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 | Winnipeg Free Press | April 24, 2020
Pandemic complications put freshwater lake research on hold
"What we’ve been doing over the last month is taking a step back and thinking about, ‘OK, what are our goals this year, given (the circumstances)? And how are we going to achieve them?’ What we’ve set out for ourselves, in terms of goals is maintaining the scientific record. This will be the 52nd year of monitoring out at the ELA," said deputy director Pauline Gerrard.
IISD-ELA in the News | Chemicals Without Concern | April 22, 2020
How Nanosilver Gets Into Our Freshwater, and What We Need To Do About It
"There are no bandage solutions to freshwater issues. There are, however, nano-sized particles of silver on bandages, which have inadvertently created a complicated environmental issue. “Nanosilver” describes particles of silver between 1 and 100 nanometres in size that are inherently toxic to bacteria and microbes and thus a great antibacterial."
IISD-ELA in the News | Canadian Science Publishing | April 7, 2020
What happens when Albertan oil seeps into a lake?
“…Our freshwater lakes, wetlands, ponds, rivers, and creeks and the wildlife that depend on them should not be forgotten in this national conversation about oil development,” says Dr. Diane Orihel"
Media Releases | April 3, 2020
This Is How The World’s Freshwater Laboratory Is Responding to COVID-19
As we plan for the uncertain months ahead, the safety of our community is our top priority.
IISD-ELA in the News | Winnipeg Free Press | February 28, 2020
Changing climate, threatened cultures
Coming at this issue from a western science perspective, Scott Higgins agrees that climate-change implications are much more complex than many understand. Higgins is a research scientist at the International Institute for Sustainable Development, a Winnipeg-based think tank. "If you only knew the annual average change in air temperature, you’d miss a lot," Higgins says.