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In the company of crows

Our feathered friends are increasingly calling our urban centres home. Why crows in particular are nesting among us.

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History

History

Throwback Thursday: Nazi weather station in Labrador

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Environment

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Science & Tech

Excerpt: The Day the World Stops Shopping

From economy to ecology, J.B. MacKinnon's creative work of non-fiction explores what the world would look like if we could just stop shopping  

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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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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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Tracking the Greenland shark’s Arctic movements

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

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Little brown bat

Wildlife

As deadly white-nose syndrome spreads west, bat biologists race to prepare

Disease has appeared for the first time in Manitoba, Minnesota and Wyoming 

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A wolf pup peers out from a den in the Yukon Territory

Wildlife

Q&A: Photographer Peter Mather on wolves, the wilderness and finding a purpose

The Yukon-based photographer shares more of his wild wolf photos and how he discovered his passion for visual storytelling

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illegal wildlife trade, elephant foot, ivory, biodiversity

Wildlife

The illegal wildlife trade is a biodiversity apocalypse

An estimated annual $175-billion business, the illegal trade in wildlife is the world’s fourth-largest criminal enterprise. It stands to radically alter the animal kingdom.

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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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Polar bear walking across ice

Wildlife

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

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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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Bison

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Baby caribou, star-crossed salmon and bringing buffalo back

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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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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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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light pillars in North Bay, Ont. January 2017

Environment

Magical ‘light pillars’ photographed in wintry Northern Ontario sky

They may look like a science-fiction special effect, but the reality of this phenomenon is even more fascinating

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Canada jay on a branch

Wildlife

Oh Canada jay! The story behind an icon-in-the-making

Largely unheralded until Canadian Geographic’s National Bird Project was held, the renamed Canada jay — formerly grey jay — has become in many minds the country’s national bird

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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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A model of a woolly mammoth at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Can the woolly mammoth be brought back from extinction?

And moreover, should it? Plus: Dinosaur fight club, birds about town, and tracking whale whoops

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A bear stands in a creek with a fish in its mouth

Wildlife

Software developers and conservation biologists team up to develop a facial recognition AI for brown bears

Silicon Valley software developers and B.C. conservation biologists create a facial recognition technology with photos of bears in B.C. and Alaska

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billy goat overlooking a lake

Wildlife

Social for science: Using smartphone photos for research

With millions of photos taken globally each day on smartphones, researchers have found they may also contain important ecological clues about our rapidly changing planet

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snake curled up on sticks

Wildlife

The strange way scientists are trying to save snakes in southwestern Ontario

You’ve heard of snakes on a plane, but what about snakes in tubes? 

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Wildlife

Bald eagles in Nova Scotia may be disrupting other bird populations

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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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A herd of Atlantic walrus (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) on Matveev Island, Russia. (Photo: © Yulia Bogomolova/WWF-Russia)

Wildlife

Calling all walrus detectives: new project seeks citizen scientists to count walrus from space

Project will use satellite imagery to track walrus populations and habitats and guide their conservation

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Kids

Meet the finalists of the 2016 Canadian Geographic Challenge

From June 3 to 5, these 20 young geographers will vie for the title of National Champion in Ottawa

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Kids

Exploring Vieux Québec with Canada’s Coolest School Trip

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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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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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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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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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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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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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Firewater Multi-Bottle lights up Thomas' tent

Travel

Gear Review: Multi-bottle and sleeping bag

Thomas Hall review the Seattle Sports Firewater Multi-Bottle and Mountain Hardwear Lamina Z Spark sleeping bag

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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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Travel

The spell of the Yukon 

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

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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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Travel

Met Con Blue, Sir!

Bring it … and leave it all on the mountain

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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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Science & Tech

The Arctic voyages of the intrepid ringed seal

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Mapping

How Arctic sea ducks develop herd immunity from avian cholera

To wildlife disease ecologists, an ideal place to test ideas about herd immunity is Mitivik Island, Nunavut

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Science & Tech

Star trash

  What becomes of the stuff we send up into space? And where does it go when it comes back down again?

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Mapping

Dam break

Construction of the crucial Hogs Back Dam on Ottawa's Rideau Canal almost thwarted engineers

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Wildlife

How to fix a turtle

An Ontario centre is charting new horizons in wildlife rehabilitation — one reconstructed turtle at a time

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A northern cardinal in a tree

Wildlife

7 ways to enjoy birds in your backyard this summer

You’ll be amazed at the feathered friends you can attract to your yard by following these simple tips

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Ross in the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre analyzing water samples. Credit is: Steven Hargreaves

Environment

A marine mammal toxicologist weighs in on the microplastics crisis

Peter Ross, vice-president of research at Ocean Wise, explains his work on marine microplastic pollution and why we all have a role to play in combating it 

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Empty indoor mall with closed stores

People & Culture

How Canadian cities are reinventing their shopping malls

As cities grapple with the challenge of redeveloping their first suburbs, malls could become the community spaces they were originally intended to be

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Wood bison graze at the Toronto Zoo

Environment

Inside the Toronto Zoo’s bison breakthrough

For the first time ever, a Canadian zoo has successfully produced a calf from an embryo sent from another province. Here's what that could mean for species conservation. 

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yersin boat

Exploration

Why the ‘Yersin’ is one of the greenest ships in the sea

The vessel integrates clean environmental technologies to ensure a minimal impact on the ocean

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the forks winter boot winnipeg

Science & Tech

Few winter boots protect wearers from slipping on ice, say researchers

Study tests and ranks the best winter boots on wet and dry ice

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Common loon with babies

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Is the iconic loon in trouble?

Plus: Cross-dressing hummingbirds, tracking genetically modified animals, and Arctic “junk food”

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People & Culture

Coppermine 2012: Expecting the best; preparing for the worst: Boys in the woodz

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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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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Burgeoning hope for Alberta’s burrowing owls

Plus: skydiving salamanders, Canada’s returning monarch, orca blubber insights, and the woodpecker-wasp conservation dream team. 

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