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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.
IISD-ELA in the News | PBS | April 8, 2021
Bolder Fish: New study looks at how pandemic antidepressant use might affect freshwater ecosystems
"Ecotoxicologist Jose Luis Rodriguez Gil will spend the next year investigating the implications of excreted antidepressant drugs in a unique whole ecosystem experiment in a boreal lake in northern Ontario. His findings could have implications for larger bodies of water, including the Great Lakes."
IISD-ELA in the News | Winnipeg Free Press | March 26, 2021
Water policy plan flows to province
Dimple Roy, IISD’s director of water management and a member of the executive council that produced this week’s report, wrote in 2017 that "strengthening co-ordination between proposed watershed authorities, municipal plans, agricultural extension groups, and other local planning entities is necessary." This plan could provide an important first step.
IISD-ELA in the News | Toronto Star | March 25, 2021
What can we do about increased plastic use during the pandemic?
“Takeout containers become my Tupperware and a Ziplock bag in my house has a lifespan of like three years,” says Michael Rennie, associate professor at Lakehead University and research fellow with the International Institute for Sustainable Development Experimental Lakes Area. “A lot of people use grocery store bags picking up pet waste, too, but all of those ultimately go in the trash, so we need to think about reusing these items that we get that are maybe marketed as single-use more times than just twice to really get a benefit from it.”
IISD-ELA in the News | Kenora Daily Miner and News | March 19, 2021
IISD-ELA remembers renowned ecologist David Schindler
“That’s the kind of guy Dave was, he was really driven, he was very focused on science,” Paterson said. “He always wanted to get things done and even with something like that, his first thought was to get back to the Experimental Lakes Area and get back to work and collecting data.”
IISD-ELA in the News | Globe and Mail | March 19, 2021
‘Guerrilla ecologist’ David Schindler was a powerful defender of lakes and streams
Dr. Schindler could analyze results and see what was important. “He had the ability to cut to the heart of a problem and understand exactly what it was we needed to know,” Dr. Paterson says.