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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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Howe Sound: Erik Ringsmuth

Mapping

Ocean Week: Howe Sound community creates interactive map protecting ecological, economic and cultural values

The 400-layer map will connect communities, celebrate culture and share data to protect the Howe Sound ecosystem

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a bowhead whale and calf swim in deep blue waters, edged by ice floes

Wildlife

A library full of sound: How a new collection of underwater sounds will help protect marine life

The Global Library of Underwater Biological Sounds (GLUB) will catalogue sounds from whales to fish (glub?) to boat noise

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Wildlife

Beluga whistles and clicks could be silenced by an increasingly noisy Arctic Ocean

Sound is an integral part of a beluga’s life, so the quality of the underwater acoustic environment is very important for the health and survival of belugas

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Environment

Sounds of Canada explored in new series from Sarika Cullis-Suzuki

Canadian Audible Original takes listeners on a cross-country journey through sound

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Wildlife

arctic

Lancaster Sound in the Canadian High Arctic

Places

Life and death in Lancaster Sound

Blood on ice in the Arctic is not a sign of death, but an affirmation of life itself

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climate change

Science & Tech

History

History

50 years of multiculturalism: Who is gate-keeping Canadianness?

Professor Anna Triandafyllidou reflects on a digital storytelling project that saw 28 graduate students from across Canada answer the question: Who am I?

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People & Culture

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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People & Culture

What does silence sound like?

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People & Culture

A historic passage

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Jerry Whitehead

People & Culture

Fall art festivals

Harvesting the talent in Toronto, Halifax, Montréal and Vancouver

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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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Exploration

Bulk Search Results

Mountains, sea ice in Nunavut's Sirmilik National Park

Places

Eight Canadian places that could become UNESCO World Heritage Sites

A look at the fascinating sites Parks Canada has proposed for UNESCO World Heritage Site designation

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Kids

Animal Facts: Snowy owl

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E. Pauline Johnson, postage stamp

People & Culture

The true story of Pauline Johnson: poet, provocateur and champion of Indigenous rights

The daughter of a hereditary Mohawk chief and an English immigrant, Johnson used her hard-won celebrity to challenge Indigenous stereotypes

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Canada Science and Technology Museum

Places

Canada Science and Technology Museum reopens after extensive renovations

After 26 months of construction and $80 million in upgrades, the national science and innovation showcase in Ottawa promises to connect the past and the future

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Science & Tech

Greenbug Energy: Creating renewable energy from old technology

GreenBug Energy wins 2015 3M Environmental Innovation Award for micro-hydro turbines

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Mapping

Plotting an Arctic journey

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Students fishing on the Rideau Canal

Kids

Jones Falls to Beveridges: Exploring the Rideau Canal

Highlights from day three of Canada's Coolest School Trip

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Exploration

Ray Zahab

Episode 1

Royal Canadian Geographical Society Explorer-in-Residence Ray Zahab discusses his 2019 Trans-Kamchatka expedition and other extreme marathon adventures.

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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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A savannah sparrow

Wildlife

Can you hear me now? Prairie songbirds change their tune to cope with human noise

Study finds birds near noisy sites are stressed out and struggling to adapt

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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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moose alberta population app

Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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Double-crested Cormorant drying its wings

Wildlife

Study finds cormorants can hear underwater in the same range as marine mammals

Findings could have significant implications for the conservation of marine bird species

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anchovy

Wildlife

El Niño brings anchovy influx to British Columbia

Warmer water caused by weather phenomenon the likely reason for the abundance of the tiny oily fish

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Wildlife

11 fascinating facts about foxes

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A model of a woolly mammoth at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Can the woolly mammoth be brought back from extinction?

And moreover, should it? Plus: Dinosaur fight club, birds about town, and tracking whale whoops

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Wildlife

Killer tire chemical threatening Canadian salmon

A tire preservative is killing U.S. salmon en masse. The same may be happening in Canada.

