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Wildlife Wednesday: could traffic control for whales help prevent ship strikes?

Plus: bowhead whales spending more time in Arctic waters, Toronto Zoo’s newborn white rhino calf gets a name, bird brains are put to the test, and the pesky leafhopper that could help shed light on climate change

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Travel

The irony of “last chance” travel in the age of climate change

Seeing iconic landscapes before they fade away may be accelerating their demise. Can we square the circle on making these trips sustainable?

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Wildlife

After burn: The new face of fire puts wildlife on the hot seat

How Canada’s wildlife is struggling to cope with the human-induced forcings of climate change

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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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People & Culture

Featured Fellow: Johanna Wagstaffe

The author and meteorologist discusses the need to understand how the world works and how climate change reporting has evolved throughout her career

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Exploration

Sunniva Sorby’s Arctic isolation

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Sunniva Sorby spent two winters living in total isolation on the Norwegian Arctic island of Svalbard to raise awareness of the massive impact climate change is having on our polar regions

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Science & Tech

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This stunning view from King Creek Ridge, Kananaskis Country, Alberta, tells a story of how fire has changed the mountain landscape. Photo: Mountain Legacy Project.

Environment

Climate change is transforming Canada’s mountains

A new report by Alpine Club of Canada scientists and other experts highlights worrying trends in Canada’s mountain ecosystems

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Climate change is affecting vegetation in Yukon. What should we do about it?

Yukon-based ecologists uncover four main patterns influencing changes in Yukon and address how outcomes can be improved

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Environment

King tides: preparing Canada’s coastline for a future of flooding

King tides are the tipping point at which storms can become devastation — as well as a glimpse of Canada’s coastline 100 years from now. Can green infrastructure help weather the danger?

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Environment

Inuit in Canada, U.S. seek greater involvement in climate change decision-making

 Inuit food security and self-governance in a rapidly warming Arctic are at the centre of a new policy paper issued by the Inuit Circumpolar Council

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Environment

Space invasion: Is it too late to save the Great Lakes?

How a cocktail of invasive species and global change is altering the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River ecosystem

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Environment

Vanishing birdsong: How climate change is altering Canada’s soundscape

Indigenous conservationists are listening in to track the impacts of climate change on the boreal forest

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research

A glacier landscape on northern Ellesmere Island

Environment

Glaciers in the Canadian High Arctic are melting at an unprecedented rate

A study of more than 1,700 glaciers on northern Ellesmere Island found six per cent of ice coverage disappeared between 1999 and 2015

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A snowy owl sits on a fencepost

Wildlife

One in eight bird species is at risk of extinction: report

Agricultural expansion, invasive species, climate change blamed for decline in bird species worldwide

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A polar bear on Mitivik Island

Wildlife

A bear in the henhouse

How the drama of climate change is playing out on a small island in Hudson Bay

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Antarctic greening, Antarctic Peninsula, climate change

Environment

Study shows Antarctic Peninsula is greening at an unprecedented rate

Microbes and mosses have demonstrated rapid growth in the last 50 years

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A Fowler's toad

Wildlife

Hibernation habits of Ontario toad hold climate change clues

For the past 140 years, Fowler's toads have been slowly shortening their underground winter hibernation

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Dolf and Anne Wynia in their forest

Environment

They turned their farm into a forest. Fifteen years later, it’s thriving

In 2005, a federal government program aimed to convert underused farmland into forests to capture carbon dioxide. How have these ‘Forest 2020’ projects fared? 

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Toad River in the Muskwa-Kechika region of B.C.

Environment

Muskwa-Kechika: An opportunity for bold conservation action

By protecting the Muskwa-Kechika, a vast, wild region of mountains, glaciers, and boreal forest in north-central B.C., we can create a climate refuge for vulnerable species

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Boreal wetland in the Northwest Territories

Environment

Canada’s boreal wetlands are key to fighting climate change: report

A new report from the Boreal Songbird Initiative calls for enhanced protection of wetlands within Canada's boreal forest

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Comfort Maple in Fenwick, Ont., fall colours

Environment

Seven iconic Canadian trees

In a nation of forests, these trees stand head and shoulders above the rest

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A researcher holds a Canada warbler that has been fitted with a tiny geolocator

Wildlife

Report calls for international cooperation to protect migratory birds

Organizations would like to see at least 50 per cent of the boreal forest protected from industrial development

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Exploration

Hearts in the Ice: Weather and Climate

From sea ice to ocean currents, Svalbard has a unique yet fragile environment that may look very different as climate change shifts weather patterns

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Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

Environment

“There’s no coming back from this:” Why the global ocean crisis threatens us all

Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

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A view of the shoreline in Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T.

