IISD-ELA in the News

IISD-ELA in the News | The Globe and Mail | June 18, 2018

Study launched to test impact of crude and bitumen spill on lake life

"Researchers were in northwestern Ontario over the weekend spilling diluted oilsands bitumen and crude oil into a lake to study how the ecosystem, from microbes to fish, responds. The pilot project, known as Freshwater Oil Spill Remediation Study, is being done at the International Institute for Sustainable Development Experimental Lakes Area southeast of Kenora, Ont."

IISD-ELA in the News | TBNewsWatch | June 13, 2018

Restoring freshwater ecosystems

"A biology professor at Lakehead University has been awarded $150,000 in grants to study freshwater ecosystem recovery strategies at the Experimental Lakes Area and walleye populations on Lake Superior."

IISD-ELA in the News | The National Film Board of Canada | April 12, 2018

Freshwater World

In this film from 1974, Giles Walker takes a look at a variety of projects undertaken by scientists at Environment Canada's Freshwater Institute in Winnipeg to study the processes that pollute or disrupt clean and balanced freshwater environments. Beautiful footage of IISD Experimental Lakes Area starts at 3:28.

IISD-ELA in the News | The Weather Network | April 9, 2018

Canadian lakes serve as windows into Earth’s origins

"The Lake Matano discoveries had special significance for Dr. Sherry Schiff in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Waterloo. Her long history of studying freshwater habitats, including those at the International Institute for Sustainable Development — Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) in northern Ontario, helped her formulate a hypothesis."

IISD-ELA in the News | Winnipeg Free Press | April 7, 2018

Sewage SOS

Our very own Scott Higgins contributes a piece to this insert in the Winnipeg Free Press, explaining teh science of phosphorus and algae.