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White-throated sparrow

Wildlife

How a new birdsong “went viral” across Canada

A long-term study of white-throated sparrows in Canada found that the birds have mysteriously changed their tune

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Wildlife

Video of the Week: Vancouver kayaker has close encounter with whale

A Vancouver man will have a whale of a tale to tell his friends in years to come

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Wildlife

UBC research supports ban on high seas fishing

Shutting off the high seas to commercial fishing might be an economically and environmentally sound option for the world’s fisheries and maritime nations: UBC research

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Wildlife in the Great Bear Sea. (Photo: Ian McAllister/Pacific Wild)

Wildlife

Fundraising for more hydrophones in Great Bear Sea

Conservation group Pacific Wild hopes to raise money for hydrophone network in Great Bear Sea

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Wildlife

Excerpt from Ice Walker: A Polar Bear’s Journey Through the Fragile Arctic

From bestselling author James Raffan comes an enlightening and original story about a polar bear’s precarious existence in the changing Arctic

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Canada jay on a branch

Wildlife

Oh Canada jay! The story behind an icon-in-the-making

Largely unheralded until Canadian Geographic’s National Bird Project was held, the renamed Canada jay — formerly grey jay — has become in many minds the country’s national bird

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Canadian Geographic editor Aaron Kylie with a 73.66-centimetre-long walleye caught through the ice on Lake Winnipeg near Matlock, Man., on Feb. 18, 2015. (Photo: Javier Frutos)

Travel

Canadian Geographic goes ice fishing

Ice fishing during an extreme cold warning on the wind-whipped south shore of Lake Winnipeg may not sound like a fun time, but editor Aaron Kylie thinks otherwise

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Sonar scan of the sea floor

Exploration

Mapping the seafloor

How an innovative sonar technology may help map parts of Canada's previously uncharted Far North

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Adam Shoalts, left, and George Kourounis were announced as Explorers-in-Residence of the RCGS on February 28

People & Culture

RCGS announces two new Explorers-in-Residence

Expanded Explorer-in-Residence program to include storm chaser George Kourounis and solo explorer Adam Shoalts

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Environment

Ocean Bridge Diaries: Jasveen Brar

I’ve read statistics about the amount of plastic in our oceans, but to face the “elephant in the water” is a feeling I cannot name

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Johnston Canyon hike

Travel

Ten best hikes in Alberta

Best places in Alberta to take a hike

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Travel

Dispatches from Antarctica: Wilhelmina Bay

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Travel

Map: Terra Nova attractions

From commanding views of the land to quiet inlets for kayaking, this interactive map shows just a few of Terra Nova’s many highlights

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Travel

Rare birds

Spread your wings with birdwatching’s elite guard in south Texas

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Travel

Secrets of the canyon state

From sleeping under the stars in Navajo country to resort hopping in the Valley of the Sun, a one-time Arizonian rediscovers the enchanted desert

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Aurora Village in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, invites guests to take in the view of the northern lights from heated lounge chairs

Travel

Spectacular auroras

Michelle LePage goes north for a better view of spectacular auroras

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Travel

Weekend getaways in Massachusetts

Boisterous Boston or elegant Nantucket: exploring two weekend getaway options in Massachusetts

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Science & Tech

Street-level solutions

An underground Toronto lab is trying to make it easier for us to get around town

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Side-scan sonar used in this summer’s Franklin search

History

Ice cover cooperates in Franklin search — for now

First surveying trip a success, but tougher conditions beckon

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History

Celebrating National Aboriginal History Month

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Greg Nolan Williston Lake BC

People & Culture

Landslides, loggers and bears: What it’s really like to be a tree planter

In his new book, Highballer: True Tales from a Treeplanting Life, Greg Nolan recounts his rollicking, rewarding and often risky career as a tree planter in British Columbia and Alberta. 

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People & Culture

Glamorous camping in the Yukon wilderness

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People & Culture

New Land Expedition: Halfway point

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People & Culture

An Arctic fieldtrip

A group of students from around the world who embark on an unforgettable journey of Arctic education wind up discovering something about themselves in the process

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People & Culture

Fear of adventure

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People & Culture

New Land Expedition: All about ice

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People & Culture

How to photograph the northern lights at lower latitudes

This photog lives in southern Ontario, but still gets amazing photos of the northern lights. Here’s how.

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Kids

Storytelling and sense of place

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Environment

9 ocean stories to mark the UN Decade of Ocean Science

The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science kicks off Feb. 3, 2021

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