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Africa, Facts, and Food: 12 African nations have come together pledging to build a 9 mile wide band of trees that will stretch all the way across Africa, 4750 miles, in order to stop the progressive advancement of the Sahara. Ultrafacts.tumblr.com fuck-sayer: thatlupa: jenniferrpovey: 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 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 bold.
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Africa, Community, and Facts: A man in Africa named Yacouba Sawadogo single handedly stopped the desertification of his region by reviving ancient farming and irrigation techniques despite being ridiculed by his community Ultrafacts.tumblr.comm athelind: imaginemedrawinglife: soundssimpleright: ultrafacts: Yacouba Sawadogo is an exceptional man – he single-handedly managed to solve a crisis that many scientists and development organizations could not. The simple old farmer’s re-forestation and soil conservation techniques are so effective they’ve helped turn the tide in the fight against the desertification of the harsh lands in northern Burkina Faso. Over-farming, over-grazing and over population have, over the years, resulted in heavy soil erosion and drying in this landlocked West African nation. Although national and international researchers tried to fix the grave situation, it really didn’t really make much of a difference. Until Yacouba decided to take matters into his own hands in 1980. Yacouba’s methods were so odd that his fellow farmers ridiculed him. But when his techniques successfully regenerated the forest, they were forced to sit up and take notice. Yacouba revived an ancient African farming practice called ‘zai’, which led to forest growth and increased soil quality. (Fact Source) Follow Ultrafacts for more facts The way it works is really cool! You can read about it here. There’s been a documentary about him, too @solarpunk-aesthetic Something 19th and 20th century Western science consistently overlooked is that a lot of traditional methods are exquisite examples of the scientific method in action, the product of testing hypotheses and comparing results and control groups iteratively, over a period of hundreds or even thousands of years. Respect ancient wisdom. Respect ancient science.

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Energy, Love, and Period: If you don't love me at my: Then you don't deserve me at my: Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event ★ From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) extinction event lal also known as the Cretaceous-Tertiary (K-T) extinction, b was a sudden mass extinction of some three-quarters of the plant and animal species on Earth 1213141 approximately 66 million years ago.31 With the exception of some ectothermic species such as the leatherback sea turtle and crocodiles, no tetrapods weighing more than 25 kilograms (55 lb) survived.I51 It marked the end offe the Cretaceous period and with it, the entire Mesozoic Era, opening the Cenozoic Era that An artist's rendering of an asteroid a- kilometers across colliding with the Earth. Such an impact can release the equivalent energy of several million nuclear weapons detonating simultaneously. continues today In the geologic record, the K-Pg event is marked by a thin layer of sediment called the K-Pg boundary which can be found throughout the world in marine and terrestrial rocks. The boundary clay shows high levels of the metal iridium, which is rare in the Earth's crust, but abundant in asteroids.(6] As originally proposed in 1980 by a team of scientists led by Luis Alvarez and Walter Alvarez, it is now generally thought that the K-Pg extinction was caused by the impact of a massive comet or asteroid 10 to 15 km (6.2 to 9.3 mi) wide,el 66 million years boundary ago, 131 which devastated the global environment, mainly through a lingering impact winter which halted photosynthesis in plants and plankton.(910] The impact hypothesis, also known as the Alvarez hypothesis, was bolstered by the discovery of the Badlands near Drumheller, Alberta, where erosion has exposed the K-Pg <p>[<a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/surrealmemes/comments/8b090q/rock_bottom/">Src</a>]</p>

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America, Memes, and Nasa: The Mississippi River Delta has been an area of intense study for, among other things, the dynamic growth and loss of land experienced in the region due to natural and man-made causes. Although coastal wetlands are typically the topic of conversation, a recent paper published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters (Ortiz, Roy, & Edmonds, 2017) explores how pond expansion due to wind contributes to land loss, an inland erosion process referred to as ‘internal fragmentation.’ The scientists analyzed about 10,000 satellite images taken between 1982 and 2016 by the Landsat 8 satellite (a collaboration between the U.S. Geological Survey and NASA launched in 2013), and found that ponds in the area tend to grow in the direction of the prevailing winds. Their research led them to suggest that ponds in the Terrebonne and Barataria basins are unstable, where 80 percent of ponds are expanding. This image shows the area of study along the Atchafalaya Delta of Louisiana, which the authors deemed stable due to the fact that there are nearly as many ponds contracting as expanding. Have you ever visited the Mississippi River Delta region? Tell us your story! Photo: NASA, Joshua Stevens, U.S. Geological Survey. guffscience science geology geography river delta nature erosion earth education naturephotography bestoftheday interesting didyouknow nowyouknow america unitedstates nasa usgs mississippi louisiana mississippiriver mississippiriverdelta

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Fall, Instagram, and Love: Fall in lovc with souls not faces. Instagram: @DailyDose 1. Mania – Manic love is almost not a love at all. The word “lust” is probably not strong enough – “obsession” is closer to the word. This is the love of possession. . 2. Eros – Eros is obviously the root word for “erotic,” but it does not describe sexual love only, it actually describes all emotional love; the feeling of love. Eros love is that insatiable desire to be near the target of this love. The exciting, passionate, nervous feelings that sweep over people in the appropriate circumstances. This is the love that says “I love how you make me feel.” . 3. Philos – Philos love, or brotherly-friendship love, is the next kind we will look at. Philos describes the love between two people who have common interests and experiences, or a fondness for. . 4. Storgy – We will not spend much time here; storgy is the love one has for a dependent. It is commonly called “motherly love.” It is entirely based on the relationship between the “lover” and the “lovee.” When the dependent is no longer dependent, this love remains only in its emotional remnants. It is one of the stronger loves, because it involves a commitment that relies on only one trait of the receiver – that he or she is dependent. . 5. Agapeo – Agape love is the final of the five loves we look at here. Agape love is entirely about the lover, and has nothing whatsoever to do with the one loved. Agape love, in its purest form, requires no payment or favor in response. @chrislegg20

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Today, Sad, and Malta: This place has collapsed today due to natural erosion. So sad.. Azure Window, Malta

This place has collapsed today due to natural erosion. So sad.. Azure Window, Malta

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