IISD-ELA in the News
IISD-ELA in the News | Canadian Philippine Inquirer | April 20, 2021
Antidepressants: What Happens When They End up in Freshwater?
"Antidepressants are a lifeline for millions of people across North America and the world. In fact, venlafaxine—one of the most prescribed antidepressants—features among the top five most-consumed drugs by Canadians 25–64 years of age. And as COVID-19 measures have taken their toll on populations, we are seeing prescriptions for those drugs growing."
IISD-ELA in the News | Kenora Daily Miner and News | April 12, 2021
IISD-ELA gets FedNor funds to build tourism centre
"The IISD-Experimental Lakes Area is slated to get a funding boost from Ottawa to construct a new science and tourism centre at the field station east of Kenora. The centre will be designed with visitors and students in mind, senior director with IISD-ELA Matthew McCandless said during a virtual announcement Thursday. It will include classrooms and seminar rooms, a dining hall, reception and gallery as well as accommodations."
IISD-ELA in the News | CBC | April 9, 2021
Experimental Lakes Area near Kenora gets $180K in federal funds for planned climate centre
"The Experimental Lakes Area east of Kenora, Ont., has received $180,000 in federal funding to help in the construction of the Centre for Climate and Lake Learning. Terry Sheehan, parliamentary secretary to Melanie Joly, minister of economic development and official languages, and minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor), made the announcement Thursday."
IISD-ELA in the News | Winnipeg Free Press | March 26, 2021
Water policy plan flows to province
Dimple Roy, IISD’s director of water management and a member of the executive council that produced this week’s report, wrote in 2017 that "strengthening co-ordination between proposed watershed authorities, municipal plans, agricultural extension groups, and other local planning entities is necessary." This plan could provide an important first step.
IISD-ELA in the News | Toronto Star | March 25, 2021
What can we do about increased plastic use during the pandemic?
“Takeout containers become my Tupperware and a Ziplock bag in my house has a lifespan of like three years,” says Michael Rennie, associate professor at Lakehead University and research fellow with the International Institute for Sustainable Development Experimental Lakes Area. “A lot of people use grocery store bags picking up pet waste, too, but all of those ultimately go in the trash, so we need to think about reusing these items that we get that are maybe marketed as single-use more times than just twice to really get a benefit from it.”
IISD-ELA in the News | Kenora Daily Miner and News | March 19, 2021
IISD-ELA remembers renowned ecologist David Schindler
“That’s the kind of guy Dave was, he was really driven, he was very focused on science,” Paterson said. “He always wanted to get things done and even with something like that, his first thought was to get back to the Experimental Lakes Area and get back to work and collecting data.”
IISD-ELA in the News | Globe and Mail | March 19, 2021
‘Guerrilla ecologist’ David Schindler was a powerful defender of lakes and streams
Dr. Schindler could analyze results and see what was important. “He had the ability to cut to the heart of a problem and understand exactly what it was we needed to know,” Dr. Paterson says.
IISD-ELA in the News | Global News | March 9, 2021
‘He delighted in being challenged’: Renowned ecologist David Schindler remembered
"In the 1970s, Schindler pioneered a study of acid rain at Ontario’s Experimental Lakes Area. By gradually adding acid to a lake under controlled conditions, he was able to link the toxin to effects that were being seen in thousands of lakes across Central and Eastern Canada and in the United States."
IISD-ELA in the News | CTV | March 8, 2021
Edmonton-based world-renowned environmental researcher dead at 80
"Born in Fargo, N.D., Schindler earned a PhD in ecology from the University of Oxford before starting his career as the founding director of the Experimental Lakes Area in northwestern Ontario, where he spent 20 years running ecosystem-scale experiments."
IISD-ELA in the News | Edmonton Journal | March 8, 2021
Dr. David Schindler, world renowned environmental conservationist, dead at 80
"Schindler was a co-founder of the Experimental Lakes Area in Ontario where whole lake studies are performed on freshwater bodies. His work over his 50-year career in the field was instrumental in forming public policy around acid rain, including restrictions on acid emissions and the amount of chemicals in detergent."