Media

Our world-class research and experts are often featured in media across the globe.

See below to see the latest media releases from IISD Experimental Lakes Area and features in media. If you wish to speak to one of our experts, contact Sumeep Bath, media and communications officer at IISD Experimental Lakes Area at [email protected] or +1 (204) 958-7700 ext. 740.

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IISD-ELA in the News | Great Lakes Now | July 30, 2021

Bacteria Cleanup: Should we let nature clean up oil spills?

"Vince Palace, who led the work at the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Experimental Lakes Area in western Ontario, said that the methods currently in use for cleaning up spills in rivers and lakes – mostly digging up and dumping contaminated soil – are not particularly effective. They only recover around 20 to 40% of the oil, and the physical damage done to shorelines and streambeds can be worse than the effects of the spill itself, taking as long as a decade to recover."

IISD-ELA in the News | Winnipeg Free Press | July 21, 2021

Wetlands could help wipe out water woes

"In early July, researchers from the International Institute for Sustainable Development built and planted a total of 10 floating wetlands in two retention ponds in East St. Paul. The project, run by IISD’s bioeconomy and water policy lead Richard Grosshans, will test how effective the wetlands are at removing harmful pollutants from freshwater lakes over time."