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Tribes from US & Canada sign treaty to restore bison to Great Plains

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A pair of whooping cranes in Wood Buffalo National Park

Wildlife

Photographing whooping cranes in Wood Buffalo with Roberta Bondar

A new project by the Roberta Bondar Foundation aims to raise awareness of dangers to migratory birds

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Salt plains in Wood Buffalo National Park

Travel

Salt plains and sky preserves of Wood Buffalo National Park

A wonder for the eye at any time of day

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whooping crane twins and their parents

Wildlife

Wood Buffalo National Park reports record number of whooping crane fledglings

Conservation managers at the park reported 63 new fledglings of the endangered bird this year

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Bison

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

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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Ederney Gonzales, one of the people who discovered Red Rockette

Wildlife

Tracking sea turtles

International grassroots organizations unite over turtle conservation

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The Savour Cowichan Festival

Vancouver Island’s food and wine renaissance

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Travel

Festival side-trips

Ten festivals down the road from Canada’s UNESCO World Heritage sites

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Travel

The spell of the Yukon 

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

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Travel

Met Con Blue, Sir!

Bring it … and leave it all on the mountain

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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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Science & Tech

Nigel Hussey prepares to tag a Greenland shark in Scott Inlet in 2013. (Photo courtesy of Steven Fields)

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Following Greenland Sharks in Canada’s Arctic

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National parks beginning to reopen across the country

Not all, but many of Canada's national parks will reopen to some extent on June 1

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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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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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Roberta Bondar with camera on Banks Island

People & Culture

Roberta Bondar made Companion of Order of Canada

The highest level within the Order of Canada recognizes national pre-eminence or achievement 

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Laurie Sarkadi Voice in the Wild

People & Culture

Living off-grid in Canada’s North

In her memoir, Voice in the Wild, journalist Laurie Sarkadi shares stories from her nearly 30 years living off-grid in the Subarctic, with wolves, bears and caribou as her neighbours

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People & Culture

“This is where our heart is”

Earlier this year, an Alberta Métis community became the first to purchase their territory from the province. Here’s what it means for their future. 

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monarch butterflies covers the forest floor of El Rosario Butterfly Sanctuary in Michoacán Mexico

People & Culture

15 incredible images from the 2017 World Press Photo Contest

Three Canadian photojournalists among those honoured for visual storytelling 

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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

Photography stamps released from Canada Post

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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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History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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History

Throwback Thursday: The day Niagara Falls ran dry

Sometime around midnight on March 30, 1848, the Niagara River 'ran dry from lake to lake.'

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History

Cancelled but not forgotten: The 50th anniversary of the Arctic Winter Games

Games were started in 1970 to give northern athletes more opportunities for training and competition

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History

Annulés, mais pas oubliés : les Jeux d’hiver de l’Arctique célèbrent leur 50e anniversaire!

L’année 1970 marquait la naissance des Jeux, créés pour donner aux athlètes nordiques plus d’occasions de s’entraîner et de participer à des compétitions

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History

A different sort of history: Painting Alberta’s First Nations

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Kids

Animal Facts: Beaver

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Baby polar bear

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: baby tigers, scuba lizards and a new Big Five

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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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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Mass of floating seaweed with bits of plastic stuck in it, in the ocean

Environment

How companies and communities are fighting the problem of plastic pollution

Fast food chains, municipalities and even Ikea have recently pledged to phase out single-use plastics 

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Maclear & Co.'s Railway Map of Canada West

Mapping

Vintage railway maps from Library and Archives Canada’s collection

Early maps of the railways that shaped our country 

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Travel

Gear review: The Red Leaf Collection by Atlantic Luggage

Show your Canadian pride when you travel abroad with a new series of hardshell suitcases from Atlantic Luggage 

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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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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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Bison to return to Banff National Park

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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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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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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Wildlife

Five fascinating facts about beavers

Love them, hate them or love to hate them, this industrious animal takes the spotlight on April 7 for International Beaver Day

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Photo: Benson Kua/Wikimedia Commons

Wildlife

Giant goldfish worry Alberta authorities

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Although its numbers were perilously low 70 year ago, the whooping crane has bounced back

Wildlife

Resurgence of the whooping crane

From a low of just 14 migratory birds, the whooping crane is on the rise

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Wildlife

U.S. military sites proposed as whooping crane rest stops

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Two tunnel workers climb through the cutter head on May 13, 2011, to celebrate the safe completion of mining the 10.2 kilometre Niagara Tunnel

Science & Tech

New energy in Niagara

How a giant hole will help Ontario’s shift away from fossil fuels

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Exploration

Vulnerable Sprague’s pipit spotted on Roberta Bondar avian migration expedition

Since 1966, the number of Sprague’s pipits in the wild has declined by almost 80 per cent

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Travel

How to best enjoy Jasper National Park’s dark sky

Nine ways to get the most out of stargazing in the 11,000 square kilometer dark sky preserve

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Travel

Can Geo’s Hiking Gear Top 10: Every where is walking distance, if you have the time

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Travel

Baby it’s cold outside: Staying warm while standing still, football in January edition

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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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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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Environment

Discover Canada through Roberta Bondar’s camera lens

The former astronaut also happens to be an amazing photographer, and is using her talents to raise interest in Canada's wild spaces

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Environment

Ice, ice baby

We rely on ice for a lot more than just a cold drink — here’s some of the latest news on frozen water

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Environment

Wet facts and photos on floods

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Environment

Pimachiowin Aki faces challenges in World Heritage Site bid

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