Winnipeg Free Press: Oil spill-fighting bacteria under Experimental Lakes microscope

Environmental scientists are spilling oil at a freshwater research facility in northwestern Ontario to test the waters for non-invasive cleanup techniques.

The Experimental Lakes Area, which is operated by the Winnipeg-based International Institute of Sustainable Development, consists of 58 small lakes and their watersheds. The natural laboratory is used by scientists who undertake real-world experiments on freshwater lakes to better understand wetlands and the impact people have on them.

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