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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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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