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Research highlights | Apr 3, 2019

How and Why We Have Monitored Our Lakes for the Last 50 Years

Here at the world’s freshwater laboratory, we regularly monitor our lakes. But what do we monitor? And how do these parameters help us to better understand the health of a lake? Paul Fafard explains each of the major characteristics we regularly measure and explore what they can teach us about the current state of our fresh water.

Commentary | Jan 28, 2019

LONG READ: How Will Cannabis Legalization Affect our Fresh Water?

Now that cannabis legalization is sweeping North America, it is time for us to explore the impact of marijuana on our abundant supplies of fresh water. Vince Palace, our head research scientist, takes us through the existing science and explains what IISD-ELA is gearing up to discover this summer.