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LOOKOUT: Love, Solitude and Searching for Wildlife in the Boreal Forest

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Boreal wetland in the Northwest Territories

Environment

Canada’s boreal wetlands are key to fighting climate change: report

A new report from the Boreal Songbird Initiative calls for enhanced protection of wetlands within Canada's boreal forest

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Environment

Vanishing birdsong: How climate change is altering Canada’s soundscape

Indigenous conservationists are listening in to track the impacts of climate change on the boreal forest

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Environment

Video series features boreal forest and people working to save it

The boreal is one of the world's last great forest regions.  Meet the people who call it home, and who are working to find balance between development and conservation.

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Environment

Timber poaching: The secretive crime decimating North America’s forests

Timber poaching has become “a problem in every national forest,” with an estimated $1 billion worth of wood poached yearly in North America 

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Sunlight shining through a thick grove of palm trees

Environment

Tropical forests can handle rising temperatures up to a certain point, study finds

Trees in tropical regions of the globe can withstand temperatures up to 32.3 degrees Celsius and still effectively store carbon

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Finding an island in the Great Bear Rainforest

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People & Culture

Q&A with Brandon Harvey on photography in the Great Bear Rainforest

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People & Culture

“We have it in our hands to shape the future,” says 2012 Massey Medal winner

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Simon Jackson of Ghost Bear Institute and Spirit Bear Youth Coalition

People & Culture

Speaking up for the spirit bears

A new children’s book from Kids Can Press tells the story of Vancouver native Simon Jackson’s efforts to raise global awareness of the importance of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest

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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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Boreal Forest map begins tour

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Amazon Rainforest Fire

Environment

Op-ed: The Amazon fires are back — and the consequences affect us all

Bioethicist and conservationist Kerry Bowman on the 2020 Amazonian forest fires — as bad, or worse than 2019's — and why Canadians should be very concerned

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Environment

What can birds tell us about forest fire recovery?

The behavior of birds before and after the blaze that devastated Alberta’s Fort McMurray area in 2016 is leading to interesting insights into the rebound of boreal habitat

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Dolf and Anne Wynia in their forest

Environment

They turned their farm into a forest. Fifteen years later, it’s thriving

In 2005, a federal government program aimed to convert underused farmland into forests to capture carbon dioxide. How have these ‘Forest 2020’ projects fared? 

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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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New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities

Mangroves provide a range of benefits, including protection from storms and the prevention of coastal erosion

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Land-use disputes south of the border threaten long-term survival of Canada lynx

The plight of Lynx canadensis, which is not at risk in Canada but threatened in the United States, highlights the difficulty of conserving species across borders

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A hazy view over Quebec’s Parc national des Monts-Valin

Environment

When it comes to stream health, land use and protection matter

Streams surrounded by intact forest are better at providing clean water, carbon storage and wildlife habitat

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Aerial shot of a forest garden

Environment

Seeing the garden through the trees: The Indigenous forest gardens of coastal B.C.

The discovery of the 150-year-old Ts’msyen and Coast Salish garden sites — and their still-booming biodiversity — could provide fresh inspiration for both land management and food security solutions

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Environment

Most of Great Bear Rainforest now protected from logging

The vast majority of B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest is now permanently off-limits to industrial logging, thanks to a landmark agreement that effectively ends decades of fighting

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Environment

Lightning storms predicted to spark more fires in North American boreal forests

Future ignitions may increase carbon emissions and accelerate the boreal forest’s northern expansion 

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Diana Beresford-Kroeger in her new tree documentary Call of the Forest

Environment

New documentary ‘Call of the Forest’ will change how you think about trees

World-renowned tree expert and author Diana Beresford-Kroeger's film crosses continents and disciplines to show how trees sustain all life on Earth

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Environment

Boreal wildfires heating up in Yukon Flats

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Environment

The health of the Fraser River

Follow the team of specialists diagnosing the ills of British Columbia’s Fraser River

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Environment

The further the flight, the stronger the signal: How mountain pine beetles are destroying Canada’s forests

Since the 1990s, mountain pine beetles have invaded more than 18 million hectares of forest in Western Canada. Researchers now have a better understanding of how this is done. 

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Environment

Carbon crusaders

Protecting and restoring Canada’s forests and wetlands may be a great long-term way to mitigate the changing climate

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Environment

B.C.’s forestry future

It’s saplings vs. climate change, ‘Survivor’ style

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Environment

Using nature as medicine

Some are finding ways to heal through forest therapy

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Environment

Photos: How climate change is transforming Canada

From floods to fires, drought to coastal erosion, climate change is already having an impact on Canada's communities, landscapes and wildlife

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Environment

“We did this:” Is there a way out of our intertwined climate and biodiversity crises?

As the impacts of global warming become increasingly evident, the connections to biodiversity loss are hard to ignore. Can this fall’s two key international climate conferences point us to a nature-positive future?

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Environment

Sustainable forestry award winner meets a prince

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Limnocorrals intalled in ELA Lake 260 for the BOREAL study.

Environment

Why we spilled oil for science

As the federal government considers the fate of proposed pipelines, a unique science experiment aims to understand the consequences of an oil spill in a freshwater lake

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Environment

Study warns more forest fires likely in western Canada, U.S.

