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bear naps next to salmon kill

Grizzly bear takes a nap next to his salmon snack (Photo: A.S. Wright)

A.S. Wright
Study highlights important interconnections between bears, salmon and humans for future management practices
polar bear hunting in melt ponds

Mostly harmless? A recent study found that well-fed polar bears rarely attack humans, but suggests that as climate change causes sea ice to vanish, making it more difficult for them to hunt their preferred food, starvation could drive up the number of bear attacks. (Photo: Gary Morgan/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Gary Morgan/Can Geo Photo Club
Researchers suggest effects of climate change could increase number of attacks, which historically have been low
Forest fire started by lightning strike

Boreal forest fire that was started by lightning. Nearly 30 per cent of the world's forest cover is boreal, making this ecosystem the world’s largest terrestrial biome. (Photo courtesy of Randi Jandt)

Photo courtesy of Randi Jandt
Future ignitions may increase carbon emissions and accelerate the boreal forest’s northern expansion 
Joshua Kutryk Jenni Sidey Canadian Space Agency astronauts

Joshua Kutryk and Jennifer Sidey, the newest Canadian Space Agency astronauts. (Photo courtesy Canadian Space Agency)

Photo courtesy Canadian Space Agency
Jenni Sidey and Joshua Kutryk, both from Alberta, were announced as Canada's 13th and 14th astronauts on Canada Day
North Atlantic Right whale undergoes necropsy on shores of P.E.I

Experts perform a necropsy on the carcass of a North Atlantic right whale discovered floating in the Gulf of St. Lawrence earlier this month. It's one of six endangered whales that have been found dead in the Gulf since the beginning of June. (Photo courtesy Marine Animal Response Society).

Photo courtesy Marine Animal Response Society
The deaths are a major blow to the vulnerable population, which is estimated at around 500 individuals

North Atlantic Right Whale mother and calf. (Photo: NOAA/Wikimedia Commons)

Photo: NOAA/Wikimedia Commons
Population of the endangered whale estimated at 525 
Prince Albert II, Monaco, exploration, ocean

Prince Albert II of Monaco at a press conference during the Ocean Conference at United Nations headquarters in New York City on June 7. The prince discussed his Monaco Explorations initiative, which in July will see scientists start conducting research in nine remote ocean areas during a three-year circumnavigation of the globe aboard the Yersin, a specially equipped, environmentally friendly ship. (Photo: Andrew Lovesey/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Andrew Lovesey
The Monaco Explorations expedition will conduct three years of scientific research in nine remote locations around the world beginning in July 
moose alberta population app

A moose in Kananaskis, Alta. (Photo: Veronika Ronkos/Wikimedia Commons)

Photo: Veronika Ronkos/Wikimedia Commons
Sable feral horses

To minimize human impact on Sable Island's feral horses, a group of Nova Scotia students created a deterrent system that uses motion sensors and high-frequency sounds. (Photo: Trudy Ferguson/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Trudy Ferguson/Can Geo Photo Club
The students’ device will compete at an international innovation competition June 18 to 20

Unusually hazardous sea ice has drifted from the Arctic to the northeast coast of Newfoundland, meaning the Canadian Coast Guard has had to keep the icebreaker Amundsen in the south longer than planned, causing the partial cancellation of a crucial research project on climate change. (Photo: Emilie Goulet)

Photo: Emilie Goulet
A northern research expedition has been postponed until July due to unusually hazardous ice conditions
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