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Five people in orange suits stand close together, waist deep in snow in an Arctic landscape. In the foreground is metal-looking machinery sat on top of the snow. It is a sunny day and there are dark hills in the background.

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Hopes for the first field school on Arctic snow

Researchers, students and hunters are coming together in Iqaluktuuttiaq (Cambridge Bay) to learn from each other about snow in the High Arctic.

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People & Culture

Introducing the inaugural Trebek Initiative grantees

The new RCGS program supports emerging environmental storytellers

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Travel

7 cool places to learn about dinosaurs in Canada

If you’ve got a dinosaur-obsessed child — or a keen interest in paleontology yourself — add these fascinating museums and experiences to your travel bucket list

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Wayne Pollard Lost Hammer Spring

People & Culture

RCGS Fellow Wayne Pollard wins prestigious award

Research scientist Wayne Pollard shares insights on his work that earned him the 2019 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research

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Environment

Plastics are everywhere — even in us

A recent European study found microplastics in the stools of healthy individuals, suggesting that plastics have spread throughout the food chain

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Anne Innis Dagg feeding a giraffe at Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo in 2015

People & Culture

The curious, extraordinary life of Anne Innis Dagg

The Canadian woman who was first in the world to study giraffes in the wild — and is still considered one of the planet’s foremost experts on the species — is only now getting her due

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Closeup image of 99-million-year-old bird wings encased in amber, showing feather detail

Environment

Ancient wings encased in amber offer new insights into bird evolution

The 99-million-year-old specimens were discovered for sale in an amber market in Myanmar

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A display at the Ontario Science Centre's 2016-17 exhibit, Wild Weather

Environment

New Toronto exhibit explores the wilder side of weather

The Ontario Science Centre's Wild Weather exhibit tackles Canadians' favourite watercooler subject

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Steve, atmospheric phenomenon

Environment

Meet the aurora chaser who named an atmospheric phenomenon “Steve”

It started as an in-joke among aurora enthusiasts, but the discovery of "Steve" is making waves in the atmospheric science community 

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A researcher samples subterranean water deep in a mine near Timmins, Ont.

Environment

Oldest water in the world discovered in Canada

Two-billion-year-old water held deep in Earth's crust could hold clues to life on other planets

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Exploration

How scientists solved the mystery of Mount Logan’s true height

In 1992, a team backed by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society became the first to accurately measure the height of Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak

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