IISD In The News
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Ontario needs to stop subsidizing fossil fuels, report says
National Observer - July 30, 2019 Ontario spent nearly $700 million to subsidize fossil fuel consumption and production over the last year, according to a new study.Read More
Slick science: How researchers are preparing for Canada’s next major oil spill
The Globe and Mail - July 30, 2019 Controlled leaks of Alberta bitumen in the Ontario wilderness are teaching scientists how big petrochemical disasters behave and how to clean up after them – insights that are needed now more than ever.Read More
Meet the Scientists Who Pollute Lakes on Purpose
Atlas Obscura - July 30, 2019 For the past three summers, scientists have been studying deliberate spills to find out more about how oil affects lakes in boreal regions, forested landscapes that stretch across northern Canada, Russia and Alaska.Read More
Fuel Subsidies 3 Times Higher Than e-Vehicle Budget: Report
Business Television India - July 25, 2019 India's subsidies to petrol and diesel between October 2018 and June 2019 amounted to almost three times the three-year government budget for electric vehicle (EV) support, a new study revealed on Thursday.Read More
Gabon : des cadres à l’école de la négociation de traités et d’accords internationaux d’investissement
Agence Ecofin - July 25, 2019 Pour faciliter l’élaboration d’une stratégie globale des accords de promotion des investissements et sauvegarder les intérêts du pays, le gouvernement gabonais a entrepris de mettre ses cadres à l’école de la négociation des traités et accords d’investissements.Read More
COAL: Industry gets $64B lifeline from G-20 governments
ClimateWire - July 26, 2019 Asian governments are stepping up their support for coal-fired power plants, handing a lifeline worth $64 billion a year to an industry struggling to maintain investment from private investors.Read More
Is EU-akkoord Bolsonaro-bestendig?
NRC Handelsblad - July 22, 2019 Het handelsakkoord tussen EU en Mercosur bindt Brazilië aan de klimaatafspraken van ‘Parijs’. Maar in de praktijk heeft president Bolsonaro lak aan milieuzorg.Read More
Think Tank Awards 2019—the winners!
Prospect Magazine - July 18, 2019 In a fractious new world, think tanks are more important than ever. But who is producing the best research? We announced our winners in parliament's Churchill Room on 17th July.Read More
10 boats entering B.C. since April found with invasive mussels
CBC - July 18, 2019 The Okanagan Water Board is renewing its call to the province to implement stronger inspection programs for boats coming into B.C., after discovering that between April 1 and July 5, there were 10 vessels intercepted carrying invasive zebra mussels.Read More
Researchers to measure microplastics in pristine northwestern Ontario lakes
CBC - July 13, 2019 Scientists expect to find microplastics in lakes humans barely touch — they just don't know how much or how it winds up so far away from people and industrial activity.Read More