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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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Duo Lakes near the Snake River in the Peel watershed area in Yukon.

Environment

In the Supreme Court’s Peel watershed decision, signs of hope for a new land power paradigm

To many, the Yukon appears to be the vanguard of a growing Indigenous land power movement in Canada centred mostly in the North

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Wildlife

How citizen scientists solved a migration mystery

No one knew golden eagles in the Yukon and Alaska migrated along the Rockies’ front ranges, until an avid birder noticed something strange

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A humpback whale breaches off the Gaspé peninsula

Wildlife

How photos and videos are changing whale research across Canada

To save whales, we first have to understand them. Here are three Canadian projects aimed at doing just that.

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Environment

Severn Cullis-Suzuki on a path forward for the environment

Episode 34

The new executive director of the David Suzuki Foundation discusses her viral moment as a young environmental activist and the link between language and stewardship of the land

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Environment

Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

Environment

“There’s no coming back from this:” Why the global ocean crisis threatens us all

Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

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Fish swim in the light of a scuba diver

Environment

Moonless Oasis: new documentary illuminates the world of B.C.’s glass sponges

A conversation with filmmakers on how they captured this unique ecosystem, on screen.

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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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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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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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whales

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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Articles

Beluga whales in Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba. (Photo: Ansgar Walk/Wikimedia Commons)

Wildlife

Drones used to monitor N.W.T. belugas

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People & Culture

Yannick Bisson illustration by Micaela Blondin

People & Culture

“Murdoch Mysteries” star Yannick Bisson shares his favourite place in Canada

How a magical spot in Ontario’s Kawartha region captured the CBC star’s heart

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Filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril on the sea ice in Pangnirtung, Nunavut

People & Culture

An ‘Angry Inuk’ defends the seal hunt, again

Award-winning documentary will have its Canadian TV premiere on CBC this weekend

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People & Culture

How Marie Wilson will mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Episode 22

For the former Commissioner of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30 is akin to Remembrance Day

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National Arts Centre setup

People & Culture

Eight awesome things that happened at the 2018 RCGS Fellows Dinner

Remembering Louie Kamookak, a new Explorer-in-Residence and other highlights from the 89th Annual College of Fellows Dinner

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A group from the Selkirk First Nation catches a salmon in a net.

People & Culture

Five potential solutions to food insecurity in Canada’s North

Here are a few of the ways community-led projects, government programs and other organizations are helping to feed northern populations

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Wildlife

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Exploration

James Raffan

Episode 7

Explorer and “canoe evangelist” James Raffan reflects on the symbolic importance of the canoe to Canada and his most recent expedition in the Marshall Islands 

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Wildlife

Grizzly population doubles in part of Alberta

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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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Wildlife

Is this the year we see a baby narluga?

Plus: good news for Roosevelt elk, a new look for Alberta bison, a genetic disposition to wander for caribou and a big wildlife boost for southern Ontario

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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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First Nations protest fracking on Parliament Hill

Environment

Inside the fight for “green rights” in Canada and around the world

Other countries recognize that a healthy environment is a basic human right. A new documentary argues it's time Canada did the same.

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Gilles Gagnier, publisher of Canadian Geographic, at the RCGS Fellows Dinner

People & Culture

10 awesome things that happened at the 2016 RCGS Fellows Dinner

Celebrating new partnerships, milestone anniversaries and a bird for Canadians on geography's biggest night

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Exploration

Earthquakes strand climber near summit of Mount Logan

Natalia Martinez, an RCGS expedition grant recipient, is currently awaiting rescue from Canada's highest mountain

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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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Environment

Inuit to discuss how to save the North Water Polynya

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Photo courtesy Howard Falcon-Lang

Environment

Oldest known pine tree fossils discovered in Nova Scotia

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funnel cloud in windsor

Environment

Video of the week: funnel cloud forms in Windsor, Ont.

Watch a tornado touch down

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Penny Oleksiak hugs Simone Manuel

People & Culture

Video of the Week: Penny Oleksiak wins Olympic gold

The young swimmer has inspired legions of fans with her performance in Rio

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Sea lampreys

Wildlife

Sea lampreys in Lake Superior to be targeted hard this summer

The Great Lakes Fisheries Commission and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service are working hard to reduce the number of invasive sea lampreys in Lake Superior

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Wildlife

Review of Spirit Bear Family documentary

“In these dark, ancient forests, lives a creature of legend.” Thus begins a new wildlife documentary about the elusive Kermode bear.

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Wildlife

Excerpt from The Canada Jay as the National Bird of Canada

Editor-in-chief and associate publisher Aaron Kylie contributed this chapter to a compilation book about the Canada Jay

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Wildlife

Tests confirm unusual Atlantic salmon catch off Baffin Island

Warmer temperatures in the Arctic are making the area more hospitable for unfamiliar marine life, researchers believe

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Wildlife

Research looks into whether grizzlies are tool savvy

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People & Culture

Remembering Selma Barkham, who revealed the history of Basque whaling in Canada

The historian and geographer filled in “a great gap” in Canadian history, from the time of Cartier to the arrival of Champlain

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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People & Culture

Alex Trebek named Honorary President of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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Rocks at Mistaken Point, Nfld. containing some of the oldest fossils in the world

People & Culture

Newfoundland’s Mistaken Point named UNESCO World Heritage Site

Mistaken Point, an important fossil repository, has become Canada's newest UNESCO World Heritage Site and the fourth in Newfoundland and Labrador

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tagged Bear 122 in Banff

Wildlife

Wildlife photographers banned from using radio receivers to find animals

Parks Canada announces $25,000 fines for tracking collared wildlife in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks

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national bird finalists

People & Culture

Canada votes for a national bird

Thanks to everyone who cast their vote in Canadian Geographic's National Bird Project!

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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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Wildlife

Video of the Week: Vancouver kayaker has close encounter with whale

A Vancouver man will have a whale of a tale to tell his friends in years to come

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Chris Hadfield performs a song he co-wrote with Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies

People & Culture

Music from on high

Canada’s favourite astronaut, Chris Hadfield, connects space and Earth with music

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