Media Releases | August 30, 2019
IISD Experimental Lakes Area and Genome Prairie Launch Unique Research to Explore How Wetlands Help Clean Up Oil Spills
Researchers at IISD Experimental Lakes Area, the world’s freshwater laboratory in northwestern Ontario, have launched a one-of-a-kind experiment to explore how to harness the power of wetlands to clean up oil spills.
Media Releases | August 6, 2019
Calcium levels in freshwater lakes declining in Europe and North America with negative impacts on some species, new study
A new global study of how calcium concentrations are changing in freshwater lakes around the world has 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.
Media Releases | May 21, 2019
Ontario Supporting Freshwater Research and Education
"Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, was in Kenora to announce Ontario is providing more than $2 million in funding to the International Institute for Sustainable Development Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA)."
Media Releases | April 24, 2019
Media Availability: Zebra Mussels and Fresh Water
IISD Experimental Lakes Area is pleased to offer expertise to media on zebra mussels—one Manitoba waters' most common invasive species—and the effect they can have on our province's fresh water.
Media Releases | April 18, 2019
World’s Freshwater Laboratory Launches New Project to Revolutionize How We Protect Canada’s Lakes
To mark this year’s Earth Day, the world’s freshwater laboratory is launching an unprecedented two-year project to determine how new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, can revolutionize how we protect the environment.
Media Releases | April 8, 2019
Learn about groundbreaking new research into oil spills at the world’s freshwater laboratory
"On Monday, April 15 at 7 pm in ATAC 1001 at Lakehead University, scientists will explain how they are rolling out the second stage of groundbreaking new research into the impact of oil spills on lakes and shorelines."
Media Releases | March 22, 2019
New Report: Cost-Effective Interim Retrofit To Winnipeg’s North End Sewage Treatment Plant Would Help Protect Lake Winnipeg
On World Water Day, the Lake Winnipeg Foundation and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) are releasing a report recommending an interim retrofit to Winnipeg’s largest sewage treatment plant. This retrofit could be implemented quickly and at low cost to significantly reduce the facility’s phosphorus contribution to Lake Winnipeg.
Media Releases | September 17, 2018
Dr. Michael Paterson, Gail Asper and Family to Match $1,000,000 of Donations to IISD Experimental Lakes Area
"Dr. Michael Paterson, Gail Asper and family have just announced that they will match, dollar-for-dollar, $1,000,000 of donations to IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA)—the world’s freshwater laboratory—in northwestern Ontario."
Media Releases | December 18, 2017
Reducing How Much Nitrogen Enters a Lake Has Little Impact on Algal Blooms, Find Canadian Scientists
"Lakes suffering from harmful algal blooms may not respond to reduced, or even discontinued, artificial nitrogen loading. Many blue-green algae responsible for algal blooms can fix atmospheric nitrogen dissolved in the water, and therefore water stewards should focus their efforts on removing phosphorus from lakes to combat algal blooms."
Media Releases | November 19, 2017
Media Availability: With Keystone spill, questions remain about oil’s impact on fresh water
Oil spills, such as the recent spill from the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota, will have an impact on the surrounding environment. Experts from IISD Experimental Lakes Area are available for media to break down what we know about the impact of oil on fresh water systems.