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2011-04-25 12:57:39

The British government said this week that a species of parakeet which threatens wildlife and crops will be removed from the wild. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) said in a statement that the monk parakeet was an invasive species. It announced measures to either rehouse the birds, remove their nests or shoot them. DEFRA said there are about 100 of the birds in the U.K., mainly in the southeast of England. DEFRA said that they have the potential to threaten...

2011-02-03 00:00:43

The Technology Strategy Board "“ in partnership with Defra, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the Scottish Government "“ is launching a collaborative research and development competition with up to £15 million available to invest in projects focusing on the challenge of Sustainable Protein Production. (PRWeb UK) February 2, 2011 The Technology Strategy Board "“ in partnership with Defra, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research...

2008-06-17 00:00:00

By Phil Lockley Scallop dredgers and trawlermen may be slung out of Lyme Bay in a matter of days if rumours are true that Fisheries Minister Jonathan Shaw will "give way to the greens". To protect the habitat of rare and regionally endangered species like pink sea fan corals, for some time now conservationists have sought to ban scallop dredging and trawling within a 60 square mile area of Lyme Bay. On Friday Defra's fisheries secretary, Rodney Anderson, refused to deny strong and...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.