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Research highlights | Jul 23, 2020

What Happens When Oil Spills Into a Freshwater Lake?

With approximately 840,000 km of oil and gas pipelines in Canada and 3.9 million km in the United States, we can always learn more about what occurs should one of those pipelines or railcars leak into nearby freshwater lakes.

This is what researchers at IISD-ELA have discovered so far.

Commentary | Jun 4, 2020

COVID-19 Has Changed Our Freshwater Use. We Need To Be Careful

In an opinion piece for the Ottawa Citizen, executive director of IISD Experimental Lakes Area, Matt McCandless, argues that in Canada we often take fresh water for granted, but that as responsible citizens there are critical steps we need to take to safeguard its health as water usage patterns change.