Britain unveils major green public spending cuts

Thousands of public sector jobs in environmental protection will be lost in coming years as a result of the UK government's spending review announced on Wednesday. But some plans for cutting CO2 and protecting biodiversity have been protected.

Chancellor George Osborne's long awaited spending review covering the next four years implied that more than 5,000 green public sector jobs will be axed by 2015 in central government departments, agencies and the devolved administrations.

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