IISD-ELA in the News
IISD-ELA in the News | Winnipeg Free Press | February 28, 2020
Changing climate, threatened cultures
Coming at this issue from a western science perspective, Scott Higgins agrees that climate-change implications are much more complex than many understand. Higgins is a research scientist at the International Institute for Sustainable Development, a Winnipeg-based think tank. "If you only knew the annual average change in air temperature, you’d miss a lot," Higgins says.
IISD-ELA in the News | The Better India | February 26, 2020
Lake-Killing Phosphate: Canada Banned It, Indian Detergents Still Use 2.88 Tons/Yr!
"The evidence was overwhelming and the results, clear as the sky—phosphates caused unnaturally fast growth of algae. This experiment, conducted in Canada’s Experimental Lakes Area, was enough to convince policymakers to control the use of phosphates in laundry detergents and other home cleaners."
IISD-ELA in the News | UN Water | February 24, 2020
Academics make you lol
"Science and research isn’t usually a laughing matter. However, the ‘lol my thesis’ website is changing all that. Anyone who has written a thesis submits their original title, and then comes up with a new, funny one-line title that better describes what they did and what they found. The result? Academic research is made more accessible and honest, and gives everyone a chuckle. See what staff at the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s (IISD) freshwater laboratory came up with to make you lol."
IISD-ELA in the News | Winnipeg Free Press | February 17, 2020
Manitoba seeks help with zebra mussels
"They can get incredibly high densities, and they clog intake screens and a variety of infrastructures," said Scott Higgins, a research scientist at the International Institute for Sustainable Development. He said zebra mussels are "the poster child for aquatic invasive species" because they throw off fish ecosystems and jam up Manitoba Hydro infrastructure.
IISD-ELA in the News | The Selkirk Record | February 13, 2020
Aquahacking Lake Winnipeg
"IISD has teamed up with Aquahacking to bring the Aquahacking Challenge, a challenge designed to have innovators compete to create a startup company which tackles issues facing lakes and rivers, to Manitoba."
IISD-ELA in the News | Manitoba Cooperator | February 11, 2020
Flood waters leave farmers with nowhere to go
"The water began to rise in 1999, Weidenhamer said. In the next decade it continued to climb and peaked in 2011. The rise coincides with a prolonged wet cycle of 10 to 15 years, said Richard Grosshans with the International Institute for Sustainable Development."
IISD-ELA in the News | Great Lakes Now (Detroit Public TV) | February 4, 2020
Polluting with Purpose: In the wilderness with Great Lakes Now at Canada’s Experimental Lakes Area
"The journey to the Experimental Lakes Area for me began at the International Association of Great Lakes Research conference in June, where Sumeep Bath, the communications manager for the site, spoke about his job helping scientists communicate with the larger public."
IISD-ELA in the News | Canadian Geographic | February 3, 2020
Canada’s 90 Greatest Explorers: Innovation
"David Schindler. Renowned environmental scientist who pioneered large-scale investigations of whole lakes as director of the Experimental Lakes Area, Kenora, Ont. His acid rain research and other studies have resulted in specific protection measures for world freshwater resources."
IISD-ELA in the News | Great Lakes Now (Detroit Public TV) | January 28, 2020
Episode 1010: Sand, Sinkholes and Science
“It sounds a bit crass maybe, but we treat our lakes like test tubes,” said Pauline Gerrard, deputy director of the Experimental Lakes Area. “If you think about an experiment in a lab, you have a test tube. You know exactly what’s in that test tube to start with. You add a certain amount of something else and you observe the change. We do that in our lakes.“
IISD-ELA in the News | Winnipeg Free Press | January 28, 2020
Looking at the human side of tech
"Pauline Gerrard, a department director of the experimental lakes area at IISD, said the upcoming conference is geared to a cross-section of the community. "It’s going to be a fantastic conference — there will be something for everyone," said Gerrard, who lives in St. Boniface. "There will be lots of opportunities for everyone to get behind.""