IISD-ELA in the News
IISD-ELA in the News | ICI Manitoba | August 7, 2020
Défi pour sauver le lac Winnipeg
(French-language interview) "Ils se donnent comme mission de sauver et dépolluer le lac Winnipeg et compétitionneront contre d'autres personnes pour trouver la meilleure façon de le faire. Pat Foucault s'entretient avec Alec Massé et Julien Koga, finalistes pour le AquaHacking Challenge 2020."
IISD-ELA in the News | The Conversation | August 6, 2020
Why scientists intentionally spilled oil into a Canadian lake
"In 2018, we conducted a larger study using in-lake enclosures at the IISD-Experimental Lakes Area, a research facility in northwestern Ontario that’s world-renowned for hosting experiments in whole lakes. Research from these experimental lakes has shaped water quality policies, such as acid rain and phosphates, by providing more accurate answers than those that come from a lab test tube."
IISD-ELA in the News | Vancouver Sun | August 6, 2020
Lockdown measures will affect Canadian science, and science students, for a long time to come
"In our world, summers are particularly important and formative as we were looking forward to critical summer placements at field stations and scientific facilities across Canada."
IISD-ELA in the News | The Lance | August 5, 2020
Helping save the lake
"Massé, who lives in St. Vital, and Koga, a St. Boniface resident, are finalists in the 2020 Lake Winnipeg AquaHacking Challenge, which is being hosted by International Institute for Sustainable Development."
IISD-ELA in the News | The Globe and Mail | July 27, 2020
The environment shouldn’t suffer because of our COVID-19 precautions
"Our continued use of cleaning and sanitizing products is an important part of combating the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. But that doesn’t mean we should delay doing more research into the potential environmental threats posed by the QACs to the freshwaters into which they discharge, and the fauna who reside within – a world that we need to ensure survives and thrives for long after this pandemic is over."
IISD-ELA in the News | Phys.org | July 21, 2020
Everything you ever wanted to know about leech sex but were afraid to ask
In their article, published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Karen Kidd, professor at McMaster University and lead author, documents that the EE2 appeared to have little impact on the abundance of leeches, but notes that there was "increased condition in one species and some changes in relative gonad sizes of reproductive organs."
IISD-ELA in the News | CBC News | July 11, 2020
This isn’t the time to let environmental protection and monitoring slip
"When the world comes out the other end of this pandemic, we will need that information on the health of our world more than ever."
IISD-ELA in the News | Policy Options | July 9, 2020
The Canada Water Agency must tap into the sector’s innovations
"The development of the Canada Water Agency is a unique opportunity to improve freshwater stewardship in this country. The best way to do this is with strong federal leadership that taps into, builds up and collaborates with the networks that are active across Canada today."
IISD-ELA in the News | CKDR | June 8, 2020
ELA Still Conducting Work This Summer
“What we will be doing this year is continuing long-term monitoring. So studying the temperature of fish, lakes and biota of lakes. And this is the famous 52 year long data record. It will continue unbroken this year.”
IISD-ELA in the News | Eos by the American Geophysical Union | June 3, 2020
Fieldwork in the Experimental Lakes Area Adapts to COVID-19
"To balance safety with continuity of the site’s 52-year unbroken data sets, IISD-ELA has adapted to a new normal—at least for the time being."