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First ever map provides social-ecological view of Canada’s lakes

Developed by researchers from the Université de Montréal, the new map examines the health of lakes in 11 southern Canadian ecozones

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Mapping

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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Mapping

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Mapping

Knowing Nuna

As the territory turns 25, a call for an Inuit self-determined future in Nunavut

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Mapping

Mapping water flow in the Peace-Athabasca Delta 

While most of the delta lies within the federally protected Wood Buffalo National Park, activity outside the park could threaten its future

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History

The magnificent inland voyage of an Edwardian-era steamship

SS Keewatin may be moored in Kingston, Ont., now, but the stylish steamship used to offer a lavish lifestyle while cruising the Great Lakes

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People & Culture

Featured Fellow: Mark Nadjiwan

The Neyaashiinigmiing Unceded First Nation artist discusses his connection to the Canada jay and becoming a Fellow of the RCGS 

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Places

A fresh perspective: how changing the angle reveals a new face of the Canadian Rockies

Photographer Paul Zizka shares his process creating Aloft: ​​Canadian Rockies Aerial Photography and the stories behind the shots

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Travel

Tide and joy: New Brunswick’s culinary delights

From learning the secret of hand-dipping chocolate to dining on lobster aboard a cruise, New Brunswick’s growing food scene boasts plenty of new culinary experiences 

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Wildlife

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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July/August 2023

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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Here comes the sun: Canada’s first astronomical observatory

Fredericton, home to the William Brydone Jack Observatory, will be one of the few Canadian cities to experience the total solar eclipse that crosses North America on April 8

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History

Celebrating 50 years of the Little NHL

After five decades, the Little Native Hockey League tournament continues to thrive as the largest Indigenous youth tournament in Ontario 

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History

In the name of humanity: Recognizing 75 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On Dec. 10, 1948, the United Nations adopted an aspirational document articulating the foundations for human rights and dignity, but who was the Canadian that helped make it possible?

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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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Places

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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May/June 2023

History

La trace écrite

Un regard sur le système d’identification utilisé pour contrôler les résidents chinois, à l’occasion du 100e anniversaire de la loi sur l’exclusion des Chinois

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People & Culture

Places

Places

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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Being searchable with RECCO

The ultra-light device helps to locate skiers buried under snow or adventurers lost in the backcountry

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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Arctic fox “green thumb” effect on tundra can be seen from space

Plus: record-breaking polar bears in Churchill, problem-solving racoons in Vancouver, and the urban song sparrows-turned super dads.

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Wildlife

Crossing Paths: New photography project takes aim at the impacts of transportation on wildlife

The debut campaign launched by the Canadian Conservation Photographers Collective brings awareness to threats to wildlife from roads, railway transit, ocean transportation and air traffic

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Wildlife

Bug Adventure: The six superpowers of bugs

The newest exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Nature invites visitors to experience the world from a bug’s perspective through immersive, sensory experiences

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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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Travel

Negril, Jamaica: The “trip” you need to take

Microdosing psilocybin, plus three other ways to relax and unwind by the crystal-clear waters of western Jamaica

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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: revealing the life of the Coast Salish woolly dog through oral histories and ancient genomics

Plus: experience life as a Toronto raccoon, red-throated loons learn an icy lesson, and orca use icebergs to scratch their itches

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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: 14,000-year-old woolly mammoth tusk reveals 1,000-km Yukon-Alaska migration

Plus: The silver-haired bat that sings, the whale that lives in human-like clans, the industry that could breathe life into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and the new regulations that aim to protect Canada’s most valuable fish

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People & Culture

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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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: How a pandemic heli-ski shutdown expanded the range of B.C. caribou

Plus: orca don’t love metal music, orangutans get new home at Toronto Zoo, Dominica protects ‘carbon heroes’ of the sea, and crickets boost acoustic efficiency in surprising ways

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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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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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Wildlife

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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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: peregrine falcons use ‘false alarm’ attacks to tire out prey

Plus: 3,000 illegal shark fins seized by the DFO, Atlantic Canada’s seals under investigation, salmon use ‘cooling stations’ to de-stress, and 16-kilogram tortoise found wandering spinach patch

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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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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: B.C. big tree hunter finds “Canada’s most impressive tree”

Plus: wild pigs crossing into N.W.T, AI listening to bee buzz, bowhead whales breaking pregnancy records, and horseshoe crabs paying price for medicinal blood

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Travel

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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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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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: can the mighty muskox survive its greatest test yet?

Plus: a sea lion and an octopus fight to the death, new luminescence discovered in sea cucumbers, volcanic winters may have caused dinosaur extinction, and the white bison gene is revealed.

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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: invasive “vampire fish” exploding across Great Lakes

Plus: following a whale fall, encountering a great white shark in New Brunswick, pushing to protect the marbled murrelet, and uncovering a fossilized fight to the death

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Wildlife

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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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

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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Science & Tech

The light stuff: Canada’s aurora borealis

Shiny auroras will fly farther south over the next 18 months

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History

Au nom de l’humanité : 75 ans depuis la proclamation de la Déclaration universelle des droits de l’homme

Le 10 décembre 1948, les Nations unies adoptaient un document prometteur énonçant les fondements des droits de la personne et de la dignité humaine. Mais qui était le Canadien qui a contribué à la réalisation de ce document ?

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Travel

Hiking on the Gaspé Peninsula

A five-night, four-day adventure through Québec’s Gaspé Peninsula, full of mountain peaks, sweeping landscapes and close moose encounters 

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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

Charmaine Parenteau and Jennifer Demers on the One Spirit Unity Run

The RCMP colleagues discuss the Canada-wide 5K fun run in the spirit of healing and reconciliation 

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People & Culture

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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