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Ederney Gonzales, one of the people who discovered Red Rockette

Wildlife

Tracking sea turtles

International grassroots organizations unite over turtle conservation

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Nigel Hussey prepares to tag a Greenland shark in Scott Inlet in 2013. (Photo courtesy of Steven Fields)

Science & Tech

Following Greenland Sharks in Canada’s Arctic

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People & Culture

The truth about polar bears

Depending on whom you ask, the North’s sentinel species is either on the edge of extinction or an environmental success story. An in-depth look at the complicated, contradictory and controversial science behind the sound bites

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La Paz colourful sign La Paz Mexico

Travel

Three reasons to visit La Paz, Mexico

From snorkelling with whale sharks to savouring fully-loaded Mexican hot dogs, here's why La Paz should be on your list of places to travel next

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Rock climber Kevin Jorgeson scales the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto on October 26.

Exploration

Q & A with professional rock climber Kevin Jorgeson

American climber scaled the Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto October 26

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Wildlife

Wildlife

Marine mammals at risk as blooms of toxic algae expand northward

Researchers are concerned that climate change could mean prolonged toxic algae blooms are 'the new normal.'

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Travel

Monarch butterflies cling to a fir tree in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

Travel

Chasing butterflies

In 1976, my husband’s grandparents solved one of the world’s great natural mysteries: the monarch butterfly migration. Four decades later, we retraced their journey. 

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Science & Tech

Environment

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Child jumping into Skaha Lake, British Columbia

Mapping

Map shows where to find your perfect weather, all year long

Whether you like it hot, cold, or just right, the Perpetual Temperature map can help you plan your travels accordingly

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Left: The cover of Joanna Kafarowski's new book on Louise Arner Boyd,

Exploration

The society dame who became a polar explorer

After inheriting her family's staggering fortune, Louise Arner Boyd organized, financed and directed seven expeditions to the Arctic — yet her contributions to polar science remain virtually unknown

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Exploration

One year on, adventurer Bert terHart on his monumental world circumnavigation and future plans

Inspired by 18th century explorers, the serial entrepreneur and adventurer sailed non-stop around the world using just a sextant, navigational log tables, and good old pen and paper

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Environment

Fighting climate change with science

Some scientists believe geo-engineering could be the answer to climate change. Here are six ideas.

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A male Canada warbler

Wildlife

How citizen scientists are helping to protect migratory birds

Conserving at-risk species is difficult when they’re constantly crossing international borders, but digital tools are making it easier than ever to track feathered globetrotters

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Banana tree fibre paper

Environment

Eco-friendly paper

Five eco-friendly products used around the world to create paper

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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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Wildlife

“Whale superhighway” map marks World Whale Day

Plus: Marathon hare migrations, increasingly efficient wolves, wandering basking sharks and homemaking bees

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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Travel

Met Con Blue, Sir!

Bring it … and leave it all on the mountain

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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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Humpback whale in the broughton archipelago, bc

Wildlife

Giants of the Broughtons

Whales are beginning to return to B.C. waters — but will they find a safe haven?

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A cougar sits in a tree

Wildlife

The cat came back: Canada’s cougar comeback

Why Canada’s cougars are on the rise — and what that means for us

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Environment

How much warmer than normal was your city in 2015?

Now there's a way to visualize exactly what a record warm year globally meant in your city

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Wildlife

The erosion of Ontario’s Endangered Species Act threatens iconic Algonquin wolf

Algonquin wolves face an uncertain future primarily because they can be legally shot and trapped in many parts of Ontario

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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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Gatineau, Que. tornado Sept. 21, 2018

Science & Tech

Weather watchers encouraged to report tornadoes in Canada this summer

Physical distancing requirements to slow the spread of COVID-19 will make it difficult for researchers to visit suspected tornado sites this year, so the team behind the Northern Tornadoes Project is calling on the public to help 

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Christmas presents with brown paper wrapping

Environment

5 ways to cut down on plastic waste this holiday season

Wrapping paper, packaging, plastic plates and cutlery — it all adds up. Here are some easy ways to avoid a nightmare around Christmas. 

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Satellite image showing smoke from Amazon fires blowing over Brazil on August 20, 2019

Environment

Fires are burning in the Amazon rainforest. Here’s what you need to know

Fire activity in the Brazilian Amazon surged this week; here are some key things to know about the situation

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North Atlantic right whale in Gulf

Wildlife

Federal government announces new measures to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales

Following a deadly summer for the endangered whales, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is tightening regulations for crab fishers in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

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Wildlife

How citizen scientists solved a migration mystery

No one knew golden eagles in the Yukon and Alaska migrated along the Rockies’ front ranges, until an avid birder noticed something strange

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Firewater Multi-Bottle lights up Thomas' tent

Travel

Gear Review: Multi-bottle and sleeping bag

Thomas Hall review the Seattle Sports Firewater Multi-Bottle and Mountain Hardwear Lamina Z Spark sleeping bag

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Two caribou silhouetted against a dark, rainy landscape

Wildlife

Caribou are vanishing at an alarming rate. Is it too late to save them?

