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The newest Canadian research and technological advances that are changing the way we understand and interact with our environment and each other.

A glass teacup filled with tea, with teabag still in

Some tea brands use plastic teabags, which according to new research release billions of microscopic plastic particles into your drink. (Photo: congerdesign, pixabay.com)

Photo: congerdesign, pixabay.com
New research shows that plastic teabags leach huge amounts of microplastic particles during the brewing process
The main building of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station in Iqaluktuttiaq

The main building of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station in Iqaluktuttiaq. (Photo: Neha Acharya-Patel)

Photo: Neha Acharya-Patel
The new Canadian High Arctic Research Station is helping to create a positive working relationship between northern scientists and the local community
Lightning inside Hurricane Dorian as seen from space

A screenshot from a video by Dakota Smith showing lightning activity in the outer bands of Hurricane Dorian. Smith used images from the GOES-16 geostationary satellite to create a video of Dorian’s life cycle.

Data on Dorian highlights how advancements in satellite imaging are changing our understanding of severe weather events 

Scientists have already been conducting research in Nunavut's Cambridge Bay region around the CHARS facility, often with the help of local Inuit such as Candice Sudlovenick (above), a conservation officer. (Photo: Neil Ever Osborne/Canadian Geographic).

Photo: Neil Ever Osborne/Canadian Geographic
The Canadian High Arctic Research Station is set to open in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, later this year. How will it affect our understanding and appreciation of the North and the rapid change occurring there? 
Frozen tissue samples at national biodiversity cryobank of canada

Roger Bull, head of operations at the National Biodiversity Cryobank of Canada, pulls tissue samples from one of the cryobank’s state-of-the-art freezers. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic
As its one-year anniversary approaches, the cryobank at the Canadian Museum of Nature is ready to grow its collection of plant and animal tissues
John Geiger, Brian May, Elizabeth Dowdeswell and Wendy Cecil backstage at the Scotiabank Arena on July 28, 2019

Legendary rocker Brian May, second from left, received The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s Lawrence J. Burpee medal on July 28 in Toronto. Pictured with May, from left, are RCGS CEO John Geiger, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and RCGS Vice-President Wendy Cecil. (Photo: Tom Sandler/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Tom Sandler/Canadian Geographic
The rock legend, space scientist and author honoured for outstanding contributions to cultural and physical geography
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
Buzz Aldrin Apollo 11 moon landing

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969, during the Apollo 11 mission. Mission commander Neil Armstrong snapped this photograph with a 70mm lunar surface camera. (Image: NASA)

Buzz Aldrin Apollo 11 moon landing
Legendary Canadian underwater explorer Dr. Joe MacInnis reflects on his friendship with astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing
english Bay, Vancouver

Vancouver, Canada’s third most populous city, sits within the Cascadia subduction zone, known to produce powerful earthquakes. (Photo: JamesZ_Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

Photo: JamesZ_Flickr, CC BY 2.0
The last megathrust earthquake to strike Canada was in 1700, and the clock is ticking. How we’re preparing for the impact.
2019 Rolex Awards for Enterprise laureate Miranda Wang

Canadian molecular biologist Miranda Wang is pioneering a system to turn previously unrecyclable plastic into reusable chemicals. (Photo: ©Rolex/Bart Michiels)

2019 Rolex Awards for Enterprise laureate Miranda Wang
25-year-old entrepreneur Miranda Wang recognized for her work on developing a system to recycle previously unrecyclable plastic
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