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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
Mya Chau and Eve Helman science fair project

After doing a science fair project on disposable coffee cups, classmates Mya Chau, left, and Eve Helman decided to start a petition to encourage Starbucks to move to a recyclable option. (Photo: Gina Ko)

Photo: Gina Ko
Mya Chau and Eve Helman will travel to Seattle this week, where they hope to deliver their petition in person
Wildfires, Yellowknife Highway, Northwest Territories, N.W.T., lakes, streams

Wildfires burn alongside the Yellowknife Highway south of Behchokò, N.W.T., in 2014. Researchers are studying the long-term impact of the fire on streams and lakes. (Photo: Nathan Shute)

Photo: Nathan Shute
Ongoing studies of fire-scarred landscapes in the Northwest Territories are revealing the surprising resilience of northern streams and lakes
Les feux de forêt s’enflamment sur le long de l’autoroute de Yellowknife, au sud de Behchokò (T.N.-O.), en 2014. Les chercheurs étudient l’influence des feux à long terme sur les lacs et les cours d’eau.

Les feux de forêt s’enflamment sur le long de l’autoroute de Yellowknife, au sud de Behchokò (T.N.-O.), en 2014. Les chercheurs étudient l’influence des feux à long terme sur les lacs et les cours d’eau. (Photo : Nathan Shute)

Photo : Nathan Shute
Des études en cours sur les paysages marqués par des feux de forêt dans les Territoires du Nord-Ouest révèlent la surprenante résilience des cours d’eau et des lacs

Photo: Charles Rondeau (License: CC0 Public Domain)

Photo: Charles Rondeau
“Luxury” water brands were among those with the highest amounts of plastic contamination, according to a new study
Disappointment River

Writer Brian Castner retraced Alexander Mackenzie's epic 1789 expedition for his new book Disappointment River. (Cover image courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada; author photo courtesy author)

Disappointment River
In this exclusive excerpt from his new book Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage, author Brian Castner recounts a part of his 2016 journey retracing Alexander Mackenzie's 1789 expedition of the Mackenzie River 
CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques receives spacewalk training at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory in Houston.

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques receives spacewalk training at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory in Houston. (Photo courtesy NASA/David DeHoyos)

Photo courtesy NASA/David DeHoyos
A conversation with Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques, who is getting ready to travel to the International Space Station later this year
A large female Greenland shark observed near the community of Arctic Bay, Nunavut

A large female Greenland shark observed near the community of Arctic Bay, Nunavut. (Photo courtesy Brynn Devine)

Photo courtesy Brynn Devine
Using cameras baited with squid, researchers were able to gather information about these ancient Arctic fish without taking any out of the water 
Banff National Park

Among the significant investments in Canada's natural environment made in the latest federal budget is a pledge to keep access to national parks free for kids 17 and under. (Photo: Nunzio Guerrera/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Nunzio Guerrera/Can Geo Photo Club
Budget 2018 contains some major investments in Canada's wilderness and wildlife. Here are the highlights. 
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