After more than a million years on Earth, the caribou is under threat of global extinction. The precipitous decline of the once mighty herds is a tragedy that is hard to watch — and even harder to reverse.

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Environment

Geography word of the week: Arroyo

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Gordon Hempton records audio in Grasslands National Park

Science & Tech

The sounds of silence 

A sound artist listens for quiet in Grasslands National Park

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Calgary Stampeders players Jabari Arthur, Quincy Butler and Marvin White meet fans and sign autographs

People & Culture

The Grey Cup turns 100

With the 100th Grey Cup set to kick off this November, the Canadian Football League and its rough-around-the-edges charm is winning converts

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Travel

Real Canadian places that resemble Star Wars planets

Canada has just as much geographic diversity as a galaxy far, far away.

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Chart: This sea surface temperature anomaly chart created November 2 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows an area of warmer-than-normal water off the coast of British Columbia, colloquially known as

Wildlife

Blob blamed for marine-life upheaval in Pacific

The blob isn’t consuming everything in its path — but it is having a notable impact on marine life in the region.

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Joe MacInnis

Environment

Joe MacInnis on climate change challenges

The renowned underwater explorer talks about his experience navigating the depths of an angry Mother Ocean

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Wildlife

Zebra stripes may not help camouflage

New study suggests that zebra's stripes may not help the animal avoid predators

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People & Culture

5 reasons Canadian wines are unique

The world has a lot of wine. Here's part of what makes Canada's product so special

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Science & Tech

Massive black hole discovered in surprisingly small galaxy

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Environment

Microbes are unique to the cities they live in, study finds

Geography is the number one factor influencing the compositions of bacterial communities

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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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The Chaudiere Falls in Ottawa

Science & Tech

Canada’s hydroelectric potential

Canada has about 160,000 megawatts of untapped hydro power. How can we access it?

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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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An Oakville, Ont. plant produces biodiesel from used coffee grounds

Science & Tech

The Holy Grail of Green

Researchers get creative in their quest to make the next big breakthrough in green energy

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Wasabi grows in greenhouses in Nanoose Bay, B.C.

People & Culture

Canada’s wasabi revolution

Canada’s wasabi revolution is in full swing on the West Coast, and it’s ready to heat up palates across the Pacific Ocean

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Wildlife

BC starfish dying off in huge numbers

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Alouette-I satellite

Science & Tech

Alouette anniversary

Celebrating 50 years of Canada’s role in space

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Eldonia ludwigi burgess shale

Science & Tech

Why the fossils in B.C.’s Burgess Shale are so well preserved

Burgess Shale is famous for the exquisite and uncommon detail in its fossilized soft-bodied organisms. Here's the science behind the phenomenon.

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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Burgeoning hope for Alberta’s burrowing owls

Plus: skydiving salamanders, Canada’s returning monarch, orca blubber insights, and the woodpecker-wasp conservation dream team. 

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Wildlife

Think like a bear: learning to coexist

Human and bears sharing more landscapes now than ever before. As we continue to invade their world, will we be able to coexist?

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People & Culture

The cowboy exclaims: The ballad of an ageing vaquero and his troubled horse, Bunny

The ultimate goal of vaquero horsemanship is to produce a “finished” horse: an exceptionally responsive animal that is a true partner to its rider

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Travel

Catch us if you can

The Wings for Life World Run

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Travel

Tofino’s Queen of the Peak 2013

Surfing soul sisters get wet ’n wild on their own terms

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The Crystal Man

People & Culture

A timeline of Cirque du Soleil

From small troupe in Quebec to worldwide sensation

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Wildlife

Orca: Endangered Species

Understanding the effects of disturbances on killer whales

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Caving began to gain a foothold in Canada in the mid-1960s

Exploration

Subterranean trailblazers 

Caving: The ultimate underground sport

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Mapping

The geography of the NHL realignment

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Healthy sea stars on Victoria Island at low tide. (Colleen Edwards/CG Photo Club)

Wildlife

Sea star wasting disease confirmed in Haida Gwaii

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History

10 surprising facts about Canadian pop culture

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Science & Tech

Earthquake detectors being tested in B.C. schools

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Science & Tech

Robotic lobster noses could soon be sniffing out oil spills

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Travel

Man on the run: Making the most of Saskatoon’s recreational trails in winter

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History

Large fossil find discovered in a Canadian national park

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