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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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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