IISD-ELA in the News

IISD-ELA in the News | Kenora Online | March 16, 2018

Simulated oil spills this summer

"Researchers and scientists with the International Institute for Sustainable Development – Experimental Lakes Area are planning simulated oil spills in northwestern Ontario this summer. Both studies are proposed, and are being considered for approval by the provincial government."

IISD-ELA in the News | CBC News | March 7, 2018

Scientists plan simulated oil spills in northwestern Ontario

"Scientists are planning experimental "oil spills" in northwestern Ontario this summer in an effort to better understand what happens when diluted bitumen winds up in freshwater lakes. Ecologists at the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) east of Kenora are planning to simulate a series of spills, clean them up and then assess what happens to the water, plants and animals."

IISD-ELA in the News | CBC Manitoba | January 18, 2018

Billion-dollar nitrogen reduction efforts may have minimal impact on toxic algae blooms: study

"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."