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Wildlife

Bluefin tuna in Atlantic Canada are no longer afraid of humans — and that’s a bad sign

A new documentary portrays the remarkable species as a symbol of a “precariously broken” ocean ecosystem

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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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A common loon glides through a lake

Wildlife

10 birds to look for in Canada this summer

The search for these iconic Canadian birds will take you to some of the most scenic locations the country has to offer

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Blue whale skeleton on display at Royal Ontario Museum

Environment

Blue whale exhibition opens at Royal Ontario Museum

Exhibit tells the tale of a rare blue whale that washed up dead in Newfoundland in 2014, offering new insights on Earth's largest animal

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Environment

What’s at stake in Ontario’s Ring of Fire

The James Bay Lowlands in northern Ontario contain one of the largest potential mineral reserves in Canada. Now, the region’s economy and environment stand on the brink of massive transformation.

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Travel

Environment

Minister Catherine McKenna hosting Canada’s first town hall on climate change

Environment

Catherine McKenna talks climate change

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change discusses Canada's energy mix, wildlife conservation and personal carbon emissions

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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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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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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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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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Houses in Greenland (Photo: Courtesy of James Raffan)

People & Culture

Life in the high Arctic: James Raffan

James Raffan finds beauty in a place where one in 10 children will not graduate high school

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A woman squats on a beach and holds a rock close to her face.

Science & Tech

The puzzle of plastic: Turning to science to solve our recycling dilemma

Environmental entrepreneur Miranda Wang turns to science to seek profitable solutions to the problem of what to do with our mountains of plastic waste

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Places

Thaidene Nëné: Land of the ancestors

The new Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories is the heart of sacred Denesǫłiné homeland and a prophesied final refuge of clean water and ecological integrity in North America

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Mapping

Canadian Geographic’s best maps of 2021

Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic’s 2021 issues

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David Saint-Jacques International Space Station

Exploration

Checking in with David Saint-Jacques in orbit

The Canadian astronaut shares insights into life in zero-gravity as he orbits the planet aboard the International Space Station

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Mapping

Saving hope: One at-risk ocean hotspot at a time

Charting “Hope Spots” critical to the health of our planet’s oceans

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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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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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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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The main spillway for the Hydro-Quebec's Riviere des Prairies dam

Science & Tech

Hydroelectricity in Quebec

Four experts discuss Hydro-Quebec and the driving force behind its gigantic network of generating stations

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Exploration

Why Jill Heinerth is diving beneath Bell Island, Newfoundland

"Bell Islanders are a picture of what it means to be Canadian," says the underwater diver and RCGS Explorer-in-Residence

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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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A photo of Dr. Molly Shoichet at the university with two students

Science & Tech

Q&A: Meet Ontario’s first Chief Scientist

Dr. Molly Shoichet discusses her new role and how she plans to restore the public’s trust in government science

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Jeremy Bentham

Science & Tech

Shell’s Jeremy Bentham on the future of cities

The Vice-President of Global Business Environment and head of the Shell Scenarios team discusses the Future Cities project and how Canadian cities can be more sustainable

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Science & Tech

A data revolution is helping to keep workers safe from storms at sea

Part 4 of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster: a six-part series

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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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Bluefish Caves in the Yukon

Science & Tech

Humans inhabited North America 10,000 years earlier than previously thought

New study out of the Université de Montréal finds that humans occupied the Yukon's Bluefish Caves 24,000 years ago

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Bioluminescent life

Science & Tech

Paddling through Puerto Rico’s bioluminescent waters

A night tour of Mosquito Bay’s glowing fish

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Gordon Hempton records audio in Grasslands National Park

Science & Tech

The sounds of silence 

A sound artist listens for quiet in Grasslands National Park

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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

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

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Science & Tech

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

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Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic

Science & Tech

Environmental organizations team up to influence federal climate strategy

Three influential Canadian environmental advocacy groups have formed a new partnership aimed at securing an ambitious national climate change strategy for Canada under the new Liberal government

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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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Science & Tech

Q&A: The sustainability of regenerative ocean farming

Environmental benefits and food sources from this low-cost form of farming might be the future

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Science & Tech

Mapping cargo ship routes around the world

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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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People & Culture

Dog house blues

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Environment

From plastic trash to treasured art: Five artists invite us to rethink our relationship with plastic

Five new works commissioned by Canadian Geographic offer eye-catching and compelling commentary on the impact of plastic on our planet

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David Suzuki on the Blue Dot Tour, 2014

Environment

How to start a grassroots movement

The Blue Dot Tour repurposed a Barack Obama campaign strategy to foster a grassroots movement. Here's the theory behind the system.

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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

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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People & Culture

New book looks at economic solutions for the climate crisis

“We cannot sit on the sidelines anymore,” says Tom Rand, author of The Case for Climate Capitalism

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Environment

I am Mutehekau Shipu: A river’s journey to personhood in eastern Quebec

In February 2021, the world was introduced to Mutehekau Shipu — also known as the Magpie River — when the people of Ekuanitshit, Que. and the regional municipality made a joint declaration granting the river legal personhood and rights. The declaration carries broad implications for the fight to protect nature across Canada and around the world.

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People & Culture

Kahkiihtwaam ee-pee-kiiweehtataahk: Bringing it back home again

The story of how a critically endangered Indigenous language can be saved

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People & Culture

Christopher Ondaatje on David Attenborough

The decorated author and explorer tells stories about the life and character of Britain's legendary broadcaster and naturalist

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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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A closeup of the Snuxyaltwa pole at the ancient village of Talyu, in B.C.'s Bella Coola Valley

People & Culture

The resurgence of the Nuxalk

In British Columbia’s Bella Coola Valley, the next generation of Nuxalk culture-keepers and Guardian Watchmen is establishing a new paradigm for Indigenous rights

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People & Culture

Coppermine 2012: Expecting the best; preparing for the worst: Shipshape

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Wildlife

Mapping bear ranges around the world

Canada boasts three of the world’s eight bear species. This brightly-coloured map helps show where they all range.

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Gullfoss waterfall

Travel

Iceland alfresco

Horses, glaciers and hot springs

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The focus of North America’s first natural resource stampede, beaver pelts attracted legions of traders

Wildlife

Rethinking the beaver

Has there ever been a national symbol more loathed or misunderstood? Has there ever been a more important time for the beaver to flourish?

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Travel

Rare birds

Spread your wings with birdwatching’s elite guard in south Texas

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moose alberta population app

Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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james bay lowlands ring of fire

Environment

Aerial photography of northern Ontario’s Ring of Fire

The James Bay Lowlands contain both environmentally crucial peatlands and one of the largest potential mineral reserves in Canada 

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Students at Ottawa's Rideau Canal locks

Kids

Parliament Hill and historical play-acting in the nation’s capital

Highlights from the last day of Canada's Coolest School Trip

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The exterior of the Hudson's Bay Department Store in Winnepeg

People & Culture

The demise of the department store heralds a shift in downtown areas

The Bay department store in downtown Winnipeg will close in early 2021

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People & Culture

A creepy-crawly food revolution

Long considered pests, insects are now on the menu for farmed fish and poultry in Kenya and Uganda, where scientists are looking for cheaper, healthier ways to boost animal growth and develop the local economy

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Wildlife

Conservationist teams up with local communities to save Earth’s largest scaled freshwater fish

By protecting local waterways, the arapaima’s population has already seen a 30-fold increase in the last 10 years

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