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The people and ideas shaping the way we think about our natural and human-made spaces, design, art and photography and more in Canada


One of the pages of The Bug Girl shows how sad Sophia was when her friends didn't understand her love of bugs. (Image: courtesy Schwartz & Wade)

Schwartz & Wade
Sarnia, Ont., fourth grader co-writes book about girls liking insects
Three hikers stand with arms around each other looking at a waterfall

Spending time in nature is not just important for our health and well-being — it can also help us develop empathy for the natural world. (Photo: Alex Clow/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Alex Clow/Can Geo Photo Club
The author, conservationist and nature-deficit expert Richard Louv on the importance of connecting with the natural world
covid-19 influenza

The World Health Organization says it’s still too early to call the COVID-19 coronavirus a pandemic. (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
WHO says it’s “time to do everything you would do in preparing for a pandemic”
arctic ship traffic

In this map (left), dark green represents the recommended shipping route, with light blue representing low-impact shipping lanes. The pink outlined near northern Coats Island (right), shows where the report recommends installing ship-monitoring camera systems. (Maps: Governing Marine Transportation in the Canadian Arctic/University of Ottawa)

Governing Marine Transportation in the Canadian Arctic/University of Ottawa
Changes were recommended for environmental and community benefits, ship safety
ocean novel laura trethewey

The Imperilled Ocean, a new novel from ocean journalist Laura Trethewey, published by Goose Lane Editions.

Goose Lane Editions
High-stakes stories that explore Earth’s last wild frontier

Michelle Good’s new novel ‘Five Little Indians’ explores what happens when survivors leave residential schools. (Cover image: HarperCollins Canada)

Cover image: HarperCollins
New novel looks at the ‘after’ of residential schools

Illustration: Guy Parsons/Can Geo

Illustration: Guy Parsons/Can Geo
The once-ideal big leafy yard faces off against housing density as Canada’s first suburbs evolve
Adrian Sutherland

The music video for Adrian Sutherland’s debut single “Politician Man” features images of a map from the Canadian Geographic Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada. (Photo: David McDonald)

Photo: David McDonald
Sutherland hopes to inspire more Canadians to consider issues of reconciliation with debut single, “Politician Man’”
Gibraltar Macaque

One of the famed macaques of Gibraltar, the only monkey in Europe and subject of a new academic book by two Canadian researchers. (Photo courtesy University of Toronto)

(Photo courtesy University of Toronto)
Canadian researchers share curious insights into the history of the only monkey found in Europe
Wayne Pollard Lost Hammer Spring

Wayne Pollard, winner of the 2019 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research, poses by the Lost Hammer Spring on Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, one of a number of places he discovered in the High Arctic where water flows year-round. (Photo courtesy Wayne Pollard)

Photo courtesy Wayne Pollard
Research scientist Wayne Pollard shares insights on his work that earned him the 2019 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research
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