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IISD's research, experts and publications are regularly featured by press outlets and on multimedia platforms around the world.

The list below is a selection of recent mentions. Click Here for other media-related content.

  • If it’s not green on this map, it’s a water source that’s been hurt by climate change: report

    Global News - June 15, 2017  "The latest map provided the “key integrated perspective on watershed health and integrity,” Henry Venema, a planning director at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the chair of the Canadian Water Summit, told Global News."

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  • MPs call for stronger law against toxic chemicals

    National Observer - June 02, 2017  "The Winnipeg-based International Institute for Sustainable Development estimates that the costs of pollution in Canada exceeded $35 billion in 2015."

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  • Zebra mussels spreading in Lake Winnipeg; scientist says news isn’t all bad

    Winnipeg Sun - June 20, 2017  "Higgins says zebra mussels have been confirmed in four bodies of water in Manitoba: Cedar Lake, Singush Lake in Duck Mountain Provincial Park, the Red River and Lake Winnipeg since 2013. Higgins says in about the 700 or so lakes that have been invaded in North America, there are only two examples where they’ve been effectively eliminated, and both were small lakes where potash was added."

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  • Zebra mussel spread prompts concerns about visitors to Grand Beach

    CTV Winnipeg - June 20, 2017  "Scott Higgins is a research scientist with the IISD Experimental Lakes Area, based in Winnipeg. Higgins said there are beaches along the Great Lakes that have been covered with shells in the past, but it doesn't necessarily mean the health of the lake will be drastically harmed."

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  • Série environnement: région des lacs expérimentaux

    Radio Canada - June 07, 2017  "Un projet scientifique dans le Nord de l'Ontario est de grand intérêt dans le monde scientifique. La Région des lacs expérimentaux dans le district de Kenora compte près d'une soixantaine de lacs qui sont à l'abri de l'impact des activités humaines."

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  • New report says pollution costs Canadian economy ‘tens of billions’ each year

    Toronto Star - June 01, 2017  "Pollution costs Canadians tens of billions of dollars every year, according to a new report that is billed as the first comprehensive review of the “startling” economic toll of everything from city smog to road salt runoff."

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  • Pollution costs Canadians billions

    Winnipeg Free Press - June 01, 2017  "Pollution costs Canadians at least $39 billion per year. And that is a very conservative number. The estimate was produced in a groundbreaking study released today by the Winnipeg-based International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), called The Costs of Pollution in Canada: Measuring the impacts on families, businesses and governments."

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  • Winnipeggers better at recycling, conserving water, Peg report says

    CBC Manitoba - June 01, 2017  Winnipeggers are getting better at recycling but the total amount of residential waste continues to grow. That's one of the major takeaways from new data released Thursday by Peg, a community health indicator system led by the United Way of Winnipeg and the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

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  • Winnipeggers sending less waste to landfill

    Winnipeg Free Press - June 01, 2017  "Winnipeggers recycling efforts are paying off and less waste is ending up in the landfill. That's one of the key findings from a report released Thursday by Peg, a community health indicator system for Winnipeg led by the United Way of Winnipeg and the International Institute for Sustainable Development."

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  • Smog is expensive

    VICE - June 01, 2017  "Pollution is expensive business. It apparently costs the Canadian economy tens of billions of dollars every year, according to a new report released Thursday by the International Institute for Sustainable Development. The not-for-profit organization set out to measure the impact of pollution on Canadian families, businesses and the government, in order to comprehensively tally the economic...

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