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

Science & Tech

Following Greenland Sharks in Canada’s Arctic

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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 focus of North America’s first natural resource stampede, beaver pelts attracted legions of traders

Wildlife

Rethinking the beaver

Has there ever been a national symbol more loathed or misunderstood? Has there ever been a more important time for the beaver to flourish?

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climate change landscapes across canada

Environment

Photos: How climate change is transforming Canada

From floods to fires, drought to coastal erosion, climate change is already having an impact on Canada's communities, landscapes and wildlife

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Wildlife

moose alberta population app

Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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Articles

Travel

Science & Tech

RADARSAT constellation mission satellite at MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates

Science & Tech

Canadian Space Agency launches long-awaited satellite mission

The RADARSAT Constellation Mission will capture detailed images of Canada’s landmass, helping researchers track everything from drought to the impacts of climate change in the Arctic

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Coral bleaching at Heron Island in the Great Barrier Reef, February 2016

Environment

Study finds marine heatwaves are becoming more frequent and intense

New Canadian research suggests marine ecosystems are quite literally in hot water as the global climate warms

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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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A scuba diver at a shipwreck in Fathom Five National Marine Sanctuary

Exploration

Jill Heinerth: Why I intend to dive in every province and territory in Canada this year

Canada is rich in fresh water — but with great wealth comes great responsibility 

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A pair of horned grebe chicks on a pond

Wildlife

11 species added to Canadian at-risk list

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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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An illustration of a rooftop farm

Environment

Fresh from the city: The rise of urban farming

Already gaining steam before the pandemic, interest in urban farming — and hunger for hyper-local food — has soared. A look at three Canadian takes on the urban farming phenomenon

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Wildlife

Think like a bear: learning to coexist

Human and bears sharing more landscapes now than ever before. As we continue to invade their world, will we be able to coexist?

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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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Russel Kenny taking writer Laurie Sarkadi and Gzowski for a boat ride on Great Bear Lake to check his nets for trout.

Environment

Inside the fight to protect the Arctic’s “Water Heart”

How the Sahtuto'ine Dene of Déline created the Tsá Tué Biosphere Reserve, the world's first such UNESCO site managed by an Indigenous community

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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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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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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

Field fixes

How grasslands protection and conservation agriculture can work as front-line defences against climate change

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Caving expedition in Meghalaya

Environment

We’re living in a new geological age

The start of the Meghalayan age 4,200 years ago brought about climatic shifts that toppled empires

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The North American grasslands at sunset

Environment

How cattle ranching can help preserve species at risk in Canada’s grasslands

Agriculture can play an important role in protecting and restoring critical habitat on the Prairies

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Environment

Gardening expert Mark Cullen answers your questions

On May 15 we held a Twitter Q&A with gardening expert Mark Cullen and his son Ben. Here are their answers to some of your top questions.

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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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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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Environment

LOOKOUT: Love, Solitude and Searching for Wildlife in the Boreal Forest

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Photo: Branimir Gjetvaj

Environment

The future of natural prairie pastures

The federal government’s decision to dismantle its prairie pasture reclamation program has left Saskatchewan selling off public land

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Environment

How earthquake scientists solved the mystery of the last “Big One” in the Pacific Northwest

British Columbia, Washington State and Oregon sit on a fault line that is capable of producing some of the strongest earthquakes on the planet. A new book reveals it’s not a matter of if, but when the next “Big One” will strike.

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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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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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Mapping

First global map of hidden groundwater vs. Canada’s supply

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Bison

Wildlife

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

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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A1934 ad for Soviet tourism that appeared in the Canadian Geographical Journal

History

Photos: Selling Soviet tourism to Canadians in the Great Depression

Soviet tourism ads from the 1930s portray a land of progress and plenty — but the reality proved starkly different

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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

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

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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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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A wolf stands on a rock

Wildlife

Excerpt from Takaya: The Lone Wolf

An enchanting and evocative look at the unique relationship between a solitary, island-dwelling wolf and a renowned wildlife photographer

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Wildlife

Greater sage-grouse faces grim future, say scientists

An emergency order to protect Canada’s rarest bird may come too late

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Wildlife

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative: 20 years later

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A woman stands alone looking out over an empty prairie under a cloudy blue sky

Places

Guardians of the grasslands

How conservationists and ranchers in Saskatchewan are working to slow the loss of an endangered ecosystem

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Science & Tech

The Arctic voyages of the intrepid ringed seal

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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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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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People & Culture

Building water-stress resilience in Panama

How researchers are finding better ways to manage the precious resource in a changing climate

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Dave Mossop tient dans ses bras deux bébés crécerelles

Science & Tech

The mystery of Yukon’s disappearing kestrels

There was no sign of these birds of prey in the boreal Yukon by 2007, but a long-term study is now recording small returns

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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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Science & Tech

The North Pole is shifting east

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Science & Tech

Award-winning filmmaker recalls his quest following a droplet of water

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Travel

More than just Petra

While Jordan is steeped in history and culture, its stark beauty — and the customs that help protect it — should not be missed

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Travel

Running for Water

Hope 2 Offer invites Vancouver to make a $plash

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Travel

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts

Canadian athletes at Sochi

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