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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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  • 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.

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  • Mending Coastal Marshes

    Hakai Magazine - January 21, 2020  Recycled plastic bottles get a new life as artificial islands on the Louisiana coastline.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.”

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  • 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.

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