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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@example.com or +1 (204) 958-7700 ext. 740.
IISD-ELA in the News | The Globe and Mail | July 31, 2019
Slick science: How researchers are preparing for Canada’s next major oil spill
"“Actually, watching the oil being placed on the lake is a pretty exciting feeling,” said Ms. Stanley, a PhD student and project officer at the Experimental Lakes Area, or ELA, in Northwestern Ontario. The research site, east of Kenora, includes 58 small lakes that serve as a natural laboratory for investigating environmental contamination. It is one of the few places on Earth where aquatic ecosystems can be deliberately polluted for scientific study."
IISD-ELA in the News | Winnipeg Free Press | July 31, 2019
City tells province more time needed to fight phosphorus
"Dimple Roy, the institute’s director of water management, said engineers and scientists familiar with the Winnipeg plant were consulted to develop the interim measure, which was demonstrated to reduce phosphorus concentrations by 70 per cent, to a level that would comply with its licence."
IISD-ELA in the News | Atlas Obscura | July 30, 2019
Meet the Scientists Who Pollute Lakes on Purpose
"The ELA is the only place in the world where scientists can manipulate entire lakes and watch the consequences unfold, often over decades, Schindler says. It’s been called “the supercollider of ecology.” "
IISD-ELA in the News | Winnipeg Free Press | July 23, 2019
Immediate action required on algae
"The International Institute for Sustainable Development and the Lake Winnipeg Foundation have been advocating for city leaders to immediately implement such a retrofit solution in order to significantly reduce the phosphorus loading dumped into Lake Winnipeg."
IISD-ELA in the News | Kenora Daily Miner and News | July 23, 2019
Matt Foster returns to IISD-ELA as artist-in-residence
"Musician Matt Foster has been to the IISD-Experimental Lakes Area before – he just didn’t see any scientists. Foster, a member of Winnipeg band Crooked Brothers is the latest artist-in-residence at IISD-ELA. He said he has been through the area on canoe trips and always wondered where the scientists were."