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2008-08-06 00:00:34

Platteville's Business U.S. 151 East Corridor has its first gas station. Badger State Ethanol opened for business last week, just south of the Mineral Street and East Side Road intersection.The business sells only ethanol - blends of E-10, E-25 and E- 85.Platteville Community Planning Director Joe Carrol said that as of now, there are no additional gas stations planned for the East Corridor.The Badger State Ethanol station will hold a grand opening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug....

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2008-07-08 08:05:00

Britain's environmental secretary has confirmed the government will not be issuing licenses to cull cattle tuberculosis (TB). Hilary Benn made the remarks in a Commons statement, and acknowledged that although a broad-based cull might improve the situation, it could also worsen the problem. The details about the decision were made public in a BBC News report, which said Britain's National Farmers' Union (NFU) is seeking legal advice about the situation. The disease affected approximately...

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2008-04-09 04:10:00

A tuberculosis outbreak in Welsh cattle as resulted in a "targeted cull" of badgers to eradicate the disease. Details and location of the cull have not been announced. According to rural affairs minister Elin Jones, the Welsh Assembly Government's plan includes a one-off test of all cattle and a review of the compensation system Wales' chief veterinary officer said bovine TB was out of control and the current policy was not working. Incidents of TB in cattle have increased dramatically and...

2008-01-18 00:00:26

Two young Scottish men admitted badger baiting Thursday after police found videotape on a social networking site that showed a badger being killed. Sean Dodds and Kyle Lawrie, both Hawick residents, could be sentenced to as much as three years in prison, The Scotsman reported. They pled guilty in Jedburgh Sheriff's Court. Badgers live in connected networks of tunnels and burrows called setts. Badger baiting is an old sport in Europe but has been banned in Britain since the early 19th...

2006-02-07 07:59:44

LONDON (Reuters) - The National Farmers Union said on Tuesday it is to mount a legal challenge to British government plans to introduce pre-movement testing of cattle later this month in a bid to tackle bovine tuberculosis. Britain's farm ministry announced in mid-December it would introduce compulsory pre-movement testing of some cattle, effective February 20, and said it would consult on a possible badger cull to tackle the rapidly spreading disease. The NFU cited a lack of public...

2006-01-04 09:50:00

OXFORD -- Britain is set to cull badgers in a bid to tackle bovine tuberculosis despite opposition from wildlife groups, Tim Bennett, president of the National Farmers' Union, said on Wednesday. "That (a badger cull) is not a debate. Frankly this is going to happen," Bennett told reporters at a news conference held at the annual Oxford Farming Conference. Last month the British government announced it was holding a consultation about whether to cull badgers in a bid to control the spread...

2006-01-04 07:34:40

OXFORD (Reuters) - Britain is set to cull badgers in a bid to tackle bovine tuberculosis despite opposition from wildlife groups, Tim Bennett, president of the National Farmers' Union, said on Wednesday. "That (a badger cull) is not a debate. Frankly this is going to happen," Bennett told reporters at a news conference held at the annual Oxford Farming Conference. Last month the British government announced it was holding a consultation about whether to cull badgers in a bid to...


Latest Badger Reference Libraries

Stink Badger, Mydaus
2013-01-01 15:02:03

The stink badger (Mydaus) is a genus of mammals that contains two species that are not true badgers. These belong in the skunk family Mephitidae. The two species within this genus are known as the Palawan stink badger and the Sunda stink badger, which is also known as the Teledu. These species can be found on the islands of the Malay Archipelago, including Java, Borneo, and Sumatra. The Palawan stink badger also appears on many small islands in its range and the Philippine island of Palawan,...

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2007-01-22 16:38:59

The American Badger, Taxidea taxus, is a North American badger, somewhat similar in appearance to the European Badger. It is found in the western and central United States, northern Mexico and central Canada. This animal prefers dry open areas with deep soils that are easy to dig, such as prairie regions. In Mexico, this animal is sometimes called "tlacoyote". Anatomy The stocky body is flattened covered with shaggy grizzled fur, and the legs are short and powerful. The legs have...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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