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Halifax Harbour after explosion of December 6, 1917

History

The disaster that reshaped a city

100 years after the Halifax Explosion, the city retains traces of its pre-war life

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Science & Tech

Environment

A still shot from the Fort McMurray International Airport webcam showing explosive development of the fire near the city on the afternoon of May 4th.

Environment

Why the Fort McMurray wildfire was a disaster waiting to happen

Fire behaviour experts who have been monitoring conditions in Alberta say it was only a matter of time before a life-threatening situation developed

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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

Wet facts and photos on floods

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Flooding in Calgary, 2013

Environment

Study finds majority of Canadians who live in high-risk flood zones don’t know it

University of Waterloo researchers want to see Canada develop a national flood risk strategy 

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The articulated tugboat Nathan E. Stewart aground off B.C.'s north coast in October 2016

Environment

Fighting for their coastline

As ship traffic increases off the coast of British Columbia, so will accidents. The Heiltsuk Nation intends to be ready.

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Exploration

climate change

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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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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Prince Leopold Island migratory bird sanctuary, nunavut, sea ice, Arctic

Environment

It’s time to listen to the Inuit on climate change

Because temperatures in the Arctic are rising faster than anywhere else in the world, we must look to the experiences of Inuit as a harbinger of what is to come — and seek their guidance on how to live sustainably

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A polar bear wades in the Arctic as snow falls

Wildlife

Canada must step up action to conserve polar bears: report

New report from the WWF calls for increased international cooperation on polar bear conservation

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Cape Town cityscape

Environment

What can other cities learn about water shortages from ‘Day Zero?’

Cape Town narrowly avoided ‘Day Zero,’ but that doesn’t mean the city is resilient to future water shortages 

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Articles

Wildlife

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

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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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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Mapping

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Fur traders in Canada, trading with Indians (1777)

History

Five companies that dominated the Canadian fur trade

Hooked on new TV show Frontier? Here are the real-life titans of Canada's first industry.

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History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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History

How Inuit testimony affected the search for Sir John Franklin

At the RCGS's spring lecture on April 12, Dave Woodman and four other experts will talk about the use of Inuit traditional knowledge in locating Erebus

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Map: Canadian Geographic Archives

History

Throwback Thursday: Canadian airmen on the map

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History

Scientists look to past earthquake to prepare for the next ‘Big One’

When the 'Big One' does occur, we will have little advance warning — but we will know what to expect.

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Science & Tech

Tracking the Greenland shark’s Arctic movements

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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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Hydro map

Science & Tech

Climate change and hydro power

What does the future of hydroelectricity look like in Canada?

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Science & Tech

How economics, the environment and innovation may lead to a return to the airship, particularly for cargo transportation in the Canadian Arctic

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Science & Tech

Could amphibious buildings be part of the solution for flood-prone James Bay communities?

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The Douglas Coupland-designed V-Pole is an eye-pleasing, multipurpose, energy-efficient utility pole

Science & Tech

Futuristic utility poles

Even Vancouver can’t wrap its head around Douglas Coupland’s latest concept

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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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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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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

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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Map: Chris Brackley/Canadian Geographic

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

Half of Canadians consider water most important resource: study

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Tracks of every hurricane or tropical system that has made landfall in Canada since 1866. Storms of significance are outlined in black

Environment

Map: Every Canadian hurricane landfall since 1866

Experts predict a busier than normal hurricane season for 2016

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A display at the Ontario Science Centre's 2016-17 exhibit, Wild Weather

Environment

New Toronto exhibit explores the wilder side of weather

The Ontario Science Centre's Wild Weather exhibit tackles Canadians' favourite watercooler subject

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Environment

How climate change fits into Calgary’s record flood

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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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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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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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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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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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People & Culture

How Ottawa’s Zibi project is revolutionizing sustainable urban development

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People & Culture

Alex Trebek named Honorary President of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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People & Culture

Christopher Ondaatje on David Attenborough

The decorated author and explorer tells stories about the life and character of Britain's legendary broadcaster and naturalist

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Collapse of a garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh

People & Culture

The high cost of cheap clothes

Four years after the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory killed more than 1,000 people in Bangladesh, a Dhaka-based think tank continues to push for wholesale changes to one of the country’s most important industries

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People & Culture

Q&A: Tom Hawthorn on 1967, the year we went crazy for Canada

The author of a new book, The Year Canadians Lost Their Minds and Found Their Country, discusses the lasting impact of Canada's Centennial year

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Part of the World Press Photo 14 exhibition

People & Culture

World Press Photo 14 exhibition opens today at the Canadian War Museum

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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

Canadian documentary explores worrisome disappearance of songbirds

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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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Wildlife

Mapping the red knot’s migration stopovers

Protecting the red knot on its journey across two continents depends on knowing where the shorebird stops along the way

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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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Kids

Meet the 2015 Canadian Geographic Challenge participants

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Wildlife

Ocean Wise works to save commercial fishing and ocean species with sustainable seafood

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