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Feeling frustrated since Leonard Nimoy's death and the direction science is taking towards rebuilding the earth. People in general love distraction and fantasy to escape the negative realities we all face. But science has to take a better lead by delving into reality than fantasy.
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I am right with you on all of that...Leonard had so many layers...as does the current health of mother earth...easy for me to see..so sad..it is hard to look at...we must act now!💙
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Astrobiology or Earth's Biology - which ?
If all of the dire News Reports on the Earth being in trouble ecologically are true, where have all the research funds & grants gone to correct this ? Take a look at the image below. It was everywhere in all the News a while back & people ate it up like can...
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This is my first post on Tenerife Canary Islands regarding my last visit in Februsry 2015. It deals with these islands fire ecology and water hydrology regarding the Canary Island Pine (Pinus canariensis) which for most people living outside of it's native range is nothing more than an easy to grow landscape tree in California. It's far more than that and hopefully you'll walk away with a much deeper appreciation for plants that we grow because they are easy in SoCal. There are numerous other plants from these islands which are popular, although you don't realize they are from the Canary Islands. I'll deal with that next. But this place really feels more and more like home every time I visit it.
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This is my first post on Tenerife Canary Islands regarding my last visit in Februsry 2015. It deals with these islands fire ecology and water hydrology regarding the Canary Island Pine (Pinus canariensis) which for most people living outside of it's native range is nothing more than an easy to grow landscape tree in California. It's far more than that and hopefully you'll walk away with a much deeper appreciation for plants that we grow because they are easy in SoCal. There are numerous other plants from these islands which are popular, although you don't realize they are from the Canary Islands. I'll deal with that next. But this place really feels more and more like home every time I visit it.
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This is my first post on Tenerife Canary Islands regarding my last visit in Februsry 2015. It deals with these islands fire ecology and water hydrology regarding the Canary Island Pine (Pinus canariensis) which for most people living outside of it's native range is nothing more than an easy to grow landscape tree in California. It's far more than that and hopefully you'll walk away with a much deeper appreciation for plants that we grow because they are easy in SoCal. There are numerous other plants from these islands which are popular, although you don't realize they are from the Canary Islands. I'll deal with that next. But this place really feels more and more like home every time I visit it. All you Finnish folks should find fascinating especially since Tenerife is also called Nya Finland smile
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There are tonnes and tonnes of Fins there. The Nya Finland is my own personal reference and we do have lots of Finnish friends there, especially on the north side around Puerta de la Cruz. Many shops, travel businesses and restaurants which are all in Finnish
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This is my first post on Tenerife Canary Islands regarding my last visit in Februsry 2015. It deals with these islands fire ecology and water hydrology regarding the Canary Island Pine (Pinus canariensis) which for most people living outside of it's native range is nothing more than an easy to grow landscape tree in California. It's far more than that and hopefully you'll walk away with a much deeper appreciation for plants that we grow because they are easy in SoCal. There are numerous other plants from these islands which are popular, although you don't realize they are from the Canary Islands. I'll deal with that next. But this place really feels more and more like home every time I visit it.
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I'm a bit curious, I actually made a updated reference to Ascension Island and that is what I was referencing as far as invasives. I'll take a closer look later for specifics, but for the moment the Internet Provide just gave service back online after almost 10 hours without and I have to play catch up on some things. I'll get back tomorrow.
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Take it in the spirit it was meant. I understand people have their favourite escape beliefs and fantacy, we've all got them. But reality has to win out in the end. Lately I have been disgusted with the News. So much so that we as a family no longer subscribe to conventional media any longer for about 8 months.
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I recently went once again to Tenerife in the Canary Islands and finally have written about the fire ecology and hydrological cycle created by Canary Island Pine (Pinus canariensis). I also made comparisons to Ascension Island which is further south in the Atlantic Ocean and has been transformed from a true desert island into a subtropical cloud forests where it now rains when previously it didn't. Most researchers however are disinterested because they view these plants as invasive and unnatural. There is a golden opportunity to study various rain mechanism components. but the ideologues who visit only want to research the marine life and sea birds. With all the talk of Climate Change in the News, never will you here real success stories about this. Seriously, why would climate deniers take any of these people seriously anymore ? Anyway the changes and reasons for them are remarkable.
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This is my first post on Tenerife Canary Islands regarding my last visit in Februsry 2015. It deals with these islands fire ecology and water hydrology regarding the Canary Island Pine (Pinus canariensis) which for most people living outside of it's native range is nothing more than an easy to grow landscape tree in California. It's far more than that and hopefully you'll walk away with a much deeper appreciation for plants that we grow because they are easy in SoCal. There are numerous other plants from these islands which are popular, although you don't realize they are from the Canary Islands. I'll deal with that next. But this place really feels more and more like home every time I visit it. There a lot of landscape possibilities to come away with here for those unfamiliar with Canary Island plants which are extremely popular around the world, although many may not know nor understand where they are from. 
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This is my first post on Tenerife Canary Islands regarding my last visit in Februsry 2015. It deals with these islands fire ecology and water hydrology regarding the Canary Island Pine (Pinus canariensis) which for most people living outside of it's native range is nothing more than an easy to grow landscape tree in California. It's far more than that and hopefully you'll walk away with a much deeper appreciation for plants that we grow because they are easy in SoCal. There are numerous other plants from these islands which are popular, although you don't realize they are from the Canary Islands. I'll deal with that next. But this place really feels more and more like home every time I visit it.
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This is my first post on Tenerife Canary Islands regarding my last visit in Februsry 2015. It deals with these islands fire ecology and water hydrology regarding the Canary Island Pine (Pinus canariensis) which for most people living outside of it's native range is nothing more than an easy to grow landscape tree in California. It's far more than that and hopefully you'll walk away with a much deeper appreciation for plants that we grow because they are easy in SoCal. There are numerous other plants from these islands which are popular, although you don't realize they are from the Canary Islands. I'll deal with that next. But this place really feels more and more like home every time I visit it.
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This is my first post on Tenerife Canary Islands regarding my last visit in Februsry 2015. It deals with these islands fire ecology and water hydrology regarding the Canary Island Pine (Pinus canariensis) which for most people living outside of it's native range is nothing more than an easy to grow landscape tree in California. It's far more than that and hopefully you'll walk away with a much deeper appreciation for plants that we grow because they are easy in SoCal. There are numerous other plants from these islands which are popular, although you don't realize they are from the Canary Islands. I'll deal with that next. But this place really feels more and more like home every time I visit it.
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