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Monthly Archives: June 2014
How the Beaver got its name.
Following saturday’s blog on Beavers, I was curious to know how the Beaver got its name. Apparently it has a very long history. A long extinct language has been reconstructed from existing languages, called Proto Indo European. This language is … Continue reading
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Angling Trust calls for Beavers to be shot: Defra Evicts Beavers from Otter
As some of you may know a Beaver family has been spotted on the River Otter in East Devon. A lone Beaver was seen last Summer, and this year, it appears that there is a family. How did that happen? … Continue reading
Posted in angling, Beavers Tagged beavers, Martin Salter, River Otter, The Angling Trust 25 Comments
Defra slams stable door shut long after cattle bTB infections have bolted.
Your favourite politician has been at it again explaining why it is so important to sacrifice, I mean, cull scientifically, badgers. He, or at least one of his minions, has written a piece on Conservative Home, of all places, seeking … Continue reading
The CAP no longer fits
If there was any doubt before, the Local and Euro Election results indicate there is no doubt that the future of Britain in the EU and perhaps of the entire EU project, now hangs in the balance. Euro scepticism has … Continue reading
The CLA reacts hysterically to ideas of removing farm tax-exemptions ; the dependency on state handouts is akin to drug addiction.
I’m tempted to emulate the satire of Tom Pride’s Pride’s Purge with this story, but in truth it needs no satire. Apparently a “leaked document” purports to suggest that Labour are thinking about removing business rate exemptions on Agricultural Land, … Continue reading
Posted in agriculture, CLA, farm tax breaks, farming, Uncategorized Tagged Eric Pickles, farm subsidies, farm tax breaks 9 Comments
Paterson – climate change will increase crop yields: Govt Scientists -Climate Change will cause crop failure
David Cameron may or may not be preparing for a major cabinet reshuffle following the Euro and Local Elections – and my favourite blog fodder Secretary of State against the Environment Owen Paterson may or may not be looking to … Continue reading
Posted in agriculture, climate change, Matt Ridley, Owen Paterson Tagged Agriculture, climate change, Matt Ridley, Owen Paterson 7 Comments
Biodiversity Offsetting: Planning Appeal agrees housing on Essex flower meadows will create “environmental gain.”.
Tomorrow sees an event to bring together organisations and individuals who are very worried and angry about Biodiversity Offsetting. The Forum on Natural Commons event “Nature is not for sale” is taking place tomorrow evening in Regents Park, London. This … Continue reading
Posted in biodiversity offsetting, housing, meadows, Uncategorized Tagged biodiversity offsetting, housing, meadows 24 Comments