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Wildlife

On the Rock, waiting for the roll

Writer Stephen Smith takes to Newfoundland’s shores in his quest to see the ‘capelin roll’ — the spawning spectacle of a tiny fish with a massive ecological, historical and cultural impact

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Wildlife

Punctuation’s mark: Can we save the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale?

After a series of mass deaths in recent years, what can we do?

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Wildlife

Whales in the news! Are icebreakers ruining narwhals’ summer getaway?

Are icebreakers ruining narwhals’ summer getaway? Plus, Montreal’s whale-ward minkes, Canada’s first North Atlantic right whale visit of the year, a new K pod baby, and humpback and orca continue to clash

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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

Toronto Zoo welcomes a baby orangutan

Plus: the albatross that loved Vancouver Island, a rare butterfly comeback, PEI lobsters to take a new kind of bait and the migratory birds on a potentially fatal collision course.

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Exploration

Articles

Environment

New film shows three-decade old cod collapse even more relevant today

The animated short film called Last Fish, First Boat recounts the 1992 cod moratorium

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People & Culture

A woman smiles as she releases a paper lantern inscribed with prayers during the 2017 Taiwan Lantern Festival

People & Culture

Photos: Ringing in the new year, Taiwan-style

Neil Ever Osborne gets into the line of fire at the 2017 Taiwan Lantern Festival 

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People & Culture

New book looks at economic solutions for the climate crisis

“We cannot sit on the sidelines anymore,” says Tom Rand, author of The Case for Climate Capitalism

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People & Culture

Kahkiihtwaam ee-pee-kiiweehtataahk: Bringing it back home again

The story of how a critically endangered Indigenous language can be saved

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People & Culture

Excerpt from British Columbia in Flames: Stories from a Blazing Summer

'You don’t get over a fire as big as the Elephant Hill fire in a hurry.'

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Dundas street sign with stop light and stop sign

People & Culture

Renaming places: how Canada is reexamining the map

The history behind the Dundas name change and how Canadians are reckoning with place name changes across the country — from streets to provinces

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Environment

Fishermen harvest northern cod in southeast Newfoundland

Environment

Newfoundland’s cod industry poised for a rebound

After a total collapse of Grand Banks fisheries in the 1990s, the cod are coming back. This time, the Canadian government and Newfoundland fish harvesters are ready to manage the stocks sustainably.

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History

Science & Tech

Travel

Travel

New technology means changes to liquids restrictions on flights

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Travel

The spell of the Yukon 

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

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Travel

A dozen travel-related New Year’s resolutions from Canadian Geographic

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Travel

Five things to do in Lower Manhattan, New York City

The neighbourhood at the southern tip of the island is more than just Wall Street and skyscrapers

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Christmas cheer in NYC

Travel

Five things to do in New York City this holiday season

Already skated the Roc, enjoyed a carriage ride around Central Park and fought the crowds at Macy's Herald Square? Here are more ways to celebrate the festive season in the Big Apple. 

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Wildlife

Jennifer Ackerman on new book The Genius of Birds

Ask Jennifer Ackerman whether being called a birdbrain is an insult or a compliment, and she’ll tell you that there’s no question it’s the latter

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Patrick Moldowan overlooking Mauritius. (Photo: Gabby Salazar)

Wildlife

Canada’s “New Noah”

This year Patrick Moldowan has been selected to be Wildlife Preservation Canada’s “New Noah”.

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Humboldt flying squirrel resting on tree

Wildlife

New species of flying squirrel found in Pacific Northwest

North America now has three distinct species of flying squirrel

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Wildlife

Video of the week: Newfoundland ‘bar for birds’ welcomes new patrons

A YouTube livestream broadcasts the antics of the birds to an adoring global audience

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endangered North Atlantic right whale

Wildlife

Environmental groups say emergency plan missing in new right whale protection measures

Only about 400 North Atlantic right whales remain in the wild

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Wildlife

New study finds birds will need to head further north

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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Meet the newborn giraffe that’s become Toronto Zoo’s lankiest new addition

Plus: a new name for an old pest, a new fund for chimney swifts, giant sponges found on deepsea volcanoes — and the poison weighing down North America's eagles.

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A purple martin silhouetted in flight against a blue sky

Wildlife

Migration in the time of climate change

New technology is helping researchers understand how birds time their migrations when the seasons send mixed signals

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A bowhead whale in Cumberland Sound, Nunavut

Wildlife

New research offers insight into the skin care routine of bowhead whales

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found evidence that bowhead whales exfoliate their skin by rubbing against large rocks

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Wildlife

Ontario introduces new legislation to halt invasive species invasion

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Wildlife

Gecko feet inspire new adhesives

Canadian professor uses gecko as inspiration for new adhesives

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Wildlife

New book explores the fascinating cultural history of polar bears

In Ice Bear, Michael Engelhard untangles our complicated love/hate relationship with this iconic Arctic animal

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Wildlife

New research shows how climate change could affect alpine butterflies

Researchers modelling climate impacts on an alpine butterfly species found increased vulnerability when food sources are factored in

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Caribou stands in the snow

Environment

Modelling threats to caribou in Ontario’s Ring of Fire

As interest in Ontario’s mineral-rich Ring of Fire region grows, caribou face threats on multiple fronts. New research could help chart a path to their conservation.