Environment

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami announce first ever Inuit-led climate strategy

The strategy calls for a coordinated climate policy in Inuit Nunangat and will receive $1-million from the federal government

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Watermelon snow on Mount Garibaldi

Environment

22 facts and figures from the Alpine Club of Canada’s 2019 State of the Mountains Report

The Alpine Club of Canada covers everything from wildfires to watermelon snow in its recently published annual report on Canada’s alpine environments

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Jocelyn Joe-Strack, a geographer and scientist from the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations

Environment

Interview: Lessons from Indigenous Peoples on climate change

Jocelyn Joe-Strack, a scientist and geographer from the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, is embarking on a tour of Canadian embassies in Europe to share Indigenous perspectives on climate change

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Prince Leopold Island migratory bird sanctuary, nunavut, sea ice, Arctic

Environment

It’s time to listen to the Inuit on climate change

Because temperatures in the Arctic are rising faster than anywhere else in the world, we must look to the experiences of Inuit as a harbinger of what is to come — and seek their guidance on how to live sustainably

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Mapping

Mapping Canada’s climate future

The Climate Atlas of Canada shows users what trends to expect in their communities as a result of climate change

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Environment

Living in the Anthropocene, the human epoch

Filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier and photographer Edward Burtynsky discuss their groundbreaking new work, The Anthropocene Project

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Caving expedition in Meghalaya

Environment

We’re living in a new geological age

The start of the Meghalayan age 4,200 years ago brought about climatic shifts that toppled empires

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Cape Town cityscape

Environment

What can other cities learn about water shortages from ‘Day Zero?’

Cape Town narrowly avoided ‘Day Zero,’ but that doesn’t mean the city is resilient to future water shortages 

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A film still from Anote's Ark by Matthieu Rytz, an official selection of the World Cinema Documentary Competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

Environment

Montreal filmmaker sheds light on Kiribati’s climate change dilemma

New documentary Anote's Ark asks the disturbing question, "What if your country was swallowed by the sea?" 

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Environment and Climate Change minister Catherine McKenna

Environment

Exclusive interview: Catherine McKenna on the science, community and value of parks

The Environment and Climate Change minister shares insights from her recent tour of Labrador's Nunatsiavut region and Torngat Mountains National Park

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Forest fire started by lightning strike

Environment

Lightning storms predicted to spark more fires in North American boreal forests

Future ignitions may increase carbon emissions and accelerate the boreal forest’s northern expansion 

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A still image of The Nature Conservancy's animated 'Migrations in Motion' map

Mapping

Stunning map predicts how wildlife will move to adapt to climate change

Researchers say protecting wilderness corridors will be essential to preserving biodiversity in the face of climate change

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First Nations protest fracking on Parliament Hill

Environment

Inside the fight for “green rights” in Canada and around the world

Other countries recognize that a healthy environment is a basic human right. A new documentary argues it’s time Canada did the same.

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The Trinity Test nuclear bomb fireball

Environment

Anthropocene: Geologists urge global recognition of new, human-influenced epoch

This week, the International Union of Geological Sciences will consider a proposal to add a new epoch to the geologic time scale — one that reflects the impact of human activity on Earth's natural systems

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Mapping

Adam Fenech on P.E.I.’s rising sea levels

How a digital visualisation is showing islanders the future toll of climate change on their home

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Lobster larvae. (Photo: Jesica Waller)

Science & Tech

Lobster larvae show effects of climate change

A University of Maine marine biology graduate student whose preliminary research has shown that the growth of lobster larvae slows in warmer and more acidic waters will travel…

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