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Tiny nanotechnologies are poised to have a huge impact on agriculture

Custom-made nanoscale systems can use precision chemistry to achieve high-efficiency delivery of fertilizers or pesticides

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Environment

Fresh from the city: The rise of urban farming

Already gaining steam before the pandemic, interest in urban farming — and hunger for hyper-local food — has soared. A look at three Canadian takes on the urban farming phenomenon

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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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Science & Tech

Nova Scotia genetics researcher revolutionizing apple agriculture

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Photo: Courtesy of Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu

People & Culture

From old plants and old ways, a new African agriculture

How the return of Indigenous knowledge could help change how the continent farms

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climate change

Science & Tech

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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Guelph soil named official soil of Ontario

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Future farming frontiers, agriculture, climate change

Environment

Canada could gain 4.2 million square kilometres of agricultural land as a result of climate change

Global agricultural landmass could increase by one-third within the next century, with boreal Canada and Russia set to gain the most arable ground. But what might the environmental and social consquences be?

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Nettilling Lake, Baffin Island, Nunavut

Environment

Eight facts about water in Canada

How much do you know about Canada’s water — where it comes from and how it’s used?

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Environment

Deep freeze kills emerald ash borer

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Environment

The sixth extinction

The planet is in the midst of drastic biodiversity loss that some experts think may be the next great species die-off. How did we get here and what can be done about it?

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Wildlife

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Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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“Whale superhighway” map marks World Whale Day

Plus: Marathon hare migrations, increasingly efficient wolves, wandering basking sharks and homemaking bees

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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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York Redoubt, near the mouth of the Halifax Harbour in Nova Scotia

History

Parks Canada places commemorating the First World War

Sites across Canada honouring the war

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Illustration by Guy Parsons

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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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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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

Five agricultural innovations in Canada

From cubic farming to vegetable fermentation, these agro-enthusiasts are forging the future of farming

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Photo: Carolyn Janzen/Can Geo Photo Club

History

Throwback Thursday: Turning wheat straw into paper

Canada produces approximately 20 million tonnes of unused wheat straw, which could instead be made into enough paper for 20 million magazines

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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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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

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

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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People & Culture

Fighting malaria in Northern Peru

Changing irrigation practices to combat malaria in Northern Peru

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Photo: Monica Healy/Canadian Geographic Photo Club

People & Culture

8 of our favourite Canadian museums

In honour of International Museum Day, Canadian Geographic's editors share their favourite museums in Canada

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Charles Krebs (Photo: Fritz Mueller)

Wildlife

Charles Krebs on the ecology of the Arctic hare

Snowshoe hare researcher talks about his studies of the arctic mammal

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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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Science & Tech

Tracking the Greenland shark’s Arctic movements

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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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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

Energy use in Canada

Where and how we live affect how much energy we consume. Here’s what Canada would look like if the provinces and territories were scaled to represent the amount of energy they use.

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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

Made-in-Canada plants

From wheat to potatos, Canada has made a name for itself for breeding excellent edibles

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Science & Tech

Author Chris Turner on science in Canada and his upcoming book

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Science & Tech

Snow sonar

New device could mean the end of digging for snow samples

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An eelgrass meadow, a type of seagrass found in the northern hemisphere including in Boundary Bay, British Columbia shown here at low tide. (Photo: Katie Tjaden-McClement)

Environment

Protecting Canada’s hidden “meadows of the sea”

Collaborative research is uncovering the secrets of coastal seagrass beds to help keep them healthy

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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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Canadian astronauts pose inside the Living in Space Exhibition

Exploration

Canadian Space Agency astronaut profiles

The men and women that have become part of Canada’s space team

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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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Environment

Farming without fossil fuels on Prince Edward Island

A P.E.I. farming family has become the first in Canada to heat their greenhouse operation entirely with biomass energy

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A woman stands alone looking out over an empty prairie under a cloudy blue sky

Places

Guardians of the grasslands

How conservationists and ranchers in Saskatchewan are working to slow the loss of an endangered ecosystem

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Goats grazing on Japanese knotweed in Chilliwack, B.C.

Environment

Chilliwack, B.C. recruits goats to combat invasive plant

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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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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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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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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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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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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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Wildlife

Why the swift fox is one of Canada’s best wildlife recovery stories

The swift fox may be the smallest wild dog in North America but it also has one of Canada’s biggest wildlife recovery stories

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Photo, left: Silver Eight/Can Geo Photo Club

Environment

Richard Louv on the importance of reconnecting with nature

A new book aims to solve nature-deficit disorder and reconnect kids with the natural world

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Environment

How breeding bottom feeders will help revolutionize fish farming

New Brunswick-bred sea cucumbers and urchins could soon be used to help clean up fish farms

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Environment

Recycling Agricultural Plastics: Where we’re at in Canada

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Wildlife

Resurgence of the eastern wild turkey

The wild turkey, once extirpated from Ontario, now faces two hunting seasons

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Wildlife

Q & A with Dalal Al-Abdulrazzak

Satellite images used to calculate catches

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Environment

Interview with water conservationist Alexandra Cousteau

International water conservationist Alexandra Cousteau visits the Ottawa River

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Wildlife

Monarch Butterfly: Endangered Species

Saving the butterfly known for its remarkable migration

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Wildlife

Resurgence of the swift fox

The recovery of the swift fox may pose dangers for the greater sage-grouse

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Andy McKinnon

Places

Canada’s first national urban park

It’s an ambitious plan: take the traditional Parks Canada wilderness concept and plunk it in the country’s largest city. But can Toronto’s Rouge National Urban Park help balance city life with wildlife?

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Photo: Branimir Gjetvaj

Environment

The future of natural prairie pastures

The federal government’s decision to dismantle its prairie pasture reclamation program has left Saskatchewan selling off public land

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