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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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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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People & Culture

Catherine McKenna on diversity in politics, internet trolls, and cold-water swimming

Episode 28

A century after the first woman was elected to the Canadian Parliament, one of the most prominent figures in present-day politics shares her thoughts on how to amplify diverse voices in the Commons

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Dalee Sambo Dorough speaks at the Inuit Circumpolar Council’s General Assembly

People & Culture

Interview: Dalee Sambo Dorough of the Inuit Circumpolar Council

The Inuit Circumpolar Council’s chair on how Inuit are speaking up about climate change with a global voice

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People & Culture

Renaming places: how Canada is reexamining the map

The history behind the Dundas name change and how Canadians are reckoning with place name changes across the country — from streets to provinces

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People & Culture

New Arctic festival to ease food insecurity and climate change

New festival to increase awareness about climate change in the north while simultaneously raising money to help local food insecurity.

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Mapping Canada’s climate future

The Climate Atlas of Canada shows users what trends to expect in their communities as a result of climate change

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Mapping

Mapping Canadian opinions on climate change

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Mapping

From air pollution to wildlife sightings: How COVID-19 is changing our world

The pandemic has already had a dramatic impact on the economy and environment, and may even offer clues as to how to more effectively address climate change

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Mapping

Climate change disproportionately affects the Arctic

The Arctic has generally experienced temperature increases of 4 to 6 C compared to the global average of 1 C.

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Mapping

Map shows climate change is greening the Arctic

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Environment

How climate change fits into Calgary’s record flood

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Wildlife

Walking away from the wild side

In a new book, Max Foran denounces Canada's failures in protecting its wildlife from human exploitation

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Kids

Hearts in the Ice: Weather and Climate

From sea ice to ocean currents, Svalbard has a unique yet fragile environment that may look very different as climate change shifts weather patterns

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Glacier on Svalbard, Norway

Kids

Hearts in the Ice: Citizen Science

From phytoplankton to drones, citizen science in the remote Svalbard wilderness is contributing to research around the world

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Environment

Space invasion: Is it too late to save the Great Lakes?

How a cocktail of invasive species and global change is altering the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River ecosystem

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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

Climate change might help Quebec vineyards, say researchers

A new study predicts warmer temperatures could diversify the province's grapes, but many Quebec vintners are skeptical

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Environment

Emily Choy on climate change in the Arctic

Episode 27

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s newest Explorer-in-Residence shares insights from her summers studying murres in the High Arctic — a region she calls an “early warning system” for climate change

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Jocelyn Joe-Strack, a geographer and scientist from the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations

Environment

Interview: Lessons from Indigenous Peoples on climate change

Jocelyn Joe-Strack, a scientist and geographer from the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, is embarking on a tour of Canadian embassies in Europe to share Indigenous perspectives on climate change

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Environment

How sea level rise could change the world

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Environment and Climate Change minister Catherine McKenna

Environment

Exclusive interview: Catherine McKenna on the science, community and value of parks

The Environment and Climate Change minister shares insights from her recent tour of Labrador's Nunatsiavut region and Torngat Mountains National Park

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Environment

B.C.’s forestry future

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

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Environment

The climate change connection to the west’s devastating fire season

Why are conditions so favourable for wildfires this year?

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Environment

Protest marches planned for Earth Day in defence of science-based policy

In the United States, the Trump administration has signaled its intention to ignore the scientific consensus on climate change, sparking a new protest movement 

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Environment

Fighting climate change with science

Some scientists believe geo-engineering could be the answer to climate change. Here are six ideas.

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Newfoundland, Leach’s storm-petrels, climate change

Environment

New research on Newfoundland seabirds is a window into thousands of years of change

The study of the province’s largest Leach’s storm-petrel colony could also help answer questions about modern climate change

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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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Future farming frontiers, agriculture, climate change

Environment

Canada could gain 4.2 million square kilometres of agricultural land as a result of climate change

Global agricultural landmass could increase by one-third within the next century, with boreal Canada and Russia set to gain the most arable ground. But what might the environmental and social consquences be?

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Environment

Oceans can be restored in the next 30 years, scientists say

Study outlines five actions to boost ocean productivity and biodiversity by 2050

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Environment

The power we have to renew a world in peril

In an exclusive excperpt from his new book Commanding Hope, Thomas Homer-Dixon highlights four key stresses that inhibit society's collective sense of a promising future for our planet

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2019 Ocean Bridge youth on Lake Superior

Environment

Ocean Bridge Diaries: Talen Rimmer

On the shores of Lake Superior, I found solace in how close our country can become when we all share food together

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Environment

2019 was the warmest year on record for the world’s oceans. What does that mean for Canada?

