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Wildlife

Four Nova Scotia islands protected for endangered roseate tern

Environment and Climate Change Canada applied a critical-habitat protection order to Country Island, Sable Island and North Brother and South Brother islands

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Bald eagles in Nova Scotia may be disrupting other bird populations

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A lone majestic moose at sunset

Wildlife

Nature Conservancy helping Maritime moose have more sex

Organization protecting a vital wilderness corridor between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia to encourage interprovincial moose mating

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The value of rockweed

As rockweed harvesting develops, so does the debate

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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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former archaeological site is now inundated at high tide. The rich artifact-bearing soil has been washed away, and with it all the Indigenous pot fragments, stone tools, animal bones, and cultural features. Only a few flakes from making stone tools remained scattered amongst the boulders.

People & Culture

“Burning libraries:” The race to save Canada’s coastal archaeological sites before they’re washed away

As sea level rise and the accelerating pace of coastal erosion threaten cultural heritage around the world, Canada has a lot to lose

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People & Culture

A journey through Africadia with George Elliott Clarke

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Canada’s former Poet Laureate gives us a tour of the cultural geography of Black Nova Scotia  

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A view over the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia

People & Culture

Paradise, a poet and promised land

Growing up black in Nova Scotia, the intense beauty of Three Mile Plains and the Annapolis Valley was, for me, a fount of emotional history 

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History

75 years after Viola Desmond’s stand against segregation, former theatre honours her legacy

On Nov. 8, 1946, Viola Desmond made history at the Roseland Theatre in New Glasgow, N.S. Seventy-five years later, the building’s exterior pays tribute to her life through art.

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Photos: Highlights from One Ocean Expeditions’ 2019 East Coast Fins and Fiddles voyage

Three finalists in this year’s Canadian Geographic Challenge enjoyed the trip of a lifetime as part of their prize, and we were there to capture the fun

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CEO of CarbonCure stands in front of concrete mixer truck and valve box

Science & Tech

Canadian company wins multi-million dollar prize for carbon-dioxide-injected concrete

Halifax-based CarbonCure Technologies were one of two winners of the prestigious Carbon XPRIZE

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Exploring Nova Scotia through experiential learning

Ocean Bridge’s Learning Journeys looked a little bit different in 2020 due to COVID-19 and travel restrictions

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Gear review: MEC outfits the Nova Zembla expedition

Matthew Ayre and Michael Moloney review the MEC items that helped them discover the whaling vessel wreck in the High Arctic

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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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People & Culture

Six more amazing things RCGS Fellows are up to this year

From painting a new side of the Franklin expedition to documenting shipwrecks along Ontario’s Hudson Bay Coast, see what just a few of the RCGS’s more than 1,000 Fellows are working on in 2018

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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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Empty dish soap bottles arrayed in front of a pond in Nova Scotia

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Wildlife Wednesday: When social media clout costs the environment

Plus: Racing to find a vaccine for chronic wasting disease, narwhal “flukeprints” and tool-using polar bears

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Researchers urge summer closures of two East Coast fishing grounds to protect North Atlantic right whale

Population of the endangered whale estimated at 525 

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Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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Museum curator discovers a dozen new bee species

Bee species named after Canada’s top bee expert

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Mapping the abundance of nesting birds across the Maritimes

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Maritime Breeding Bird Atlas updated

Where do birds go to nest in the Maritimes?

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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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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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Mark Napier (left) and Lanny McDonald play hockey on the Arctic Ocean with youth from Arctic Bay. (Photo: Michelle Valberg)

People & Culture

How an Ottawa photographer helps bring Canada’s pastime to the North

Photographer Michelle Valberg discusses Project North, her not-for-profit that delivers hockey equipment to communities in Nunavut, Northwest Territories, northern Quebec and Labrador

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Sea lion swimming among a kelp forest

Environment

Kelp: The sustainable superfood coming soon to a plate near you

Kelp’s potential as a commercial crop is finally being recognized — and, as kelp forests vanish worldwide, so is its importance in coastal ecosystems 

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Labrador — Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric generating facility

Science & Tech

Aboriginal hydropower

Navigating the the collaborative future between First Nations and the Canadian hydro industry

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Manitoba — Keeyask generating station

Science & Tech

Sharing hydroelecticity across national borders

How Canada and the United States are using transmission lines to reduce reliance on coal

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Painting of George Elliott Clarke

People & Culture

Our Country: George Elliott Clarke

The former Canadian parliamentary poet laureate feels most grounded at Three Mile Plains, N.S.

