Dugouts, large holes used to catch and hold
rain or runoff, are ubiquitous on the prairies.
These bodies of water that dot the landscape
may also prove to be a game changer in the
fight against climate change.
A University of Regina research team, led by
biologist Dr. Kerri Finlay, has found that pH
levels in many of Saskatchewan’s algae-filled
agricultural dugouts are optimal for quickly
processing and sequestering carbon dioxide
(CO2). Not only could they help reduce
greenhouse gas emissions, dugouts may
offset the carbon tax.
Furthermore, the team is using results from
their prairie dugout research to help develop
water management processes that could
combat harmful CO2 emissions across the
country. And that’s a winner.
A NEW PLAYER IN
THE FIGHT AGAINST
To learn more about the impactful research being done
at the University of Regina, please visit www.uregina.ca