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.
IISD-ELA in the News | The Conversation | August 6, 2020
Why scientists intentionally spilled oil into a Canadian lake
"In 2018, we conducted a larger study using in-lake enclosures at the IISD-Experimental Lakes Area, a research facility in northwestern Ontario that’s world-renowned for hosting experiments in whole lakes. Research from these experimental lakes has shaped water quality policies, such as acid rain and phosphates, by providing more accurate answers than those that come from a lab test tube."
IISD-ELA in the News | Vancouver Sun | August 6, 2020
Lockdown measures will affect Canadian science, and science students, for a long time to come
"In our world, summers are particularly important and formative as we were looking forward to critical summer placements at field stations and scientific facilities across Canada."
IISD-ELA in the News | The Lance | August 5, 2020
Helping save the lake
"Massé, who lives in St. Vital, and Koga, a St. Boniface resident, are finalists in the 2020 Lake Winnipeg AquaHacking Challenge, which is being hosted by International Institute for Sustainable Development."
IISD-ELA in the News | The Globe and Mail | July 27, 2020
The environment shouldn’t suffer because of our COVID-19 precautions
"Our continued use of cleaning and sanitizing products is an important part of combating the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. But that doesn’t mean we should delay doing more research into the potential environmental threats posed by the QACs to the freshwaters into which they discharge, and the fauna who reside within – a world that we need to ensure survives and thrives for long after this pandemic is over."
IISD-ELA in the News | Phys.org | July 21, 2020
Everything you ever wanted to know about leech sex but were afraid to ask
In their article, published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Karen Kidd, professor at McMaster University and lead author, documents that the EE2 appeared to have little impact on the abundance of leeches, but notes that there was "increased condition in one species and some changes in relative gonad sizes of reproductive organs."