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Living Wall

These vegetated surfaces don’t just look pretty. They have other benefits as well, including cooling city blocks, reducing loud noises, and improving a building’s energy efficiency. What’s more, a recent modeling study shows that green walls can potentially reduce large amounts of air pollution in what’s called a “street canyon,” or the corridor between tall buildings.

For the study, Thomas Pugh, a biogeochemist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, and his colleagues created a computer model of a green wall with generic vegetation in a Western European city. Then they recorded chemical reactions based on a variety of factors, such as wind speed and building placement.

The simulation revealed a clear pattern: A green wall in a street canyon trapped or absorbed large amounts of nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter—both pollutants harmful to people, said Pugh. Compared with reducing emissions from cars, little attention has been focused on how to trap or take up more of the pollutants, added Pugh, whose study was published last year in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

That’s why the green-wall study is “putting forward an alternative solution that might allow [governments] to improve air quality in these problem hot spots,” he said.Compared with reducing emissions from cars, little attention has been focused on how to trap or take up more of the pollutants, added Pugh, whose study was published last year in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

That’s why the green-wall study is “putting forward an alternative solution that might allow [governments] to improve air quality in these problem hot spots,” he said.

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markruffalo:

Aerial Drone Video Footage from People’s Climate March in New York City


Ha ha ha!

This is awesome!

It was the most beautiful day of people who care about each other and the generations to come. So much goodness in one place really charges your batteries and reminds you of the great strength of people in large groups moving together in hope and action.

Loving life.

M

Really cool aerial footage

transpondster:

Paris, May 1968

Slogans and graffiti in the streets:

  • The more you consume, the less you live. Commodities are the opium of the people.
  • Abolish copyrights: sound structures belong to everyone.
  • L’ennui est contre-révolutionnaire. (Boredom is counter-revolutionary.)
  • L’imagination prend le pouvoir! (Imagination takes power!)
  • Soyez réalistes, demandez l’impossible. (Be realistic, ask the impossible.)[11]
  • Prenez vos désirs pour la réalité. (Take your desires for reality.)
  • On achète ton bonheur. Vole-le. (They are buying your happiness. Steal it.)
  • Le patron a besoin de toi, tu n’as pas besoin de lui. (The boss needs you, you don’t need him.)
  • L’été sera chaud! (Summer will be hot!)
  • On ne revendiquera rien, on ne demandera rien. On prendra, on occupera. (We will beg for nothing. We will ask for nothing. We will take, we will occupy.)
  • In a society that has abolished every kind of adventure the only adventure that remains is to abolish the society.
  • Sous les pavés, la plage. (Under the paving stones, the beach.)
  • Vivre sans temps mort et jouir sans entrave. (Live without wasted time and enjoy without hindrance.)
  • Warning: ambitious careerists may now be disguised as “progressives.”
  • I love you!!! Oh, say it with paving stones!!![12]
  • Under 21? [Picture of a brick] Here is your ballot!

C’mon, c’mon, with everything falling down around me
I’d like to believe in all the possibilities

Try not to mistake what you have with what you hate
It could leave, it could leave, come the morning
Celebrate the night
It’s the fall before the climb

Shall we sing, shall we sing, ‘til the morning
If I fall forward, you fall flat
And if the sun should lift me up
Would you come back? C’mon!

C’mon, c’mon, with everything falling down around me
I’d like to believe in all the possibilities

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Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

The fact that you're comparing the day after pill to chemo, diabetes medicine and blood transfusions is absurd. A person does not need the day after pill to help them survive. If you aren't responsible enough to raise the child that you are possibly making you shouldn't be having sex to begin with

slackmistress:

What you’re saying is that women should choose to never have sex. Cool. Because no woman has ever been forced to have sex against her will. That would be rape, and we know that never happens.

Okay, so women aren’t having sex, and women aren’t getting raped. And yet…boner pills are still covered by insurance. So dudes need boner pills to survive to have sex…with other dudes? FINALLY WE KNOW WHO IS PROMOTING THE GAY AGENDA! THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT! (PS. I am totally 100% pro-gay agenda. I’m thrilled that all y’all have come around.)

I bring up chemo, diabetes, &etc because a Supreme Court Ruling establishes something called “precedent.” You probably don’t know what that is, but I’ll explain in terms you might understand. For example, you sent a dumb anonymous ask, followed up by another one. You’re setting a precedent that my anonymous asks will be dumb, which is why I’m shutting them off after this. NO MORE COOL GREY CIRCLEFACE, BRO.

By establishing that a CORPORATION can prohibit certain types of health care based on RELIGION, it establishes a PRECEDENT that other CORPORATIONS can use.

Regarding survival, women’s access to birth control goes hand in hand with women’s progress. You won’t read these, but here you go:

The Fight For Reproductive Rights
The Pill and The Women’s Liberation Movement
Why You Have The Pill to Thank For 30% of Your Paycheck
What The Birth Control Pill Really Did For Women
The Pill: 50 years of Birth Control Changed Women’s Lives
(list courtesy of amypop)


#DrHobbyLobby prescribes a throw pillow:

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Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

You're being so ignorant with your tweets. Hobby Lobby is a company that isn't going to support something they do not believe in. They aren't saying for people to not use birth control or any types of birth control. They just don't want to be the ones allowing it through their insurance. The company is being bashed for doing what they believe in while ignorant people like you get upset about it. If you don't agree don't work for them. It's simple

slackmistress:

Point one:

Hobby Lobby is a corporation. Corporations get certain benefits that people don’t: tax breaks, protection from criminal charges being filed, etc.

If Hobby Lobby would like to be a PERSON WITH RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, then Hobby Lobby should not get the protection of a corporation.

Point two:

If Hobby Lobby had the courage of their religious convictions, they would not:

If you are a human in the United States, it should not be up to your boss to decide what medicine is appropriate for you to take. It should be up to your doctor. Yes, and insurance company could deny you, but YOUR BOSS SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY DECISIONS WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR HEALTH CARE.

Point three:

Hobby Lobby is totes cool with vasectomies and erectile dysfunction drugs.

Point four:

One of the points people up is that Hobby Lobby doesn’t want to cover the Morning After Pill because it’s abortion. Except that the Morning After Pill ISN’T ABORTION. The Morning After Pill delays or inhibits ovulation. IT PREVENTS PREGNANCY. This is science. But maybe you think gravity is a myth, too.

Point five:

Christian Scientists and Jehovah’s Witnesses* traditionally do not believe in medicine. So I imagine you ‘re okay with a business run by someone who practices these faiths to not cover your mom’s chemo, or your diabetes medication, or a blood transfusion for your child. (*Edited to add: Jehovah’s Witnesses believe in medicine, just not blood transfusions. Thanks to annelangston for the clarification.)

Point six: (bonus round!)

I appreciate that you are so confident of your convictions that you are willing to put your name on your…oh wait. You’re anonymous.

#DrHobbyLobby prescribes taking up cross-stitch. May I recommend this one?

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Yes, yes, yes! #DrHobbyLobby

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