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November 2015

Sunday, 15 November 2015

RSPB concern over Government spending cuts

An article by Mike Clarke, chief executive of RSPB in the New Scientist, highlights concern that deep cuts could see the UK abandon its environmental obligations - as wildlife declines and thousands of people die from dirty air, big reductions in environmental spending threaten to make things worse.

He points out that as the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affair's share was never large, heavily slashing environmental spending only shaves 0.1 per cent from the government's overall budget. Little can be gained, but a great deal will be lost.

The full article is on the New Scientist website: