IISD-ELA in the News
IISD-ELA in the News | CBC Thunder Bay | April 15, 2019
Scientists gear up for year two of oil spill research in Experimental Lakes Area
"Researchers are gearing up for phase two of a project involving simulating oil spills at a freshwater research facility in northwestern Ontario. The project, which began in the summer of 2018, is looking at the impact of oil spills on freshwater environments, as well as examining cleanup methods, explained Vince Palace, head research scientist for the Experimental Lakes Area, which is run by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD-ELA)."
IISD-ELA in the News | CBC Thunder Bay | April 4, 2019
Climate change report hits hard for northwestern Ontario environmentalist
"The report comes as a welcome addition to longstanding research on climate change, said Michael Rennie, an associate professor in the biology department at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont., adding that it backs up research on climate change being conducted at the IISD Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) in northwestern Ontario, where he is a research fellow."
IISD-ELA in the News | Winnipeg Free Press | April 3, 2019
Not enough border officials able to spot invasive zebra mussels: audit
"Scott Higgins, a research scientist with the Winnipeg-based International Institute for Sustainable Development, said that speaks to a broader confusion over jurisdiction. Over time, federal governments have given provincial counterparts authority over fishery regulations, such as the ability to issue fines."
IISD-ELA in the News | UM Today | March 25, 2019
Celebrating the 2019 Co-op Student of the Year
"Before his work at DFO, Budyk worked at the IISD-Experimental Lakes Area for two years (four placements) where he worked in a variety of roles including limnology, fisheries and chemistry to conduct whole lake ecosystem research."
IISD-ELA in the News | Water Canada | March 25, 2019
Retrofit to Winnipeg’s Largest Sewage Treatment Plant Could Protect Lake Winnipeg
“What we’re proposing is standard practice elsewhere,” said Roy. “This is a cost-effective solution that will enable the city to meet its provincial phosphorus requirement and help protect Lake Winnipeg until permanent upgrades to the north end plant can be completed.”
IISD-ELA in the News | CBC Manitoba | March 22, 2019
Interim plan proposed to protect Lake Winnipeg from ‘constant dripping tap’ of nutrients from treatment plant
""Turning off the dripping tap is the first thing you address.… You have to look at other sources. But this is the clearest point source that we have. And frankly, the City of Winnipeg is where a lot of the people who benefit from Lake Winnipeg live," [Dimple] Roy said."
IISD-ELA in the News | Water Canada | March 21, 2019
Gordon Foundation Launches Open-Access Hub for Water Quality Data
”IISD Experimental Lakes Area, in the Upper Winnipeg River portion of the Lake Winnipeg watershed, is the world’s freshwater laboratory and is thrilled to have contributed data from its unparalleled 50-year dataset on the health of boreal lakes,” said Geoffrey Gunn, geographer at the IISD Experimental Lakes Area.
IISD-ELA in the News | Cottage Life | March 15, 2019
A study reveals the ecological impact of aquaculture in Ontario’s Great Lakes
“The ELA experiment was at a level that’s well outside what would ever be approved on the Great lakes—in other words, the size of the farm relative to the size of Lake 375 is massive compared to anything that would ever be approved on the Great Lakes. The point in Lake 375 was to understand pathways of effect and to match nutrient loading to other ELA experiments that focused on nutrients, which it did very well.”
IISD-ELA in the News | TVO | March 13, 2019
Why you may not need to worry about Ontario farmed fish after all
" When scientists added a fish farm to an otherwise untouched small lake at the ELA, the populations of some wild fish boomed relative to those in a control lake where no farmed fish were added."
IISD-ELA in the News | The Hill Times | March 11, 2019
Canada could take inspiration from U.S. environmental policy preventing algal blooms
"A federal mechanism in Canada, allowing local jurisdictions to flag significant flourishes of algal blooms to the federal government, which could then release funds from its coffers to tackle it, would be the only logical way to address this transboundary issue."