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Lack Of Funds Close Research Doors

March 14, 2010 — The latest Canadian budget won't fund a key climate change reserach group.

Scientists across Canada are worried that a lack of funding for the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences could have global ramifications.

The last budget set out by the Canadian federal government does not have any additional funds for the decade old organization. The current funding will only last until the end of the year.

The group has financed various environmental research projects around the world, including studies on melting glaciers and drought on the Prairies.

Reports show that the foundation has contributed to the World climate Research Progamme and the North American Carbon Program. Environment Minister, Jim Prentice's office told reporters that the Conservative government is still committed to basic climate change research and points to the $100 million federal money put into climate research during the International Polar Year.

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