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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.

  • Experts visit the DeTao Center in Guizhou to discuss and build ecological civilization big data - 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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  • Spilling oil in the name of science

    Science - July 05, 2018  "The experiment, performed at the International Institute for Sustainable Development Experimental Lakes Areas, is giving scientists their first chance to work at scale on monitoring the impact of a spill of the dense crude oil, called diluted bitumen, on this sensitive ecosystem, which is widespread throughout the country."

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  • Cattail Islands: A Step Towards Cleaner Waters

    Steinbach Online - July 02, 2018  “Floating cattail islands have been proven, and there is research behind them that they really help to clean the water and increase the water’s quality by providing a haven of nutrients.”

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  • Feds accept recommendations for low-carbon future

    Ottawa Citizen - June 29, 2018  Canada is one step closer to a clean energy future after the Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr accepted recommendations from the Generation Energy Council - including Jane McDonald, Managing Director of IISD - to transition to a low-carbon future.

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  • How a deliberate oil spill will help protect the environment

    BBC Future - June 25, 2018  "It’s rare that oil is spilled intentionally. But that is what recently happened at a lake in Ontario, Canada." This story is also available in Chinese and Arabic.

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  • Deliberate oil spill for science

    Radio Canada International - June 18, 2018  Although there have been many previous studies on the effects of oil spills on the environment, there are gaps in understanding long-term effects and natural recovery, especially in connection with dilbit and how the chemical mix changes over time in the environment. The complex study involves three phases at Canada’s unique freshwater experimental project at IISD Experimental Lakes Area.

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  • Study launched to test impact of crude and bitumen spill on lake life

    The Globe and Mail - June 17, 2018  "Researchers were in northwestern Ontario over the weekend spilling diluted oilsands bitumen and crude oil into a lake to study how the ecosystem, from microbes to fish, responds. The pilot project, known as Freshwater Oil Spill Remediation Study, is being done at the International Institute for Sustainable Development Experimental Lakes Area southeast of Kenora, Ont."

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  • Website to track city's sustainability development progress

    Winnipeg Sun - June 15, 2018  The website is an example to other cities not just in Canada, but the rest of the world Jane McDonald, the managing director for IISD, said after the unveiling. MacDonald said the website will first be expanded to other Canadian cities and then internationally.

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  • Dismantling of Ontario’s cap-and-trade program could render more than $2-billion in emission allowances worthless

    The Globe and Mail - June 10, 2018  Doug Ford’s commitment to end cap-and-trade could render worthless more than $2-billion of existing emission allowances held by businesses in Ontario and elsewhere, while leaving industry and consumers facing a more onerous federal carbon levy.

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  • Canada's billions in fossil fuel subsidies to go under the microscope

    The Canadian Press - June 15, 2018  The report, completed by Oil Change International and the International Institute for Sustainable Development, concluded that the seven biggest developed economies in the world collectively contribute more than $100 billion a year to help the fossil fuel industry.

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