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@example.com or +1 (204) 958-7700 ext. 740.
IISD-ELA in the News | VICE | April 28, 2017
Millions of Canadian Lakes Could Hold Clues About Ancient Life
"Some lakes in Canada look like the oceans on our planet that existed some 2.5 billion years ago, when microbial life thrived in an oxygen-free environment. And what's living in those lakes today could help scientists understand what early life forms on Earth were like, too, an important piece of the puzzle in understanding how all of us came to be."
IISD-ELA in the News | Winnipeg Free Press | April 22, 2017
Professors, students, advocates take to the streets in March for Science rally
Michael Paterson, a senior research scientist with IISD Experimental Lakes Area, said the days when scientific research was widely accepted based on data are on the wane. "Sadly, when you look at what is going on in the world, that's not the case," Paterson said. "Support for science is diminishing everywhere. If we don't speak out, leaders forget."
IISD-ELA in the News | CBC Manitoba | April 6, 2017
That fleece you’re wearing is starting to pill — and may be polluting Lake Winnipeg
"We're worried about it because of the potential effects [microplastics] can have on our ecosystems," said Mike Rennie, a senior author on the study and research fellow with the Winnipeg-based International Institute for Sustainable Development.
IISD-ELA in the News | Calgary Sun | March 29, 2017
Stephen Harper government-inspired ‘Watershed’ comes to Calgary
"While [Soutar] was working on the project, the Harper government shut down the Experimental Lakes Area project in Kenora, Ont. that was studying, among other things, the effects of the Alberta oilsands on Alberta's water systems. In an unprecedented move, Canadian scientists picketed the parliament and Soutar knew she had a real hook for her stage documentary."
IISD-ELA in the News | The Water Brothers (TVO) | March 24, 2017
On Thin Ice
TVO's The Water Brothers visited IISD Experimental Lakes Area to learn what we are doing to track the effect of climate change on our fresh water.