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The people, places, events and latest research of Canada’s subarctic and Arctic regions, one of the fastest-changing environments on Earth

Franklin expedition ship stuck in ice

AMC's new series, The Terror, explores the Franklin expedition's fight for survival after their ships become trapped in Arctic ice. (Photo: AMC)

Photo: AMC
AMC's new 10-part narrative of the Franklin expedition is part high adventure, part gothic horror
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
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
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 
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 
A retrogressive thaw slump on Qikiqtaruk-Herschel Island

As Arctic permafrost thaws, it is changing the landscape of the far north, as seen in this photo depicting a retrogressive thaw slump on Qikiqtaruk-Herschel Island. But as new research is finding, that's not the only danger that could arise from thawing permafrost. (Photo: Sandra Angers-Blondin/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Sandra Angers-Blondin/Can Geo Photo Club
Arctic permafrost is thawing. What does that mean for the North — and the rest of us? 
A polar bear on Mitivik Island

A polar bear, its paws covered in eider egg yolk, on Mitivik Island, Nunavut. Mitivik is home to Canada's largest eider colony, but climate change has introduced a powerful threat: hungry polar bears. (Photo: Evan Richardson)

Photo: Evan Richardson
How the drama of climate change is playing out on a small island in Hudson Bay
A polar bear wades in the Arctic as snow falls

While global polar bear numbers are currently stable, polar bear range states such as Canada must monitor and talk openly about the biggest threats to their long-term survival, according to a WWF report. (Photo: Nate Small/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Nate Small/Can Geo Photo Club
New report from the WWF calls for increased international cooperation on polar bear conservation
RCGS Fellows

RCGS Fellows Russell Clark (pictured) and Trisha Stovel recently launched Beneath BC, an online project aimed at making underwater B.C., and eventually all of Canada, better known to Canadians. Read on to see what a few of the Society’s other Fellows are working on this year. (Photo: Russell Clark)

(Photo: Russel Clarke)
From documenting rock-hewn churches in Ethiopia to sonar-scanning B.C. waters for steam-era shipwrecks, see what just a few of the RCGS’s more than 1,000 Fellows are working on in 2018
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