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Students dress up in uniform at the Halifax Citadel

Kids

Canada’s Coolest School Trip ends on a high note in Halifax

Highlights from a visit to the Halifax Citadel on Canada's Coolest School Trip

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Tidal energy infrastructure

Science & Tech

Small-scale energy projects aim to help northern communities

Part two of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster: A six-part series

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Sable Island horses

Travel

Photos: The wild horses of Sable Island

"I’ve been to every province and every territory in Canada and there’s no place quite like it."

Calling all Canadians! Ig we gave you $10,000 to fight climate change, how would you do it?

Live Net Zero Rules and Regulations

Live Net Zero Challenge (2022)

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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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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Festival side-trips

Ten festivals down the road from Canada’s UNESCO World Heritage sites

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Canada’s latest UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Travel

Featured destination: Sable Island 2016

Join the Canadian Geographic Photo Club aboard the Ocean Endeavour with Adventure Canada for a spectacular voyage by sea to Sable Island, Nova Scotia

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From sea to shining sea: 13 photos that showcase Canada’s grandeur

Happy Canada Day from all of us at Canadian Geographic!

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Travel

Canada’s best spots to surf year-round

World-class waves and a growing community are quickly making Canada a top surfing destination

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People & Culture

Fall art festivals

Harvesting the talent in Toronto, Halifax, Montréal and Vancouver

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Mapping

‘Absolutely catastrophic:’ Hit hard by pandemic, ecotourism needs help

Remote locations and international clientele make the industry particularly vulnerable

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Kids

Canada’s Coolest School Trip winners announced

A grade eight class from Alberta's Lethbridge Christian School is heading to Nova Scotia on an all-expenses-paid field trip

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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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Kids

11 kid-friendly facts about Canada

11 facts about Canada and Canadians that are sure to entertain children of all ages

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Science & Tech

Comment une expérience canadienne novatrice explore-t-elle les effets possibles des changements climatiques dans l’Arctique?

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Mapping

Emergency services using precise three-word locator system

What3Words app gives 3m squares an identifying series of words, across the world

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Mapping

Google Street View comes to Canadian parks and historic sites

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People & Culture

Halifax group gives heritage home new life

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Environment

Guelph soil named official soil of Ontario

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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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Environment

Tallurutiup Imanga/Lancaster Sound to be Canada’s largest protected area

The final boundary for Canada’s new national marine conservation area in Canada’s North shows an area twice the size of Nova Scotia

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Science & Tech

Researchers press for summer closures of two East Coast fishing grounds to help protect North Atlantic right whale

Population of the endangered whale estimated at 525 

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Environment

517 species in Canada on global at-risk list

Vancouver Island marmot, blue whale and Ungava seal included in NatureServe Canada report

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The scene at the Canadian Museum of Nature on September 19 for the National Bird Debate

People & Culture

Ten things the RCGS got up to in September

Celebrating the art of cartography, a lively national bird debate and the launch of an exciting educational contest

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Dark-eyed junco

Environment

Great Backyard Bird Count sees record participation in 2016

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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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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

RCGS, Royal Scottish Geographical Society sign a trans-Atlantic MOU

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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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Tracks of every hurricane or tropical system that has made landfall in Canada since 1866. Storms of significance are outlined in black

Environment

Map: Every Canadian hurricane landfall since 1866

Experts predict a busier than normal hurricane season for 2016

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