Hey! My name's Amber and welcome to my blog! This is a multifandom blog with a couple of other things here and there. Fandoms: Hetalia, Attack on Titan, Free, Sherlock, Tokyo Ghoul, GOT, Homestuck, OUAT, Soul Eater, Merlin, and a bunch of other stuff. I'm also in love with reading. Well thanks for taking the time to check out my blog! You're beautiful and I hope you have an awesome day!
instead of making yo mama jokes make rhode island jokes. rhode island so small the ant population had to start building apartments to have enough room to live comfortably
I took Ollie out of the mews yesterday for the first time in a couple weeks and he was just as adorable and cuddly as ever! This bird’s personality amazes me.
Why aren’t you wearing a glove?
Because it’s a kestrel. He’s tiny. Gloves are not necessary. I only use the glove with him during training or feeding.
When I lived on the 19th story of an apartment building on the upper West Side, I discovered that if I remained vigilant, I could spot the kestrel that hunted our area perched on the building across the street or cattycorner from us. It gave a boost to my writing time whenever I saw him, or any of our local raptors!
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
"you were completely terrified of uta-san’s appearance, weren’t you kaneki?"
“honestly, yes…but he’s totally different from the way he looks. the way he talks is very kind.”
❝nowadays, tragedies aren’t popular…why don’t we have more fun?❞
i hate it when my “friends” just dismiss something i’m really passionate about like “oh you’re talking about that again” like shut up don’t ruin this for me do you know how many times i’ve pretended to care or even genuinely tried to get interested in what you like????? the least you could do is fake it rather than making me feel like a burden
This is one of the most hurtful things friends do