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 | 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 | 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."