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Wildlife Wednesday: belugas can change the shape of their melons to communicate

Plus even more whale news: grey whale die off declared over, using forensics to investigate humpbacks, a new species of orca, and a sad spate of right whale calf deaths 

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Nature’s bathtub: British Columbia’s Liard River Hot Springs

Once a stopping point for workers carving out the Alaska Highway, these warm thermal waters are an oasis in northern B.C.

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The Essential Itinerary: Southern California

From sea caves to deserts, this three-day guide offers the perfect itinerary to make the most of this corner of California

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Découvrir Nuna, notre terre

Alors qu’on célébrera les 25 ans d’existence du Nunavut, les Inuits demandent de pouvoir décider de leur avenir.

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Martinique: Exploring the Caribbean’s “island of flowers”

Renowned for its world-class beaches, ecotourism and historical sites, this tropical paradise exudes relaxation, making it the perfect destination to unwind and escape from everyday life

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Think fast: Canada Post’s newest distribution warehouse

The new Albert Jackson Processing Centre has opened in Scarborough, Ont. and honours Toronto’s first Black letter carrier 

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The 1903 Frank Slide: In the shadow of the mountain

The story of Frank, Alta., the deadliest landslide in Canadian history and a town that endures

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Ottawa’s Pinhey sand dunes

The push to rehabilitate a remarkable ecosystem at the edge of Ottawa, the little known remnants of an ancient sea

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L’agriculture dans la Ceinture de verdure : cinq fermes d’Ottawa à visiter cet été

L’agriculture urbaine à l’honneur dans la région de la capitale nationale du Canada

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Deserts in Canada? A look at some of the country’s most desert-like landscapes

From the Osoyoos Desert in British Columbia to the world’s smallest “desert” in Yukon, here are five unique Canadian landscapes that will make you feel like you’re in another country

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Wildlife Wednesday: how bees are helping to solve elephant-human conflict in Africa

Plus: cross-border salmon tension, a clue in the eastern wolf debate, the role of weather in bison migration and evidence a near-mythical wolf once roamed Canada

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Wildlife Wednesday: Washington cougar boldly swims where no cougar has swam before

Plus: Honey bees love a puzzle and the efforts to save bison in Saskatoon, caribou in Jasper and spotted owls in B.C.

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People & Culture

Featured Fellow: John England

 The 2022 Massey medallist has dedicated his career to documenting environmental change in the Arctic

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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: do octopuses dream of underwater sheep?

Plus: Hvaldamir the spy whale, White Gladis the vengeful orca, the sparrows that switch part of their brain off, and the decayed giant washed up on P.E.I.

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Wildlife Wednesday: cage diving with great white sharks comes to Nova Scotia

Plus: Canada jay sibling rivalry, northern leopard frogs bounce back, waterfowl struggling in the prairies, and Pokémon Go meets wildlife in new mobile game

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People & Culture

Pandemic Perspectives: Embracing the slow life

How I rediscovered focus in isolation at my B.C. cabin in the woods

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Placing the Pandemic in Perspective: Mothering in isolation

When my son was born, my world shrank to the size of an island

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Great expectations: King Charles III and his commitment to Indigenous Peoples

King Charles III has shown that he is prepared to listen to — and learn from — Indigenous Peoples

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Semer le changement

L’importance d’un petit jardin de Yellowknife pour les relations entre le Canada et le roi Charles III

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Seeds of change

What a small garden in Yellowknife signifies for Canada’s relationship with King Charles III

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Wildlife Wednesday: mammoth meatballs and Tyrannosaurus lips!

Plus: the true history of horses in North America, herring spawning in new waters, and how to protect road-crossing salamanders 

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Costa Navarino: Greece’s sustainable travel destination

Where to stay, what to do and how to make the most out of your time in Costa Navarino 

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Portland’s craft beer revolution

A taste of North America’s best beer  — plus where to eat, what to do and where to stay in Portland, Oregon

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The statues that move us

From New York’s iconic Statue of Liberty to the famous Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, these are some of the world’s most captivating statues

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The Essential Itinerary: Pensacola, Florida

A three-day guide to exploring the diverse culture, rich history and beautiful beaches of America’s first settlement

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Q&A: The masterminds behind the first grizzly rewilding program

CBC Gem documentary “Grizzly Rewild” follows five grizzlies raised in captivity as they’re reintroduced to a world without walls

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People & Culture

Canadian Geographic’s Live Net Zero families bring the heat for challenge number three

The eight competing families explore ways to sustainably heat and cool their homes, from heat pumps to smart thermostats to geothermal systems

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People & Culture

Karen Pinchin discusses her new book and our history with bluefin tuna

The investigative journalist weaves a riveting tale of greed, obsession, science and hope for the future

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Travel

Wild adventures in Labrador

An epic tour of the remote western Torngats appeals to adventure-seeking geography geeks, with treks via foot, boat and plane to explore the area’s geological and wildlife riches

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Exploration

RCGS summer exhibit PRESSURE: James Cameron Into the Abyss opens at 50 Sussex

Canadian-born filmmaker and explorer James Cameron’s submersible DEEPSEA CHALLENGER is the focal point of an exhibition aimed at inspiring the exploration and conservation of the ocean

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Exploration

Artist Chris Cran’s Explore exhibition highlights Canadian explorers

Whyte Museum showcases prominent fellows of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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History

George Back: The expedition’s artist

The Canadian Arctic explorer’s evocative series of watercolours brings to life the beauty he experienced during a doomed overland trek to the Polar Sea

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Environment

Mapping 100 years of forest fires in Canada

How exceptional is Canada’s 2023 fire season? Unprecedented, according to a map of the past century of fire activity

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History

The surprising pieces of history inside King Charles III’s coronation carriage

A relic from the lost Franklin Expedition, along with other pieces of polar exploration history, will accompany King Charles III to his coronation

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Environment

First-of-its-kind project is helping Canadian cities transition to net zero

Launched by the University of Waterloo, The Municipal Net-Zero Action Research Partnership (N-ZAP) is developing resources to support municipalities in their climate action plans

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The fright of a lifetime: Accidentally encountering a great white shark in Canada

Dr. Chris Harvey-Clark shares his experience coming face-to-face with one of the ocean’s top predators while scuba diving near Halifax, N.S.

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Castleguard Cave recognized as a globally significant Key Biodiversity Area

Thanks to a sightless, translucent creature, Canada’s most famous cave is being recognized for its unique species and harsh ecosystem

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Wildlife Wednesday: the titanic ants that once roamed prehistoric B.C.

Plus: bald eagles take to farms, a wayward puffin shows up in New Brunswick, new study finds not all orca hunt the same, and a new approach to hatching salmon

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Wildlife Wednesday: Toronto Zoo animals threatened by wildlife smoke

Plus: Rapidly evolving cod, surprise science, two new bird monitoring stations and how to protect clams against extreme heat 

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