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A polar bear walks on the Arctic tundra

Wildlife

A partnership to save Canada’s polar bears

Winter apparel brand Canada Goose has partnered with Polar Bears International to raise awareness of the impacts of climate change on the north’s most iconic animal

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Innovative techniques monitor polar bears without disturbing them

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New app delivers information on the world’s coldest regions

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Bamsebu cabin in Svalbard, Norway

Science & Tech

Q&A: How isolation in the remote High Arctic can have valuable lessons for our changing world

Adventurers Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Fålun Strøm, founders of Hearts in the Ice, return to Svalbard, Norway, for a second overwintering to build on their citizen science work

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Tracking the Arctic’s tiniest creatures reveals surprising insights into Canada’s polar region

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Throwback Thursday: International Polar Year

Five years have passed since the International Polar Year. Brush up on Canada's science projects and reflect on where the science stands now!

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Wildlife

Photos: Polar bear cubs

Photographer Greg Harvey on what it's like to capture a young polar bear's first forays into the world

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Wildlife

Q&A: Wildlife photographer Daisy Gilardini on her travel plans, essential gear and “3 Ps”

Canadian Geographic's newest Photographer-in-Residence gives us a glimpse at her process

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Travel

Virtually exploring Fort Conger

How archeologists are using 3D laser scanners to digitally preserve historic sites

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Wildlife

Swimming polar bears

Meet the newest polar bear cubs at the Assiniboine Park Zoo, and watch an adult polar bear swim underwater

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Receding ice causing longer swims for polar bears

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Wildlife

Churchill’s “polar bear jail” getting crowded with inmates

The polar bear jail in Churchill, Man. is seeing more inmates than usual

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Glacier on Svalbard, Norway

Kids

Hearts in the Ice: Citizen Science

From phytoplankton to drones, citizen science in the remote Svalbard wilderness is contributing to research around the world

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Polar Bear near Beechey Island, Nunavut.

Wildlife

Counting polar bears by satellite

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polar bear mother and her young cub

Kids

Hearts in the Ice: Biodiversity and our oceans

Two adventurers have extended their stay in isolation in Svalbard, Norway to continue gathering wildlife observations in the remote Arctic

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Wildlife

Photos: Bear witness

Celebrating a springtime ritual of polar bear cubs emerging from the dens of Manitoba's famed Wapusk National Park

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Wildlife

Meals without seals: How polar bears will have to adapt to life on land

As polar bears spend more time on land as a result of melting ice, they will have to shift their diets in order to survive

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Science & Tech

‘It’s been raining! In the High Arctic!’

The Canadian High Arctic Research Station is set to open in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, later this year. How will it affect our understanding and appreciation of the North and the rapid change occurring there? 

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CHARS, Canadian High Arctic Research Station, laboratories, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, North

Science & Tech

The Canadian High Arctic Research Station comes online

What does it take to operate high-tech scientific facilities — including live-study growing chambers and necropsy, genomics and imaging labs — in Canada’s Arctic?

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Wildlife

11 amazing facts about Canada’s bear species

Did you know polar bears aren't actually white? Or that bears mark their territory by rubbing their backs on trees?

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Wildlife

Polar bear numbers predicted to plummet

Loss of sea-ice habitat due to climate warming has been highlighted as the single most important threat to the long-term survival of polar bears

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ice chunks near glacier

Science & Tech

Hearts in the Ice: Climate change in our polar regions

A warmer, wetter, and wilder climate is unbalancing the Arctic ecosystem

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Travel

Inside the Scenic Eclipse, the world’s first polar ‘discovery yacht’

A polar expedition has never been this comfortable

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Fishing boat on the shore of Spitsbergen, Svalbard

Science & Tech

Hearts in the Ice: History and culture

From coal mining to scientific research, the remote archipelago of Svalbard has a rich and complex heritage

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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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Exploration

A bridge of ice

Ken Hedges of the 1968-69 British Trans Arctic Expedition reflects on the perilous and ground-breaking journey

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Mother and baby bear curl up like kidney beans in a mirror image of eachother in a grassy meadow

Wildlife

Canadian-Slovak photographer Martin Gregus wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year portfolio award

Gregus received the Rising Star Portfolio Award in this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Canadian Geographic caught up with him for the story behind the photos.

