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 | Kenora Daily Miner | May 27, 2018
Kenora MP Bob Nault predicts highway project will begin by end of 2019
“It’s an international facility that does science work that no other place in the world can do so we need the province to continue to fund it,” he said.
IISD-ELA in the News | CBC Manitoba | May 27, 2018
Mussels flex reach, threaten northern Lake Winnipeg and Manitoba Hydro stations
""The concerns are all over the map about what's going to happen to the lake. We've heard everything from zebra mussels won't have a big impact on the lake to the lake is dead," said Scott Higgins, research scientist with the International Institute for Sustainable Development's Experimental Lakes Area, southeast of Kenora, Ont."
IISD-ELA in the News | City TV | May 23, 2018
Experts Warn Invasive Zebra Mussel Could Spread to Other Provinces
IISD-ELA's Scott Higgins explains why zebra mussels are such a problem for Canada's lakes, and how we can try to minimize the problem.
IISD-ELA in the News | National Observer | May 22, 2018
Scientists are planning an oily bitumen spill in this Ontario lake
"They’ll look at how the oil changes chemically and physically over time, and how the toxicity changes chemically and physically over time," said Palace, a toxicologist with 25 years of experience. "That will be a 12-week study and we will follow up the residual impacts over the next several years."
IISD-ELA in the News | CBC Quirks and Quarks | April 24, 2018
Trans Mountain spill ‘could have significant impacts’ says Canadian government scientist
"This summer, work will begin to study the effect of a diluted bitumen spill in the Experimental Lakes Area in Ontario to look at the fate and behaviour of dilbit in a Boreal freshwater lake."
IISD-ELA in the News | The National Film Board of Canada | April 12, 2018
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
Our very own Scott Higgins contributes a piece to this insert in the Winnipeg Free Press, explaining teh science of phosphorus and algae.