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Polar bear and cub on green tundra

An aerial survey of southern Hudson Bay has found that the previously stable polar bear population is now in decline, with fewer cubs surviving their first year. (Photo: Martyn Obbard)

Photo: Martyn Obbard
The number of polar bears living around southern Hudson Bay has dropped by nearly a fifth since 2011
Polar Knowledge Canada, Arctic, climate change, weather

Mobile research labs operating in the vicinity of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. (Photo: Arctic Research Foundation)

Photo: Arctic Research Foundation
Innovative laboratories are adding new capabilities to climate research and communications in the western Arctic 
Polar Knowledge Canada, Arctic, climate change, weather

Des laboratoires de recherche mobiles exploités à proximité de Cambridge Bay (Nunavut). (Photo : Arctic Research Foundation)

Photo : Arctic Research Foundation
Les laboratoires novateurs ajoutent de nouvelles fonctionnalités à la recherche climatique et aux communications dans l’ouest de l’Arctique
Grand Chief Herb Norwegian of the Dehcho First Nations

Grand Chief Herb Norwegian of the Dehcho First Nations is the recipient of the second annual Glen Davis Conservation Leadership Prize in recognition of his efforts to protect traditional Dene lands and waters. (Photo: Greg Nyuli)

Photo: Greg Nyuli
Herb Norwegian, Grand Chief of the Dehcho First Nations, is the recipient of this year’s Glen Davis Conservation Leadership Prize
Plastic bottles and recyclables

Photo: Streetwise Cycle/Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Streetwise Cycle
In a declaration released in advance of this weekend’s G7 summit, more than 40 environmental groups have challenged Canada to achieve zero plastic waste by 2025
Image of a polar bear, and the cover of "The Subjugation of Canadian wildlife"

In “The Subjugation of Canadian Wildlife,” Max Foran explores the ways Canadian governments and society have failed to protect our country’s wildlife. (Photo: Joe Desjardins/Can Geo Photo Club; cover image courtesy McGill-Queen’s University Press)

Photo: Joe Desjardins/Can Geo Photo Club; cover image courtesy McGill-Queen’s University Press
In a new book, Max Foran denounces Canada's failures in protecting its wildlife from human exploitation
This stunning view from King Creek Ridge, Kananaskis Country, Alberta, tells a story of how fire has changed the mountain landscape. Photo: Mountain Legacy Project.

This stunning view from King Creek Ridge, Kananaskis Country, Alta., tells a story of how fire has changed the mountain landscape. (Photo: Mountain Legacy Project)

Photo: Mountain Legacy Project
A new report by Alpine Club of Canada scientists and other experts highlights worrying trends in Canada’s mountain ecosystems
Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna met with Canadian Geographic editor Aaron Kylie and other members of the Can Geo editorial team in January to brainstorm ideas for the November/December 2018 issue.

Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna met with Canadian Geographic editor Aaron Kylie and other members of the Can Geo editorial team in January to brainstorm ideas for the November/December 2018 issue. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic
Canadian Geographic will collaborate with McKenna on exclusive content for the November/December 2018 issue 
A scene of mountains, forest and glacial lake

Canada has pledged to protect 17 per cent of its land and freshwater by 2020, but has only achieved about 10 per cent of that target to date. A group of independent scientists hope their new framework will help identify priority areas for protection. (Photo: Laura Coristine)

Photo: Laura Coristine
As time runs out for Canada to meet its 2020 conservation targets, a new study aims to help governments and the public identify priority areas for protection
An early summer view from the Lucy Maud Montgomery Land Trust Trail, to the west of Cavendish Beach

An early summer view from the Lucy Maud Montgomery Land Trust Trail, to the west of Cavendish Beach. (Photo: Nicholas Jay)

Photo: Nicholas Jay
In giving Anne Shirley her own deep love of and connection to Prince Edward Island, Lucy Maud Montgomery reveals the way place can fire the imagination
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