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 | Kenora Daily Miner and News | August 12, 2019
Underwater pinhole photography at IISD-ELA
"The latest artist-in-residence at the IISD-Experimental Lakes Area had no idea the set of 58 lakes 98 kilometres southeast of Kenora existed until she applied for the program. "
IISD-ELA in the News | Market News Reporter | August 7, 2019
Calcium Concentrations Are Changing in Freshwater Lakes All Over the World
"IISD Experimental Lakes Area—the world’s freshwater laboratory— in northwestern Ontario, Canada, contributed expertise and data from its unique long-term monitoring dataset of over 50 years."
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."
IISD-ELA in the News | Winnipeg Free Press | August 2, 2019
Manitoba Liberals declare war on algae blooms; Lamont unveils rescue plans for lake, wetlands
"The treatment plant is the single largest phosphorous emitter polluting Lake Winnipeg, according to a report by the Lake Winnipeg Foundation and the International Institute of Sustainable Development, which both recommended adding ferric chloride to its water to bind and remove phosphorous."
IISD-ELA in the News | Global Winnipeg | August 2, 2019
Lake Winnipeg algae blooms could be tackled with change at city sewage plant, say experts
"IISD Director of Water Programs Dimple Roy told 680 CJOB that while weather and other environmental factors do contribute to the blooms, the city’s phosphorous is the primary cause."