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Coral bleaching at Heron Island in the Great Barrier Reef, February 2016

Coral bleaching observed at Heron Island in the Great Barrier Reef, February 2016. Coral bleaching occurs when water temperatures are abnormally warm for extended periods of time and is a sign that the corals are under stress. (Photo: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview Survey/Richard Vevers)

Photo: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview Survey/Richard Vevers
New Canadian research suggests marine ecosystems are quite literally in hot water as the global climate warms
Polar Knowledge Canada, Antarctica, DNA, springtail, ice, ice shelf, climate change

A researcher at a soil-sampling site near the Ross Ice Shelf (part of the Western Antarctic Ice Sheet). Scientists are looking at the DNA of tiny springtails collected at this and other Antarctic sites to trace millions of years of environmental change. (Photo: Ian Hogg)

Photo: Ian Hogg
Tiny springtails in Antarctica are teaching scientists about monumental environmental change
Polar Knowledge Canada, Antarctica, DNA, springtail, ice, ice shelf, climate change

Un chercheur sur un site d’échantillonnage de sol près de la plate-forme flottante de Ross (une partie de la calotte glaciaire de l'ouest de l'Antarctique). Les scientifiques étudient l’ADN des minuscules collemboles amassés à ce site, ainsi qu’à d’autres de l’Antarctique, afin de documenter des millions d’années de changement environnemental. (Photo : Ian Hogg)

Photo : Ian Hogg
De minuscules collemboles en Antarctique renseignent les scientifiques sur des changements monumentaux concernant l’environnement
Boats, Rivière Maquatua, Wemindji, eastern James Bay, Eeyou Istchee

Boats on the mouth of the Rivière Maquatua near Wemindji, on eastern James Bay (Photo: Roland Bastarache/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Roland Bastarache/Canadian Geographic
The residents of eastern James Bay, or Eeyou Istchee (‘the people’s land’), are opening their territory to visitors. Here’s a glimpse at a few communities in the region.
Canoeing at Madawaska Kanu Centre

The canoe was the original mode of transportation in Canada, and there are plenty of opportunities to learn about its history — and hit the water yourself — in eastern Ontario. (Photo: Destination Ontario)

Photo: Destination Ontario
Connect with Canada's past and present on this network of waterways between Peterborough, Ont. and the nation's capital
Author Helena Moncrieff and the cover of The Fruitful City

In her new book The Fruitful City, author Helena Moncrieff explores the surprising productivity of Canada's urban fruit trees and advocates for a renewed connection between communities, nature, and food. (Author photo: Ryan Ramos)

Photo: Ryan Ramos
In this exclusive excerpt from The Fruitful City: The Enduring Power of the Urban Food Forest, author Helena Moncrieff goes inside the movement to find purpose for Toronto's forgotten fruit
Canadian Geographic May/June 2018 issue

Option one, by Robin and Arlene Karpan, was the unanimous favourite of voters and staff for the cover of the May/June 2018 issue of Canadian Geographic.

Canadian Geographic May/June 2018 issue
Thanks to everyone who voted!
A small herd of mountain caribou running in Jasper national park

Mountain caribou are a critically endangered subspecies of woodland caribou. Some herds in the southern Rockies number fewer than 15 animals. (Photo: Iain Reid/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Iain Reid/Can Geo Photo Club
The South Selkirk mountain caribou herd currently numbers just 11 animals
Woman's hands holding Starbucks mug
Announcement coincided with the presentation of a petition by Calgary 6th-graders asking the company to make a fully recyclable cup 
Google Earth Voyager Jill Heinerth Story

Google Earth Voyager follows the career of underwater explorer Jill Heinerth, with each panel taking the reader to different expedition locations. (Photo: Google Earth Voyager)

Photo: Google Earth Voyager
Canadian Geographic celebrates the exploration and conservation work of RCGS Explorer-in-Residence Jill Heinerth in a new Google Earth Voyager story
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