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PLAT-I tidal energy platform in Grand Passage, May 2019

Science & Tech

Testing the future of tidal energy in Nova Scotia

In the Bay of Fundy, technicians are putting a groundbreaking new tidal technology through its paces

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maritime link

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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tidal power infographic bay of fundy

Science & Tech

Nova Scotia’s first in-stream tidal turbine starts producing power

The Maritime province's two-megawatt turbine is now connected to the power grid

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Science & Tech

Nova Scotia genetics researcher revolutionizing apple agriculture

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Science & Tech

Des techniques novatrices permettent de surveiller les ours polaires sans les perturber

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oceans

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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Travel

History

Canadian apples in England

History

Canada’s long history of apple growing

A look back at how the "king of fruits" became a Canadian agricultural staple

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Kids

Environment

Nova Scotia

People & Culture

A journey through Africadia with George Elliott Clarke

Episode 26

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

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Wildlife

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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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Wildlife

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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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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Wildlife

The value of rockweed

As rockweed harvesting develops, so does the debate

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Peel River Expedition 2019 aerial view of Wind River

Exploration

Expedition log: Back to the Peel

David McGuffin shares insights from his daily log during his summer 2018 expedition retracing a legendary trek on the Yukon’s Peel River

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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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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

MEC is now the official outfitter of the RCGS expeditions program

Two names synonymous with adventure are joining forces to support Canadian exploration

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Franklin, RCGS, Arctic, painting

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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Science & Tech

Un projet novateur tire profit de serres dans l’Arctique pour améliorer la sécurité alimentaire et le bien-être des collectivités

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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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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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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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Sable feral horses

Science & Tech

Students take innovative Sable Island horse deterrent system to world stage

The students’ device will compete at an international innovation competition June 18 to 20

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Science & Tech

Encouraging tech innovations to safeguard ocean health

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

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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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Polar Knowledge Canada, Arctic, climate change, weather

Science & Tech

Les laboratoires mobiles modifient la science dans l’Arctique

Les laboratoires novateurs ajoutent de nouvelles fonctionnalités à la recherche climatique et aux communications dans l’ouest de l’Arctique

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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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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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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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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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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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Joggins Fossil Cliffs in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley

Travel

Five of Canada’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Parks Canada is seeking nominations for potential places to add to its impressive list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Here are five sites that were most recently added.

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Travel

Festival side-trips

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

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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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Travel

Foraging for local food on P.E.I.

A taste tour of the province celebrating its best fare

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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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Travel

Canada’s latest UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Travel

The spell of the Yukon 

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

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How national parks are helping to conserve species

Places

Five projects that are helping to conserve endangered species in Canada’s national parks

From plains bison in Elk Island National Park to beluga whales in Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, Parks Canada is leading the charge on these crucial wildlife recovery programs 

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History

Discovery history: Race to the top

A 17th-century circumpolar map shows the early days of Arctic exploration

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History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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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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moose alberta population app

Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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Photo courtesy Jill Heinerth

People & Culture

Bell Island Expedition begins school outreach

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People & Culture

Halifax group gives heritage home new life

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Places

National parks beginning to reopen across the country

Not all, but many of Canada's national parks will reopen to some extent on June 1

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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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right whale

Wildlife

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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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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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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Joggins Fossil Cliffs

Places

Help choose Canada’s next world heritage site

Parks Canada is accepting applications for world heritage sites and seeking candidates for an advisory committee tasked with reviewing nominations

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Dark-eyed junco

Environment

Great Backyard Bird Count sees record participation in 2016

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Environment

Guelph soil named official soil of Ontario

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

Wildlife

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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Banana tree fibre paper

Environment

Eco-friendly paper

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

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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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