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A person in a beekeeping suit takes a honey sample from a hive box in an urban garden

Environment

How honeybees can help track pollution in cities

A study of honey from urban hives reveals much about Vancouver’s pollutants, past and present 

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People & Culture

Vancouver

People & Culture

Are you a Millennial? Consider living in one of these four Canadian cities

Vancouver ranked 10th in a list of the 100 of the best cities for young people to live in worldwide

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People & Culture

The changing face of Canada’s first suburbs

The once-ideal big leafy yard faces off against housing density as Canada’s first suburbs evolve

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Poppies in Cobourg, Ont

People & Culture

Cobourg, Ont. resident campaigns for 100 cities to plant poppies

Poppies planted in Canadian cities to mark the centenary of the First World War

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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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Toronto eastern waterfront

People & Culture

A look at Google’s smart city

Urbanist Robin Mazumder reviews Quayside, the new ‘smart’ neighbourhood on Toronto’s eastern waterfront

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Architect Julian Smith

People & Culture

An interview with architect Julian Smith

The Canadian architect and conservator talks sustainable cities, cultural heritage and why the world is looking to Canada to lead

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Illustration of Peter Mansbridge and the Northwest Passage

People & Culture

Our Country: Peter Mansbridge on his love for the North

The retired news anchor recalls the emotions he felt while sailing through the Northwest Passage

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Sylvia Maracle at the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres main office in Toronto

People & Culture

Interview: Celebrating 50 years of the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres

Sylvia Maracle, executive director of the federation, discusses the organization’s past successes and challenging future ahead

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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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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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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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peatlands of the Hudson Bay Lowlands

Environment

Key Biodiversity Areas bring conservation close to home

One of the most complex challenges for nature conservation comes from a simple question: what must we save?

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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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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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Environment

The bike factor

How bikeable is your neighbourhood? There may soon be an index for that.

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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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Three hikers stand with arms around each other looking at a waterfall

Environment

We need the wild — and it needs us

The author, conservationist and nature-deficit expert Richard Louv on the importance of connecting with the natural world

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Environment

Ultimate Quiz – Weather Edition

From rain to snow, from high temperatures to low, 50 questions to test your weather wits

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Photo: Tony Webster/Wikimedia Commons

Environment

Global air pollution on the rise, reports WHO

Overall, the world's urban air is getting dirtier. But Canada's city skies are among the cleanest in terms of particular matter

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Environment

How sea level rise could change the world

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Environment

Canadian Parks Summit makes history

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Environment

Nature vs. Disaster

Why preserving the natural eco-system may help lessen the impact of severe storms

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The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability at UBC

Environment

Canada’s greenest prof

Vancouver might just be home to the greenest building in the world. Meet the geography professor who brought it to life.

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Environment

10 surprising facts about Canadian weather

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Mont Royal Park Montreal

Environment

Urban parks unite! Parks in Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto set to join forces

The first-of-its-kind partnership will bolster city parks at a time when Canadians need them most

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The Crystal Man

People & Culture

A timeline of Cirque du Soleil

From small troupe in Quebec to worldwide sensation

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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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Gina Rae La Cerva wild meat trail DRC

People & Culture

Reclaiming our relationship with wild foods

In her new book Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food, geographer and anthropologist Gina Rae La Cerva explores the loss of biodiversity and connection to nature that has resulted from the commercialization of food

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People & Culture

Q&A with Jeff Westeinde on Ottawa’s Zibi project

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People & Culture

Geography Gifts 101

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People & Culture

2013 Massey Medal winner: David Ley

For outstanding career achievement in the exploration, development or description of the geography of Canada

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People & Culture

Free ‘bike library’ aims to make cycling more accessible

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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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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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moose alberta population app

Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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Wildlife

Controversial bear hunt

Proposed spring bear hunt divides activities and hunters

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Red fox napping on car

Wildlife

Foxes are self-domesticating in the U.K, so why not Canada?

As foxes move from the forest to the city, they show more doglike traits and appear to be naturally self-domesticating in the U.K. — but the same isn’t happening here at home

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Wildlife

More people, more animal encounters mean more human-wildlife conflicts

Conflicts with wildlife in Canada continues to be an issue, but there are ways to keep yourself and wildlife safe

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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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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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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

Tracking the Greenland shark’s Arctic movements

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A huge wooden hexagonal pavilion rises above one of the many sculptures set up on the grounds of Montreal's Expo 67

History

Throwback Thursday: How the world met Montreal

Expo 67 was Montreal’s debut as a world-class metropolis, and was easily one of Canada’s brightest moments on the world stage in its then 100-year history.

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History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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Ottawa, deep mapping, gentrification, city

Mapping

Researchers are using AI to track gentrification across Ottawa

Thanks to machine learning, researchers have been able to monitor and map gentrification across the nation’s capital 

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Mapping

Mapping the most expensive places to live in Canada

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Mapping

Interactive map shows global air pollution in realtime

'World Air Map' shows us exactly what we're breathing in at any given moment in major cities around the world.

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Mapping

Interactive map of Quebec City will take public through history

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Mapping

Our five favourite features in the new Apple Maps

iPhone and Mac users across Canada will notice drastic changes to Apple Maps following a massive update pushed to devices yesterday

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Mapping

Video of the week: The history of urbanization in under four minutes

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Mapping

Mapping 40 years of Canadian urban expansion

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Mapping

Map: Nearly half the world’s population lives in one per cent of its surface area

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Mapping

Why satellite imagery makes maps worse

Chris Brackley explores four map backgrounds and makes the cartographic case for why satellite imagery isn’t as useful in mapmaking as you may think it is.

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Mapping

The geography of the NHL realignment

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Mapping

Seismic trackers record 50 per cent drop in noise during COVID-19

Scientists are calling it the 'anthropause'

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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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