Newspaper article The Canadian Press

University of Saskatchewan Partners with First Nation on Climate Change Research

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

University of Saskatchewan Partners with First Nation on Climate Change Research

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Climate change research on Saskatchewan reserve

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SASKATOON - University of Saskatchewan researchers are working with a First Nation in southern Saskatchewan on a project to measure the effects of climate change.

Earlier this month, a monitoring station was installed on land belong to the Okanese First Nation.

The first of four automated stations will record and share data on temperature, rainfall, humidity, air pressure and wind.

Chief Marie-Anne Daywalker-Pelletier says the project's goal is to help restore the local ecological balance as well as the Indigenous community's relationship with the land.

Grass fires fuelled by drought and threats to the community's drinking water supply are among the concerns that motivated the project.

Bob Patrick with the College of Arts and Science says the project benefits both sides. …

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