IISD In The News
IISD's research, experts and publications are regularly featured by press outlets and on multimedia platforms around the world.
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Weed in the Water: How does cannabis use affect our freshwater ecosystems?
Great Lakes Now - January 23, 2020 Canada’s recent legalization of recreational cannabis is the impetus behind a unique research project launched last fall to understand its potential impact on freshwater plants and animals.Read More
Mending Coastal Marshes
Hakai Magazine - January 21, 2020 Recycled plastic bottles get a new life as artificial islands on the Louisiana coastline.Read More
The EV revolution will take batteries, but are they ethical?
Corporate Knights - January 20, 2020 The EV revolution has been racking up a whole supply chain of trouble around the globe (including a recent lawsuit) related to an onslaught of often-contentious new mines opening to meet surging battery-metal demand, not to mention the coming tide of e-waste from old batteries.Read More
India’s Largest Power Producer Wants NOx Norms Diluted For New Coal Plants
IndiaSpend - January 20, 2020 India’s power industry, led by its largest producer National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), is pushing to water down the norms for lethal nitrous oxide (NOx) emissions, saying pilot projects of technologies to cut down emissions have proved ineffective in India.Read More
The hottest new thing in sustainable building is, uh, wood
Vox - January 16, 2020 Architects, builders, and sustainability advocates are all abuzz over a new building material they say could substantially reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the building sector.Read More
To neutralise populism, give people more control
The Economist - January 15, 2020 Providing individuals with greater agency can improve our politics, say Robin Varghese and Sarah Pray of the Open Society Foundations.Read More
Young innovators team up to clean up Lake Winnipeg
Global News - January 15, 2020 Young innovators from across Canada are coming together to create solutions for the problems affecting Lake Winnipeg.Read More
Some Winnipeg neighbourhoods 'left behind' by rest of city: report
CTV - January 10, 2020 While Winnipeg is making strides when it comes to the environment, education and income, some neighbourhoods are being left behind by the rest of the city, according to a new report measuring the city's progress.Read More
LNG too risky, despite generous subsidies
Focus on Victoria - January 07, 2020 To hear our political leaders tell it, liquefied natural gas (LNG) is the solution to all that ails us. For instance, in December 2019 federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau called Canadian LNG a “very positive opportunity.”Read More
Trade negotiators have missed a deadline to help protect fish stocks
The Economist - January 02, 2020 In 2015, world leaders signed up to a long list of sustainable development goals, among them an agreement to limit government subsidies that contribute to overfishing.Read More