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2008-07-04 03:00:14

By Anonymous Northern Ireland's new environment minister Sammy Wilson looks set for a stormy relationship with green groups as a critic of an independent environment agency. The Democratic Unionist MLA for East Antrim takes over from Arlene Foster, who leaves the Department of the Environment (DoE) embroiled in controversy. Last month, Foster rejected plans for an independent agency to replace the Environment and Heritage Service (EHS), preferring to keep the function in her department...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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