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Dyeing the Halifax harbour pink to help fight climate change

Source: CBC News

Some parts of the Halifax harbour turned a bright shade of pink on Thursday — for science.

Researchers with Dalhousie University added pink fluorescent dye to Nova Scotia Power’s Tufts Cove Generating Station in Dartmouth, so the colour can be tracked as it moves through the harbour over the next couple of days.

It’s part of an experiment that could one day help the ocean better absorb carbon dioxide.

“This is only a small bit, actually, in a much bigger research endeavour,” Katja Fennel, an oceanographer leading the research, told CBC Radio’s Maritime Noon on Thursday.

“The ultimate goal here is to test an idea for a technology that would help us reduce atmospheric CO2 and could be one tool in the toolbox for fighting climate change, basically.”

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