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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 media@iisd.org or +1 (204) 958-7700 ext. 740.

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IISD-ELA in the News | CBC Manitoba | January 18, 2018

Billion-dollar nitrogen reduction efforts may have minimal impact on toxic algae blooms: study

"Costly efforts to reduce toxic algae blooms on Lake Winnipeg by controlling the amount of nitrogen flowing into the water could have little to no impact, according to the results of a decades-long study. Scientists working in the Experimental Lakes Area in northwestern Ontario conducted a whole-ecosystem experiment on one lake, beginning in 1969."

IISD-ELA in the News | Scientific American | January 11, 2018

Like Oceans, Freshwater Is Also Acidifying

"Although some lakes can also absorb CO2 at their surfaces similar to the way oceans do, the increases in these other sources of organic and inorganic carbon are likely the dominant factor, says Scott Higgins, a research scientist at the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Experimental Lakes Area, a natural laboratory of 58 small lakes in Ontario."

IISD-ELA in the News | Manitoba Cooperator | January 9, 2018

Nitrogen reduction not the path

“We have been researching the role of artificial nitrogen in algal blooms for almost 50 years now, and these latest results clearly demonstrate that ceasing nitrogen loading into lakes has little effect on the size or duration of algal blooms,” said Scott Higgins, lead author on the paper.