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

The list below is a selection of recent mentions. Click Here for other media-related content.

  • Like Oceans, Freshwater Is Also Acidifying

    Scientific American - January 11, 2018  "Although some lakes can also absorb CO2 at their surfaces similar to the way oceans do, the increases in these other sources of organic and inorganic carbon are likely the dominant factor, says Scott Higgins, a research scientist at the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Experimental Lakes Area, a natural laboratory of 58 small lakes in Ontario."

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  • Nitrogen reduction not the path

    Manitoba Cooperator - January 08, 2018  “We have been researching the role of artificial nitrogen in algal blooms for almost 50 years now, and these latest results clearly demonstrate that ceasing nitrogen loading into lakes has little effect on the size or duration of algal blooms,” said Scott Higgins, lead author on the paper.

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  • What Happens When Oil Sands Pipelines Spill?

    Inside Science - December 21, 2017  "In June next year, a remote lake in Canada will suffer eight simultaneous oil spills. But it will be for a good cause. Scientists are trying to learn how dilbit, or diluted bitumen -- the complex mixture of bitumen, gasoline and other chemicals that flows through pipelines and is hauled on railway cars away from Canada's oil sands -- behaves when it is released into the environment."

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  • Du pétrole sera déversé délibérément dans un lac près de Kenora

    Radio-Canada - January 02, 2018  "Une équipe de chercheurs déversera du pétrole dans un lac de la Région des lacs expérimentaux (RLE) afin d'étudier l'impact sur les poissons d'eau douce."

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  • Aadhaar’s benefits may have been limited, says RBI-affiliated institute

    Scroll.in - December 22, 2017  Citing a report by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, the paper says the government has incurred a loss of Rs 97 crore till date.

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  • Affordable housing options squeezed

    Winnipeg Free Press - December 13, 2017  "New data released on Tuesday by Peg, an organization which studies local issues related to public health and safety, noted the number of Winnipeggers in what they call the "core housing need" increased to 12.1 per cent last year from 10.3 per cent in 2010."

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  • To phase out coal, world leaders should learn from tobacco action

    Climate Home News - December 10, 2017  "Taking the world “beyond coal” will require more than PPCA in its present form. Fortunately, international governance has a useful precedent. Coal phase-out champions should learn from the global action against tobacco."

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  • The cost of pollution is much higher than we think

    The Globe and Mail - December 07, 2017  "Thanks to work by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), we now have a much better estimate of the costs of pollution to Canada. In a report released earlier this year, IISD found that pollution costs Canadians many billions a year in lost health and well-being."

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  • Seeing through the smog: Role of subsidies in pushing for 'clean' or 'dirty' energy economy

    Business Standard - December 06, 2017  "With a rising population and fast-growing economy, energy demand in India is increasing rapidly. Is the country embarking upon a clean energy or a fossil fuel-dependent approach to meet this rising demand?"

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  • Air Pollution and Class in America and a Canada Lakes Project

    Science Island - December 02, 2017  "Pauline Gerrard is the deputy director of a very special project in Canada's far North to monitor pollution's effects on our ecosystems." (Interview starts at 22:43)

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