IISD-ELA in the News
IISD-ELA in the News | Ottawa Citizen | June 1, 2020
McCandless: COVID-19 has changed our fresh-water use. We need to be careful
"With more time at home, our fresh-water usage is already shifting, as municipal wastewater treatment plants work to adapt to the reduction in wastewater flushing from offices and stores in downtown cores to increased (and differently timed) usage in suburbs and residential areas."
IISD-ELA in the News | CBC Radio-Canada | May 21, 2020
Pendant la crise, les études à long terme continuent sur les lacs expérimentaux
"« Avant la COVID-19 on avait plusieurs projets de recherche planifiés », fait savoir Pauline Gerrard, directrice adjointe de l'Institut international de développement durable de la région des lacs expérimentaux (IIDD-RLE). Elle précise que les scientifiques continuent les travaux de recherches, mais d'une façon différente compte tenu de la crise de la COVID-19."
IISD-ELA in the News | Kenora Daily Miner and News | May 14, 2020
IISD-ELA aims to preserve data record through pandemic
"The IISD-Experimental Lakes Area wasn’t going to let a pandemic break their 52-year record. Data collected from the 58 lakes for freshwater research is ongoing despite the coronavirus just as the ELA has survived past setbacks including budget cuts and the management transition from the federal government to the International Institute of Sustainable Development."
IISD-ELA in the News | CKDR | May 5, 2020
Work At ELA Scaled Back Due To COVID-19
"Operations will be reduced this year at the Experimental Lakes Area, west of Vermilion Bay, because of the coronavirus. Researchers will be required to self-isolate for 14 days before their work begins."
IISD-ELA in the News | Dryden Now | May 2, 2020
Research schedule reduced at Experimental Lakes
"We will make sure that we address the ongoing commitments we have to experiments that we have going on right now—including the long-term dataset that we've had for 52 years—but we won't be undertaking any new experiments..." said spokesman Vince Palace
IISD-ELA in the News | TB Newswatch | May 2, 2020
Experimental lakes continuing research in limited capacity
"In order to maintain the important research into areas like environmental science and climate change, one research station is continuing its work, but scaling back operations."
IISD-ELA in the News | 89.5 The Lake | April 29, 2020
ELA Still Operating This Summer
"The Experimental Lakes Area east of Kenora will still be busy this year, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Experiments are starting next week as the researchers are isolating for 14 days before their work begins."
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"