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IISD's research, experts and publications are regularly featured by press outlets and on multimedia platforms around the world.

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  • When a lake is better than a lab

    Canadian Geographic - August 08, 2018  Since it opened, scientists at the ELA have researched everything from acid rain to intersex fish to how mercury moves through the food chain. A Canadian Geographic feature looks back on 50 years of experiments.

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  • In search of cleaner coal, scientists lace lake with toxic element

    CBC - August 02, 2018  While minuscule amounts of selenium are essential for animals, higher levels can be toxic to fish, egg-laying invertebrates and even humans. An Experimental Lakes scientist shares initial findings that could have implications for the mining industry.

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  • Jakarta's Most Polluted Air in the World, Government Must Pay Rp. 50 Trillion

    Dreamers.ID (Indonesia) - August 02, 2018  Indonesia, which is rich in natural resources, turns out to be a country full of air pollution. The latest Global Subsidies Initiatives (GSI) report from the International Institute for Sustainable Development even found health costs in Indonesia due to air pollution (which is borne by private and state communities) reaching Rp50 trillion per month.

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  • Feds investing $4M in freshwater research facility

    Winnipeg Free Press - August 02, 2018  The federal government is investing $4 million into a freshwater research facility in Kenora, Ont., that nearly ceased operations two years ago due to funding cuts.

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  • Ottawa extends funding for Experimental Lakes but reduces annual cash contribution

    CBC - August 01, 2018  Ottawa has extended its funding — but has reduced its annual cash commitment — for the Experimental Lakes Area, the freshwater-science facility encompassing dozens of lakes in northwestern Ontario.

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  • Government urged to reform coal use policy

    Tirto.ID (Indonesia) - July 26, 2018  The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) The Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) urges Indonesia to adopt policy to reduce the use of coal and mitigate the negative impacts of air pollution. 

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  • Why Proposed Tax On Chinese Solar Cells May Hit India’s Clean Energy Ambitions

    IndiaSpend - July 20, 2018  After a year of record growth, India’s clean energy sector could take a hit if the government approves a proposed 25% safeguard duty on solar cells and modules imported from China and Malaysia.

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  • Trudeau’s tough climate policies face a mounting backlash

    BNN Bloomberg - July 20, 2018  Growing opposition to Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau's nationwide carbon price raises questions about the appetite of this oil-exporting country to tackle climate change

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  • IGF report delves into local content policies for resource-rich countries

    International Mining - July 18, 2018  Help for resource-rich countries to find more sustainable and inclusive economic solutions, fostering stronger linkages between mineral resources and the rest of the economy; International Mining covers a new publication developed by the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF).

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  • Experts visit the DeTao Center in Guizhou to discuss and build ecological civilization big data

    Sohu.com - July 13, 2018  Big data has big applications for ecological civilization. Scholars from around the world met in Guizhou to discuss data sources, indicator systems, and measurement standards that support sustainable development.

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