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News about climate change and other environmental issues and the people and organizations behind the science.

A hawk sits in the grass

This Swainson’s hawk was photographed on the Zen-Ridge property.

Photo: Jason Bantle
Critical property is home to a number of endangered and threatened species

More than 147,000 pine trees over eight million hectares were killed this past year by the mountain pine beetle. (Photo: Natural Resources Canada)

An interview with Natural Resources Canada Minister Seamus O’Regan on the federal government’s recent decision

The Natural Navigator; Tristan Gooley (Photo: Ben Queenborough)

Photo: Ben Queenborough
Starting with a simple question – ‘Which way am I looking?’ – Tristan Gooley blends natural science, myth, folklore and the history of travel to introduce you to the rare and ancient art of finding your way using nature’s own sign-posts, from the feel of a rock to a glance at the moon
billy goat overlooking a lake

Fully shed adult billy with a wisp of hair at the tail, photographed on the traditional territory in the southern Yukon and overlooking the Windy Arm of Tagish Lake.

Photo: Carcross/Tagish
With millions of photos taken globally each day on smartphones, researchers have found they may also contain important ecological clues about our rapidly changing planet
Fish swim in the light of a scuba diver

The lost world of B.C.'s ancient glass sponge reefs are brought to light in new documentary Moonless Oasis (Photo: Perpetuum Films / Moonless Oasis)

Photo: Perpetuum Films / Moonless Oasis
A conversation with filmmakers on how they captured this unique ecosystem, on screen.

A drone shot of the barge loaded after Expedition 2. (Photo: Jeff Reynolds)

Photo: Jeff Reynolds
RCGS Fellow Jacqueline Windh jumped at the opportunity to participate in a six-week cleanup along the coast of B.C. 

Cutting down fewer trees and improving forest management will enhance growth and reduce wildfire impacts. (Illustration: Mary Sanche/Can Geo)

Protecting and restoring Canada’s forests and wetlands may be a great long-term way to mitigate the changing climate
Canadian environmentalist and geneticist David Suzuki kicks off the 60th season of The Nature of Things this fall.
The Canadian environmentalist talks about Greta Thunberg’s climate strikes and our place in nature

Michelle Valberg captured the typically bustling eastern entrance to Ottawa’s World Exchange Plaza completely empty on April 17, 2020, amidst pandemic-related closures. (Photo: Michelle Valberg)

Photo: Michelle Valberg
As the country retreated to physical distancing in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, our interactions with geography altered dramatically. A collection of images that captured how Canadian life changed.

Mount Assiniboine is found on the border between British Columbia and Alberta. (Cartography: Chris Brackley)

Cartography: Chris Brackley
While its pyramid peak is almost instantly recognizable, Mount Assiniboine is also an excellent example of the general characteristics of all Canadian mountains
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