IISD-ELA in the News
IISD-ELA in the News | Eos | August 14, 2020
Lake Ice—and Ecosystems—in a Warming World
"Ice cover on freshwater lakes, even when only seasonally present, can strongly influence warming summer lake temperatures, algal growth, and nutrient availability. As effects of ice cover on inland aquatic ecosystems have become clearer, research into the biogeochemical and ecological processes that occur during winter has blossomed. But because of challenges inherent in winter fieldwork, these studies have not kept pace with the ecological changes associated with continuing decreases in seasonal ice duration."
IISD-ELA in the News | Mantoulin Expositor | August 13, 2020
Plastic pollution in Lake Huron: Part II of a series
"Dr. Rennie, along with Chelsea Rochman from the Rochman Lab at the University of Toronto and Diane Orihel from Queen’s University, are two years into a microplastics experiment at ELA."
IISD-ELA in the News | Eos | August 13, 2020
The Lasting Legacy of Phosphorus Buried in Lakes
"Research at an experimental lake suggests that phosphorus inputs from runoff may affect the health of aquatic ecosystems long after external additions of the nutrient are reduced."
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."