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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.

  • The bittersweet story of how we stopped acid rain

    BBC - August 07, 2019  Acid rain went from being a pollution disaster to an environmental success story. How did scientists at IISD's Experimental Lakes Area manage to prove that acid rain existed, and find a way to stop it?

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  • Northern Ontario researchers test floating wetlands as method to clean up oil spills

    CBC - September 03, 2019  A $4 million research project is looking at whether engineered wetlands could clean-up oil spills in freshwater lakes. 

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  • Just 10% of fossil fuel subsidy cash 'could pay for green transition'

    The Guardian - August 01, 2019  Switching just some of the huge subsidies supporting fossil fuels to renewables would unleash a runaway clean energy revolution, according to a new report, significantly cutting the carbon emissions that are driving the climate crisis.

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  • City tells province more time needed to fight phosphorus

    Winnipeg Free Press - August 01, 2019  City hall has dismissed as unworkable an interim solution to reduce phosphorus being discharged from its north end sewage treatment plant and has asked the province for more time to deal with the issue.

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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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