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Environment

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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Environment

Excerpt: The Ocean’s Whistleblower

David Grémillet explores the remarkable life and work of fisheries scientist Daniel Pauly

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A large blue iceberg floats in the Arctic Ocean

Environment

Q&A: What does it mean to be an Arctic nation?

Arctic expert and legal scholar Michael Byers weighs in on how Canada can take the lead on northern issues

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Robson Bight Day to Night

Environment

Day to Night in Robson Bight

For the latest image in his iconic Day to Night series, photographer Stephen Wilkes set his sights on an important ecological reserve in British Columbia. Here's why. 

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Environment

No mountain high enough

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Wildlife

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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History

Célébrant les 100 ans du Groupe des Sept

La première exposition des artistes avait lieu le 7 mai 1920

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History

Travel

An early summer view from the Lucy Maud Montgomery Land Trust Trail, to the west of Cavendish Beach

Travel

The landscapes that inspired “Anne of Green Gables”

In giving Anne Shirley her own deep love of and connection to Prince Edward Island, Lucy Maud Montgomery reveals the way place can fire the imagination

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Travel

Foraging for local food on P.E.I.

A taste tour of the province celebrating its best fare

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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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Col. Chris Hadfield in the bridge of the Soviet-era icebreaker, Capitan Khlebnikov. Canadian High Arctic.

Travel

Photos: Across the Arctic with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield

Paul Colangelo shares images from his time exploring the North with the first Canadian to walk in space

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Travel

Met Con Blue, Sir!

Bring it … and leave it all on the mountain

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Science & Tech

The Arctic voyages of the intrepid ringed seal

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Science & Tech

Testing, testing: Inuit hunters and scientists work together to ensure walrus meat safe to eat

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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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Science & Tech

Tracking the Greenland shark’s Arctic movements

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Science & Tech

Inside your smartphone: analyzing the rare-earth elements

How so-called rare earth elements are powering our modern tech — and where to find them

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Science & Tech

How artificial intelligence can help crisis managers respond during extreme weather events

Artificial intelligence combines with social-media analysis to inform first responders and scientists

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Plate of ricotta cavatelli with venison neck ragu

People & Culture

Wild for game

Chef Michael Hunter from Toronto’s Antler Kitchen & Bar shares his favourite wild game recipes

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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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People & Culture

Jill Heinerth named first Explorer-in-Residence

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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

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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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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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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Many Colville Lake locals spend their time in and around trapping cabins, preparing the pelts they’ve collected.

People & Culture

Traditional trapping in the North

Once a traditional way of life across Canada, trapping survives and even thrives in communities throughout the North, including Colville Lake, N.W.T.

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Travel

The spell of the Yukon 

An insider’s account of the modern-day gold rush

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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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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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Banana tree fibre paper

Environment

Eco-friendly paper

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

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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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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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Environment

Recreating First Nations’ portage route through Toronto

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Environment

Lancaster Sound inches closer to protected status

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Photo: @Penalosa_G/Twitter

Environment

Canadian Parks Summit makes history

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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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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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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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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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Gilles Gagnier, publisher of Canadian Geographic, at the RCGS Fellows Dinner

People & Culture

10 awesome things that happened at the 2016 RCGS Fellows Dinner

Celebrating new partnerships, milestone anniversaries and a bird for Canadians on geography's biggest night

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People & Culture

Remembering Selma Barkham, who revealed the history of Basque whaling in Canada

The historian and geographer filled in “a great gap” in Canadian history, from the time of Cartier to the arrival of Champlain

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People & Culture

First all-women team makes successful summit of Mount Lucania

It was the third attempt at Canada’s third highest peak for the RCGS-funded team

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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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People & Culture

5 ways to engage kids in Geography Awareness Week

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George Jacob awarded The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s Kamookak Medal, San Francisco, Aquarium of the Bay, climate change, ocean conservation

People & Culture

George Jacob awarded The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s Kamookak Medal

Museum expert recognized for transformative work in cultural institutions and leadership on the ambitious Bay Ecotarium project in San Francisco

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A research ship off the coast of Baffin Island, Nunavut

People & Culture

Exclusive photos: See the wreckage of the first High Arctic whaling vessel ever found

Mike Moloney and Matthew Ayre continued their hunt for the Nova Zembla this summer, and the findings of their Royal Canadian Geographical Society-funded expedition are remarkable

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People & Culture

Canadians share their love for museums with selfies

#MuseumSelfie trended on Twitter January 20th as people the world over shared their snaps.

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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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People & Culture

Trans Canada Trail and AccessNow unite: New partnership creates greater accessibility

Canadian Paralympians and Para athletes join the mission to increase trail accessibility across Canada

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People & Culture

Featured Fellow: Ken McGoogan

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This magical winter shot by a Pangnirtung, NU photographer has gone viral recently.

People & Culture

How a photographer captured this magical Nunavut scene

A Nunavut photographer had his friend throw tea around at -35C. The result is stunning!

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People & Culture

Expedition explores Aboriginal knowledge of Franklin ships

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Photo courtesy Jill Heinerth

People & Culture

Bell Island Expedition begins school outreach

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People & Culture

Discover Canada’s regional tartans

Explore Canada's various tartans (and the stories behind them)

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People & Culture

RCGS names Jill Heinerth as Explorer-in-Residence

Cave diver Jill Heinerth is one of Canada’s greatest explorers and a world-leading technical diver. She's also the RCGS's very first Explorer-in-Residence.

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Dawson City's old swimming pool

People & Culture

New film explores history of Dawson City through lost footage

Director Bill Morrison discusses Dawson City: Frozen in Time and the bizarre story of the Dawson City film collection 

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Mapping

Mapping the future of sustainable agriculture

This online map platform displays hundreds of stories on ecological farming issues from around the world

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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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History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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Telephone operators connect long distance calls in one of Canada's busiest switchboards in the 1950's.

History

Throwback Thursday: Canadian telephone service in 1956

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Travel

Throwback Thursday: Photo tour of Hecla Island

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