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Canadian Geographic, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and the Recycling Council of Ontario have joined forces to reimagine the recycling revolution with the new 10,000 Changes program
Canadian Geographic, la Société géographique royale du Canada et le conseil de recyclage de l’Ontario se sont unis pour imaginer la prochaine étape de la révolution Réduire, Réutiliser, Recycler : l’initiative 10 000 changements
Greg Nolan Williston Lake BC

Greg Nolan (left) huddles under a makeshift tent on the remote west side of Williston Lake in northern British Columbia. The image was taken in June 1984, shortly after Nolan and his colleagues were stranded on the mountainside by their helicopter pilot after access had been cut off by a landslide. (Photo: Greg Nolan)

Photo: Greg Nolan
In his new book, Highballer: True Tales from a Treeplanting Life, Greg Nolan recounts his rollicking, rewarding and often risky career as a tree planter in British Columbia and Alberta. 
Kim Elmslie, Campaign Director, Oceana Canada with MP Fin Donnelly

Kim Elmslie, Campaign Director with Oceana Canada, and MP Fin Donnelly celebrate Canada’s ban on shark fin importation and exportation. Donnelly has been a leading voice in the fight for a ban on the trade, which sees some 73 million sharks killed for their fins each year. (Photo: Oceana Canada)

Photo: Oceana Canada
The ban is one of several significant and long-awaited changes to the federal Fisheries Act that passed Tuesday, including new provisions to rebuild depleted fish stocks
Limnocorrals intalled in ELA Lake 260 for the BOREAL study.

Limnocorrals installed in ELA Lake 260 for the BOREAL study, which aims to understand the impacts of an oil spill in a freshwater lake. (Photo: Jose Luis Rodriguez Gil)

Photo: Jose Luis Rodriguez Gil
As the federal government considers the fate of proposed pipelines, a unique science experiment aims to understand the consequences of an oil spill in a freshwater lake
2019 Rolex Awards for Enterprise laureate Miranda Wang

Canadian molecular biologist Miranda Wang is pioneering a system to turn previously unrecyclable plastic into reusable chemicals. (Photo: ©Rolex/Bart Michiels)

2019 Rolex Awards for Enterprise laureate Miranda Wang
25-year-old entrepreneur Miranda Wang recognized for her work on developing a system to recycle previously unrecyclable plastic
The Liard River

The Liard River, which flows some 1,200 kilometres through the Yukon, northern B.C. and the Northwest Territories, is Canada’s longest “wild” river, meaning a river that has remained largely unchanged by human activity. A recent study found that around the world, such rivers are disappearing, lending a new sense of urgency to the efforts of researchers and Indigenous people to understand and protect Canada’s watersheds. (Photo: Heather Crochetiere)

Photo: Heather Crochetiere
Only a third of the world’s rivers longer than 1,000 kilometres remain free-flowing. In North America, 70 per cent of those are in Canada. Meet some of the people who want to keep it that way
Ocean Bridge participant Hannah Kosick holds colourful microplastics picked up on T’aalan Stl’ang. (Photo: Conner McDowell)

Hannah Kosick holds colourful microplastics picked up on T’aalan Stl’ang beach in Haida Gwaii during the 2018 Ocean Bridge expedition. (Photo: Conner McDowell)

Photo: Conner McDowell
Ban on plastic bags, cutlery, straws, stir sticks and more announced as part of federal government strategy to combat plastic pollution
A view of the shoreline in Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T.

Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T., is crumbling into the Arctic Ocean due to climate change-related coastal erosion. (Photo: Adam Jones/CC by-SA 3.0)

Photo: Adam Jones [CC by-SA 3.0]
The strategy calls for a coordinated climate policy in Inuit Nunangat and will receive $1-million from the federal government
Endangered caribou

Many caribou populations across Canada are now at risk, primarily due to habitat loss. Identifying critical habitat is key to caribou recovery. (Photo courtesy WCS Canada)

Photo courtesy WCS Canada
Decisions around where to establish new protected areas in Canada should consider wildlife and ecosystem health first
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