CSIRO Trims Staff

Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is cutting a number of jobs and is scaling back on some of its research endeavors, ScienceInsider reports. Over the next two years, the agency will eliminate up to 350 jobs, with basic climate researchers bearing the brunt of the cuts.

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