On May 1, 2016 a wildfire began southwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta. One year later, researchers predict that wildfires are only going to become more common.

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Sea lion swimming among a kelp forest

Environment

Kelp: The sustainable superfood coming soon to a plate near you

Kelp’s potential as a commercial crop is finally being recognized — and, as kelp forests vanish worldwide, so is its importance in coastal ecosystems 

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Environment

Fun facts to celebrate International Day of Forests

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Environment

How artificial intelligence could help predict major forest fires

Researchers at the University of Alberta have trained a "self-organizing map" to identify high-risk days for fires 

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Researchers from the international PoLAR-FIT team are revealing a four-million-year-old forest beautifully preserved in permafrost and peat on Nunavut’s Ellesmere Island

Environment

Uncovering Pliocene landscapes in Canada’s High Arctic

Researchers from the international PoLAR-FIT team are revealing a four-million-year-old forest beautifully preserved in permafrost and peat on Nunavut’s Ellesmere Island

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Environment

A wildfire expert on the nuances of wildfire fighting

Fire detection, forecasting, management — and how decisions are made

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Environment

Throwback Thursday: Canada’s ‘tropical’ Arctic

Revisiting a groundbreaking discovery on Canada's northernmost island

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Environment

Museum of Nature gardens bring Canada’s biodiversity to Ottawa

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A controlled burn between Hay River and Yellowknife, NWT in July 2014

Environment

Report highlights ‘catastrophic’ loss of wilderness around the globe

Fragmented biomes threaten efforts to combat climate change, warns new study

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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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Diana Beresford-Kroeger To Speak for the Trees

Environment

To Speak for the Trees

An exclusive excerpt from botanist Diana Beresford-Kroeger’s new book about how forests can not only heal us but save the planet

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Environment

Harnessing the power of nature to fight climate change

When it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, habitats themselves can be critical allies

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Environment

Q&A with Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall sits with John Geiger, CEO of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, to talk about her global efforts to protect the great apes, the environment and the human community.

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Environment

Warming water is killing Nova Scotia’s kelp forests

How climate change is destroying some of Canada's most important underwater ecosystems

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Environment

Genetics affecting trees

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Ocean Bridge participants in Haida Gwaii

Environment

Ocean Bridge Diaries: Danielle Moore

The plastic problem on Haida Gwaii felt like witnessing a second wave of colonization

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Aerial view of Ontario patchwork farmland

Environment

The endangered species hiding in plain sight

Hundreds of Canada’s species at risk are plants, and most of them live where we do

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People & Culture

In Praise of Retreat: Finding Sanctuary in the Modern World

An utterly engaging dive into our modern ways of retreat — where we go, why we’re drawn, and how it’s urgent

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Louie Kamookak stands with the students and elders participating in the 2015 Malerualik Expedition

People & Culture

10 RCGS updates from September

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People & Culture

Giant floor map heads to Vancouver for leadership summit

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People & Culture

Representing Canada’s geography on the new $5 bill

With eight names on the slate for the new bill, what geographical features should make the shortlist?

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People & Culture

Fighting floods and fires while a pandemic rages on

While planning for seasonal disasters at the same time as a pandemic is tricky, lessons can be applied from one to the other 

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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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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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Bald eagle, nest, environment, science, scientist, Besnard Lake, Saskatchewan, Jon Gerrard, Elston Dzus

Wildlife

This 50-year study revolutionizes our understanding of bald eagles

Jon Gerrard and Elston Dzus lead a now 50-year study of a thriving population of bald eagles in northern boreal Saskatchewan. Here they talk about the longevity of the research, key discoveries, the challenges of climbing trees and more.

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Wildlife

National Bird Project: Making a case for the ‘underbird’

Does a bird need to be famous to hold the title of Canada’s National Bird? Jody Allair thinks not.

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A gray jay in Western Canada's mountain forests

Wildlife

Meet our national bird: the gray jay

After two years, nearly 50,000 votes and thousands of public and expert comments, the Canadian Geographic National Bird Project concludes. Meet our newest national emblem.

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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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Timber wolves in captivity

Wildlife

The big bad wolf?

Exploring our love-hate relationship with the wolf

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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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Astronauts on the International Space Station have a side view of the aurora borealis

Travel

Fun aurora borealis facts

Brush up on your aurora borealis trivia

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Travel

Real Canadian places that resemble Star Wars planets

Canada has just as much geographic diversity as a galaxy far, far away.

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Author John Zada in the Great Bear Rainforest as he floats down the Bella Coola River with James Hans of the Nuxalk First Nation.

Travel

Searching for Sasquatch, finding ourselves

In a new book, journalist John Zada explores the evidence for Bigfoot and why we want to believe in the unexplained

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Johnston Canyon hike

Travel

Ten best hikes in Alberta

Best places in Alberta to take a hike

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Travel

Camping gear test in California’s temperate rainforest

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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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The War of 1812 giant floor encourages students to interact with history

Kids

Giant floor maps put students on the map

Canadian Geographic Education’s series of giant floor maps gives students a colossal dose of cartography and is a powerful teaching tool

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