U.S. scientists worried about Canadian cuts to environmental monitoring programs

U.S. scientists are warning that Canadian staffing cuts are hampering their ability to monitor air quality and ozone depletion. They say Canada has international obligations to provide the information. But, The Link’s Lynn Desjardins tells us, the government of Canada says it will monitor the ozone through other means.

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