RELEASED IN THE NEIGHBORS YARD IN A PANICKED, THROWING MOTION

"Fucking put me outside again, bitch. See what happens." -My Asshole Cat

this is what happens when you trade pokemon with sassy. u get milk puns, charmanderp and a sHINY FUCJING SQUIRTLE CALLED C H E E R I O S

the cah game in which i will seriously beat sassy's arse this time →

fidefortitude:

fidefortitude:

fidefortitude:

it is here. it is beautiful. the password is ‘gabehatesmilk’. come join and revel in the cah and the fact that spn is coming and so is claire novak and rowena and crowley as a regular like hell ye

pokemon and booberry is happening. seriously guys. what the hell is booberry. someone help

extra points to any deans, castiels and miscellaneous supernatural peeps that turn up. we’ve got our moose and our trickster and our king but we need more of the spn gang to make a full house 

someone invited cas and hael and the mayonon. current discussion topic- the letter j and shit halloween movies.

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