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North American dark-eyed junco on a pine branch

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Animals are “shape-shifting” to cope with climate change

Plus: Tree species at risk, inbreeding polar bears, and a 20,000-kilometre butterfly chase

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Science & Tech

5 Polar Continental Shelf Program projects unlocking the mysteries of Canada’s North

From permafrost slumping to biodiversity inventories, here’s some of the most exciting research that PCSP supported in 2019

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Science & Tech

Tracking the Arctic char of southern Victoria Island

How a Université Laval scientist, DFO researchers and locals in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, are working together to keep these staple fish populations healthy 

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polar bear trafficking

Wildlife

Microchipped polar bear hides used to combat wildlife trafficking

Technology also will assist with management practices

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Science & Tech

Canadian Polar Commission report reveals key issues in Canada’s North

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Biodiversity at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean

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Tracking fresh water and contaminants in the Arctic Ocean

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New research into Arctic marine mammal movements aims to maintain the future of a traditional Inuit food source

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The Arctic voyages of the intrepid ringed seal

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

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Tracking the Greenland shark’s Arctic movements

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The MV Martin Bergmann, floating research base for the marine ecosystem study

Science & Tech

How Arctic scientists are unveiling long-standing marine ecosystem mysteries

Researchers are shedding new light on northern food webs and environments by connecting disciplines and local knowledge — even by using different ships

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Arctic lichen

Science & Tech

POLAR scientist shares insights on losing summer of Arctic research

With Canada’s North effectively closed, how are researchers changing their plans?

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Science & Tech

Tracking wildfire impacts at the top of the world

Atmospheric readings in Canada’s High Arctic are helping scientists understand how southern wildfires are affecting air quality and climate

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How the Northern Scientific Training Program helped make Canada an Arctic science heavyweight

Science & Tech

The groundbreaking program that helped make Canada an Arctic science heavyweight

In the face of climate change, the government’s long-running Northern Scientific Training Program has never been more crucial

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Science & Tech

Antarctic springtail secrets

Tiny springtails in Antarctica are teaching scientists about monumental environmental change

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Un troupeau de bœufs musqués sur l’île Victoria

Science & Tech

What’s killing muskox in the Arctic Islands?

Muskox populations in Canada's High Arctic have been struggling in recent years, and one University of Calgary researcher and her students are working out why

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Researchers explore the Tunnunik impact crater in Canada's Arctic

Science & Tech

Exposing the secrets of the largest Arctic meteorite crater found in a decade

A new way of mapping impact craters could even change how astronauts prepare for the moon and Mars

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A glaucous gull. (Photo: Alastair Rae/Wikimedia Commons)

Science & Tech

Flame retardants in Nunavut gulls are helping scientists understand how the chemicals are affecting Arctic ecosystems

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Science & Tech

Housing innovations in Nunatsiavut

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Polar bear walking across ice

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: out-of-control hogs, sex-sorted bison, and indigenous forest gardens

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Science & Tech

Canada’s North may hold clues to water (and life!) on Mars

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Science & Tech

An Arctic researcher works to reduce the impact of trace contaminants in country food

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Science & Tech

Ice-sealed lakes in Canada’s highest Arctic are ancient living laboratories

How does life survive in one of the most inhospitable places on Earth and why does it matter? Warwick Vincent is finding answers on the bottoms of frozen lakes at the top of the world.

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weather and climate in Svalbard

Kids

Hearts in the Ice: Weather and Climate

From sea ice to ocean currents, Svalbard has a unique yet fragile environment that may look very different as climate change shifts weather patterns

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Polar Knowledge Canada, Arctic, climate change, weather

Science & Tech

How mobile labs are changing Arctic science

Innovative laboratories are adding new capabilities to climate research and communications in the western Arctic 

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Science & Tech

Searching the North for new sources of medication

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L’équipe de 2014-2015 de la base antarctique Concordia

Science & Tech

How Antarctic isolation affects the mind

Canadian psychologist Peter Suedfeld is studying stress in the world's harshest environment

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Science & Tech

The plan to save the N.W.T.’s dwindling Bathurst caribou herd

After years of planning, an innovative strategy to help a disappearing caribou population recover is nearly ready to roll out

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History

Michael Palin on the renowned polar ship Erebus

An exclusive abridged excerpt from a new book by the famed explorer, actor and comedian

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Science & Tech

Mapping the Van Tat Gwich’in routes

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Science & Tech

Not wanted on the voyage: Invasive species and Arctic shipping

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Science & Tech

Using local knowledge to improve food security in the Arctic

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Science & Tech

Iconic driftwood house preserved in Mackenzie Delta permafrost

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People & Culture

The RCGS announces Nikon Canada as its Official Photography Partner

Two iconic brands known for exceptional photography join forces to inspire the next generation of photographers

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De l’angélique pourpre pousse à côté d’une vieille hutte de terre inuite sur East Turnavik Island, près de Makkovik (Labrador)

Science & Tech

The surprising links between people and plants in the North

Just as traditional knowledge of plants is helping northern researchers, the plants themselves have much to teach us about human history in the North

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Science & Tech

Antarctic research could help NASA limit risks to astronaut health

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