IISD In The News
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.
Billion-dollar nitrogen reduction efforts may have minimal impact on toxic algae blooms: study
CBC Manitoba - January 18, 2018 "Costly efforts to reduce toxic algae blooms on Lake Winnipeg by controlling the amount of nitrogen flowing into the water could have little to no impact, according to the results of a decades-long study. Scientists working in the Experimental Lakes Area in northwestern Ontario conducted a whole-ecosystem experiment on one lake, beginning in 1969."Read More
Myth of Subsidy Cut
The Day After - January 15, 2018 "During the same period, carbon-emitter fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas remained the largest beneficiaries. While subsidies to renewable energy increased by over Rs 6,700 crore ($1.05 billion), they accounted for less than 10 percent of the energy subsidies of the central government, according to this report by the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD), a think-tank,...Read More
Like Oceans, Freshwater Is Also Acidifying
Scientific American - January 11, 2018 "Although some lakes can also absorb CO2 at their surfaces similar to the way oceans do, the increases in these other sources of organic and inorganic carbon are likely the dominant factor, says Scott Higgins, a research scientist at the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Experimental Lakes Area, a natural laboratory of 58 small lakes in Ontario."Read More
Economic costs of pollution simply sickening
Terrace Standard - January 11, 2018 "In April of 2017, the International Institute for Sustainable Development released a report (whose methodology was endorsed by the Conference Board of Canada) providing an estimate of the costs of pollution on ordinary citizens and families. Their conclusion is shocking, although not altogether unexpected: pollution costs Canadian families, businesses and governments up to tens of billions of...Read More
The Mother Of All Disruptions
Swarajya - January 10, 2018 "Coal miners, steel, oil and gas, and construction workers are also looking at a tenuous future. The Canada-based International Institute for Sustainable Development predicts that autonomous long-distance-haul trains, automated drilling and tunnel-boring systems, and other technological job-slayers will reach their peak rates of deployment in the next ten to 15 years and replace 40–80 per cent...Read More
Nitrogen reduction not the path
Manitoba Cooperator - January 08, 2018 “We have been researching the role of artificial nitrogen in algal blooms for almost 50 years now, and these latest results clearly demonstrate that ceasing nitrogen loading into lakes has little effect on the size or duration of algal blooms,” said Scott Higgins, lead author on the paper.Read More
Du pétrole sera déversé délibérément dans un lac près de Kenora
Radio-Canada - January 02, 2018 "Une équipe de chercheurs déversera du pétrole dans un lac de la Région des lacs expérimentaux (RLE) afin d'étudier l'impact sur les poissons d'eau douce."Read More
Aadhaar’s benefits may have been limited, says RBI-affiliated institute
Scroll.in - December 22, 2017 Citing a report by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, the paper says the government has incurred a loss of Rs 97 crore till date.Read More
What Happens When Oil Sands Pipelines Spill?
Inside Science - December 21, 2017 "In June next year, a remote lake in Canada will suffer eight simultaneous oil spills. But it will be for a good cause. Scientists are trying to learn how dilbit, or diluted bitumen -- the complex mixture of bitumen, gasoline and other chemicals that flows through pipelines and is hauled on railway cars away from Canada's oil sands -- behaves when it is released into the environment."Read More
Affordable housing options squeezed
Winnipeg Free Press - December 13, 2017 "New data released on Tuesday by Peg, an organization which studies local issues related to public health and safety, noted the number of Winnipeggers in what they call the "core housing need" increased to 12.1 per cent last year from 10.3 per cent in 2010."Read More