Acidification, disruptions to food webs among the biggest concerns for ocean scientists

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Environment

Modelling threats to caribou in Ontario’s Ring of Fire

As interest in Ontario’s mineral-rich Ring of Fire region grows, caribou face threats on multiple fronts. New research could help chart a path to their conservation.

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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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Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada

Environment

Outdoor photography exhibit calls attention to impacts of climate change

“Through these very powerful images, we can see the impact of climate change and see how Canada is part of the solution,” said Catherine McKenna

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

‘Historic decision’ as Ontario courts rule lawsuit against provincial government can proceed

Seven Ontario youth are suing the Ontario government for infringing on their rights to a safe environment

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John Smol is one of the world’s leading Arctic researchers

People & Culture

The change makers: John Smol

The winner of the 2013 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research — the culmination of a career in biology that speaks for itself

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People & Culture

Canadian NGO leader Nicole Rycoft on her Climate Breakthrough Award

The founder of Canopy speaks about winning this prestigious award

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Science & Tech

Lobster larvae show effects of climate change

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History

Frozen in time: The remarkable legacy of Mary Vaux, amateur glaciologist

Mary Vaux’s groundbreaking 19th-century study of B.C.’s Illecillewaet Glacier created an invaluable record of the glacier’s recession

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Wildlife

Amphibians threatened by non-native fish and climate change

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Wildlife

Is climate change threatening B.C.’s sockeye salmon?

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Wildlife

Wolverine habitat suffering from climate change, judge rules

Wolverines are undeniably affected by climate change and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service should move to protect it under the Endangered Species Act as soon as possible, an American judge has ruled

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Wildlife

Into the wintry kingdom of the Canada lynx

In the boreal forest, where secretive lynx depend on the snowshoe hare to survive, climate change threatens to upset this longstanding predator-prey relationship

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Wildlife

Qamanirjuaq caribou are adapting to earlier spring, but that might not stop their decline

A key barren-ground caribou herd is adapting to changes in food availability caused by climate change, says new research from the University of Alberta

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Study finds that the tongue of one bee species, the Bombus balteatus, has shrunk. (Photo: D. Sikes/Wikimedia Commons)

Wildlife

Climate change sees bee tongues shrink

The length of the tongues of two species of alpine bees found in Colorado got 24 per cent shorter over the last 40 years

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Two female adventurers prepare to overwinter in Svalbard

Science & Tech

Q&A: Why two female adventurers are preparing to overwinter in Svalbard, Norway

Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Fålun Strøm share details of their “Hearts in the Ice” project and why they want to inject hope into the conversation about climate change 

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Volcanologists Steve Quane and Alex Wilson get ready to launch a drone to survey a volcanic dam

Science & Tech

What British Columbia’s volcanoes can tell us about climate change past and present

University of British Columbia PhD student Alex Wilson is studying the Garibaldi Volcanic Belt for clues to past climatic shifts

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Exploration

All-Canadian team completes successful expedition to the top of Canada

After being postponed a year due to COVID-19, the Mount Logan Ice Expedition made a successful summit of Canada’s highest peak.

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Mapping

World Under Water tool visualizes your home after climate change

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Science & Tech

Seven climate heroes awarded $50,000

Canadian Geographic and Shell have awarded six groups of 18-35 year old climate change heroes $50,000 each for their innovative work on viable solutions to climate change.

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Science & Tech

Climate change may reduce seafloor life

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Science & Tech

Des changements dans la glace de mer changent la vie dans le Nord

Des chasseurs inuits et des scientifiques collaborent pour consigner de récents changements alarmants dans la glace de mer dans la baie d’Hudson

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Science & Tech

6 weird ways to combat climate change

 These less-than-conventional methods might be the future front lines of fighting climate change

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Science & Tech

Interview: Science Minister Kirsty Duncan on the future of Arctic research

On her first official visit to the Arctic as Science Minister, Kirsty Duncan drove home the importance of climate research, incorporating traditional knowledge, and funding for innovation and research

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Science & Tech

How an inventive Canadian experiment is exploring the possible effects of climate change in the Arctic

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Bamsebu cabin in Svalbard, Norway

Science & Tech

Q&A: How isolation in the remote High Arctic can have valuable lessons for our changing world

Adventurers Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Fålun Strøm, founders of Hearts in the Ice, return to Svalbard, Norway, for a second overwintering to build on their citizen science work

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Science & Tech

High Arctic glacier researcher works to help predict the impacts of climate change

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