IISD-ELA in the News

IISD-ELA in the News | Water Canada | August 20, 2019

Declining Calcium Levels in Freshwater Lakes Have Negative Impacts on Some Species

"A new global study evaluated how calcium concentrations are changing in freshwater lakes around the world. The study revealed that in widespread areas in Europe and eastern North America, calcium levels are declining towards levels that can be critically low for the reproduction and survival of many aquatic organisms, such as freshwater mussels and zooplankton."

IISD-ELA in the News | WTIP North Shore Community Radio | August 19, 2019

Scientists conduct real-world experiments to study freshwater pollution

"Scientists in a research facility in northwestern Ontario are deliberately polluting lakes to learn what happens to the ecosystem and then figure out how to make them healthy again. Brian spoke with Sumeep Bath, communications director for the International Institute for Sustainable Development Experimental Lakes area, located north of Kenora, Ontario, to find out more."

IISD-ELA in the News | IAGLR LAKE Letters | August 15, 2019

IISD Experimental Lakes Area committed to policy

"A next step for IISD-ELA is to build policy-needs analysis into experimental design at the onset. This ongoing process will involve mapping the existing policy landscape and determining priorities as part of the development of the research project so the outcomes of the experiment have an immediate relevance for policy makers."

IISD-ELA in the News | The Narwhal | August 14, 2019

Acid rain: it’s not over yet for this tiny shrimp

"Over the past year, Michael Rennie has dumped 30,000 tiny freshwater shrimp into a remote lake in northern Ontario. Rennie, a freshwater ecologist at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, is trying to find out if these shrimp can help the lake’s ecosystem recover from an environmental catastrophe that many people probably thought had already been solved: acid rain."

IISD-ELA in the News | Winnipeg Free Press | August 6, 2019

Lake Winnipeg needs us now

"There are some proposed solutions. The Lake Winnipeg Foundation and the International Institute for Sustainable Development are proposing a chemical called ferric chloride to reduce the levels of phosphorus in Winnipeg’s north end water-treatment plant (which treats nearly 70 per cent of our city’s waste). It’s an exciting idea, but suffers from a lack of political co-operation as the city and province argue about how it will be done."

IISD-ELA in the News | CBC | August 6, 2019

How duckweed might be a solution to pollution in Lake Winnipeg

"Earlier this week, research scientist Richard Grosshans and his team from the International Institute for Sustainable Development harvested 33 kilograms of duckweed they had grown in the sewage lagoon at Dunnottar, Man., a village of 760 people, 65 kilometres north of Winnipeg on the west shore of Lake Winnipeg."