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People & Culture

Dave Bidini on the West End Phoenix and reviving local news

Episode 30

The Rheostatics frontman, bestselling author and community newspaper publisher shares why hyper-local storytelling matters more now than ever before

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Jean-Michel Cousteau scuba diving near sharks on a shipwreck

Environment

Q&A: Oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau on his new underwater documentary

Jean-Michel Cousteau releases his new feature documentary about aquatic life, Wonders of the Sea 3D, in February

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Environment

Canada’s dirty secret

Canada leads the developed world in per capita production of garbage. What’s behind our nation’s wasteful ways? 

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Travel

New commemorative park opens at Vimy Ridge

The Vimy Foundation Centennial Park provides a home for 100 repatriated ‘Vimy Oaks’ and is intended to be a space for reflection on the decisive battle

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Defying Limits, by astronaut Dave Williams

Science & Tech

Sneak preview: Defying Limits, by astronaut Dave Williams

A new memoir that unpacks the life of one of Canada’s most accomplished astronauts, who’s also an aquanaut, doctor, CEO and cancer survivor 

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Places

A new home for the RCGS: 50 Sussex

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society announces forthcoming Canada's Centre for Geography and Exploration

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People & Culture

The cod delusion

A moratorium on cod fishing that was supposed to last two years has now lasted 30. What will it take to rebuild cod stocks — and a way of life?

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An infinity hot tub with snow around it at an outdoor Nordic spa

Travel

A look at Scandinave Spa Mont-Tremblant’s new expansion

Cozy up to the new hot tubs, cold pools, saunas and steam rooms at this Nordic-style spa minutes from Quebec's most famous ski resort 

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The view of Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan (Photo: Suiseiseki/Wikimedia Commons)

Travel

Seth Kamil’s New York City

The Big Onion Walking Tours founder reveals his 10 favourite spots

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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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grey jay sculpture Market Square Saint John by Phil Savage

People & Culture

Grey jay sculpture installed in Saint John, N.B. marketplace

Sculpture of nine grey jays commemorates Canada 150 and New Brunswick's natural heritage

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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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Heinrich Scherer's 1702 chart of the North Pole

People & Culture

Why the North Pole matters: An important history of challenges and global fascination

In this essay, noted geologist and geophysicist Fred Roots explores the significance of the symbolic point at the top of the world. He submitted it to Canadian Geographic just before his death in October 2016 at age 93.

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People & Culture

How Gander’s airport brought Newfoundland into the 20th century

A writer follows his relatives' path across "The Rock", 80 years after they helped put it on the map

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An image of Canada's new Polar Medal.

People & Culture

Governor General announces new Polar Medal

A new honour, called the Polar Medal, was announced by the Governor General as a way to celebrate Canada’s Northern heritage

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People & Culture

Excerpt from Taking a Break from Saving the World

Taking a Break from Saving the World chronicles an activist's journey from burnout to balance

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People & Culture

New Land Expedition: Fun facts

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Travel

10 awesome Canadian museums to visit this summer

Engage your curiosity and fuel your imagination with a visit to one of these top Canadian treasure troves

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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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History

Throwback Thursday: The pioneering photography of George T. Taylor

"Let other photographers work in ill-smelling studios if they wished … [Taylor] would take his unwieldy gear outdoors."

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The pumpjack is an iconic symbol of oil in the West.

Science & Tech

13+ things you didn’t know about energy

Massive oilfields, huge offshore rigs, high-tech refineries, colossal dams, sprawling wind farms — how much do you really know about BIG power in Canada?

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Sunset Atchafalaya delta

People & Culture

Preserving Acadian culture in Cajun country

Descendants of French-speaking Acadians in Louisiana saw their culture and language slip away in the 20th century. Now, a new generation of proud Francophones is leading a resurgence.

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Newfoundland’s Gros Morne National Park offers some of the best backcountry skiing in Eastern Canada

Travel

5 backcountry ski sites in Eastern Canada and New England

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People & Culture

Arctic airships

These dirigibles might be the solution to transportation challenges in the changing North

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The vibrant buildings of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Travel

Journey into New Scotland’s past

Heritage sites trade on the past, but in Nova Scotia they’re helping secure and inspire the future.

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History

New stamps unveiled of Canada’s UNESCO world heritage sites

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Portrait of Viola Desmond

People & Culture

Civil rights activist Viola Desmond to grace new $10 bill

The Bank of Canada has announced that Viola Desmond will become the first Canadian woman to be featured on a regularly circulating banknote in 2018

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People & Culture

New heights with Guy and Kindar McNamee

Part of our Colour the Trails series

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Mapping

Natural Resources Canada releases new Atlas of Canada

Natural Resources Canada releases new Atlas of Canada

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Science & Tech

Longest sub-sea electricity cable in North America now links Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia

The Maritime Link project will connect the power grids in the two provinces

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Mapping

Secret meetings held over formation of new province

Federal government ministers have held top-secret meetings for nearly a decade to discuss the merger of Ontario and Manitoba into one “super-province' called Mantario

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People & Culture

New Land Expedition: Waiting for the resupply plane

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People & Culture

New Land Expedition: Off the ice

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People & Culture

New Land Expedition: The beards of great explorers

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People & Culture

How South Sudanese child soldiers found a new life in Alberta

Episode 39

Former child soldiers who fought in Sudan during Africa’s bloodiest civil war eventually found refuge in Canada — many of them in Brooks, Alta. Anthropologist, author and journalist Carol Berger shares their stories.

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