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

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  • 'Nobody was happy': Alberta coal town Grande Cache struggles with mine closure

    CBC Edmonton - October 20, 2017  "But even if that happens, in order to compete internationally, the mine will need to use more automation, which is a growing trend in the coal industry. It means more use of self-driving vehicles, autonomous crushers and automated monitoring systems. According to the Winnipeg-based International Institute for Sustainable Development this would replace 40 to 80 per cent of coal miners."

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  • Boat tours bring awareness

    The Selkirk Journal - October 18, 2017  "Providing in depth information about the Netley Marsh renewal project was Richard Grosshans, who is  a senior research scientist with the International Institute for Sustainable Development. He has conducted extensive research in Netley-Libau Marsh on Lake Winnipeg and has examined the long term wetland changes."

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  • La vraie nature du commerce progressiste

    Le Devoir - October 12, 2017  "L’expérience n’a pas été l’échec qu’on dit souvent, du moins pas pour son volet environnemental, assure Scott Vaughan, président et chef de la direction de l’International Institute for Sustainable Development."

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  • Lakehead University, experimental lakes area sign five-year agreement

    CBC Thunder Bay - October 11, 2017  "A five-year agreement between Lakehead University and the International Institute for Sustainable Development's experimental lakes area (ELA) will be a big benefit to Lakehead students, a researcher said."

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  • LU inks collaboration deal for Experimental Lakes Area

    TB News Watch - October 10, 2017  "Faculty and students from Lakehead University will receive easier access to the Experimental Lakes Area as a result of a new five-year memorandum of understanding."

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  • Top talent to talk Canada's energy future

    Winnipeg Free Press - October 05, 2017  One of the conference presenters, Scott Vaughan — the CEO of the Winnipeg-based International Institute of Sustainable Development — said, "The conference is pulling together all the different moving parts and looking at it and saying what does it all mean? Absolutely, this is the most important energy meeting that has ever been convened in Canada."

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  • Native Planet: Lake Winnipeg

    APTN - September 29, 2017  In episode four, season two of APTN's Native Planet, Hank Venema talks about why the prairies need to adapt to the onslaught of climate change, and Richard Grosshans explains what will happen to Lake Winnipeg if we don't take action now.

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  • Roundtable: What's causing extreme weather?

    TRT World - September 27, 2017  "Ferocious storms, bigger floods, more devastation. Extreme weather events are getting worse. Do towns and cities need better infrastructure to cope?" Anne Hammill joins a roundtable debate.

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  • What Canada Needs to Do Now (But Isn’t) to Prevent the Worst Impacts of Climate Change

    DeSmog Canada - September 21, 2017  “The benefits are very high compared to the costs,” said Hank Venema, planning director at the Winnipeg-based Prairie Climate Centre. “But it’s different than the way that governments have traditionally viewed these kinds of expenditures: they’ve looked upon it as just capital expense and not risk reduction and rural economic development and habitat benefit.”

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  • Canada deploys 'multi-pronged' lobbying to counter Trump's EPA cuts

    National Observer - September 21, 2017  "North of the border, Amin Asadollahi, co-chair of the Green Budget Coalition and North American lead for climate mitigation at the International Institute for Sustainable Development, said ENERGY STAR has helped businesses and Canadians reduce their energy costs and carbon pollution."

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