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

A portrait of Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall founded the Jane Goodall Institute in 1977 to research and protect chimpanzees. With 34 locations around the world, including Canada, the institute has also become a world-leader in community-driven conservation. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Can Geo)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Can Geo
The pioneering primatologist talks about her time with chimpanzees, what inspired her to become an activist and what individuals can do to help the planet
Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

The fin of a humpback whale, a key species for scientists studying the health of the planet’s oceans, emerges from the Southern Ocean’s Wilhelmina Bay. (Photo: Adeline Heymann)

Photo: Adeline Heymann
Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping
Canadian Geographic, November/December 2019 cover, Wolves

Photo: Ian McAllister

Photo: Ian McAllister
The voters have spoken!
Toad River in the Muskwa-Kechika region of B.C.

Almost completely roadless, the Muskwa-Kechika contains the headwaters of important rivers and critical habitat for a variety of wildlife. (Photo: Ryan Dickie, winterhawkstudios.com)

Photo: Ryan Dickie, winterhawkstudios.com
By protecting the Muskwa-Kechika, a vast, wild region of mountains, glaciers, and boreal forest in north-central B.C., we can create a climate refuge for vulnerable species
Diana Beresford-Kroeger To Speak for the Trees

Diana Beresford-Kroeger, author of the new book To Speak for the Trees, at home in her garden in Merrickville, Ont. (Author photo: Colin Rowe; cover image courtesy Penguin Random House Canada)

Author photo: Colin Rowe; cover image courtesy Penguin Random House Canada
An exclusive excerpt from botanist Diana Beresford-Kroeger’s new book about how forests can not only heal us but save the planet

Photo: Adobe Stock

Photo: Adobe Stock
A recent European study found microplastics in the stools of healthy individuals, suggesting that plastics have spread throughout the food chain
Satellite image showing smoke from Amazon fires blowing over Brazil on August 20, 2019

A satellite image taken on August 20, 2019 shows smoke from Amazonian forest fires blowing over the states of Amazonas, Mato Grosso, and Rondônia in Brazil. (Photo: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS)

Photo: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS)
Fire activity in the Brazilian Amazon surged this week; here are some key things to know about the situation
A hazy view over Quebec’s Parc national des Monts-Valin

A hazy view of Parc national des Monts-Valin, located north of Saguenay, Que. A network of freshwater streams creeps through the landscape, providing numerous benefits. (Photo: Dalal Hanna)

Photo: Dalal Hanna
Streams surrounded by intact forest are better at providing clean water, carbon storage and wildlife habitat
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and PJ Akeeagok Victor Bay, Nunavut

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and P.J. Akeeagok, president of the local Qikiqtani Inuit Association, walk along the coast of Victor Bay, Nunavut, an area part of the now-official Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area. (Photo: Aaron Kylie)

Photo: Aaron Kylie/Canadian Geographic
Groups agree to plan to conserve the High Arctic Basin, while Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area becomes official
Coral Restoration Foundation nursery

A diver checks on a coral "tree" in one of the Coral Restoration Foundation's nurseries in the Florida Keys (Photo: Neha Acharya-Patel)

Coral Restoration Foundation nursery
2019 North American Rolex scholar Neha Acharya-Patel shares insights from her work (and that of other Canadians) in assisting the Florida-based Coral Restoration Foundation to rebuild beleaguered reefs
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