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Wonder and loss: the deep ocean and its future

Though it’s the largest ecosystem on Earth, we know less about the deep ocean than the surface of the moon. As the threat of mining looms, will its fate be decided before we know enough to make such a far-reaching choice?

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Live Net Zero: Reducing household electricity consumption

From automating lightswitches to pulling the plug on non-energy efficient appliances, the Live Net Zero families embraced an electrifying challenge

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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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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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Science & Tech

Canadian Space Agency to launch new RADARSAT mission in November

The newest generation of the successful RADARSAT program will see three small satellites orbit Earth in tandem to provide detailed environmental data to Canadian researchers and government departments

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Places

Parks Canada to take ‘nature first’ approach to managing national parks

Responding to feedback from Canadians, environment minister Catherine McKenna promised a renewed focus on science and conservation for Canada's protected places

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A community’s quest to document every species on their island home

Naming leads to knowing, which leads to understanding. Residents of a small British Columbia island take to the forests and beaches to connect with their nonhuman neighbours 

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People & Culture

5 Canadian artists addressing Canada’s increasingly threatened landscapes 

A century after the Group of Seven became famous for an idealized vision of Canadian nature, contemporary artists are incorporating environmental activism into work that highlights Canada’s disappearing landscapes 

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Science & Tech

Citizen to scientist: Six apps that can help you make a difference

Whether you’re monitoring monarchs or searching for snakes, these mobile apps will allow you to become a scientist right from your backyard

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Cod Collapse Jenn Thornhill Verma

Environment

The day the cod collapsed

An exclusive excerpt from the new book Cod Collapse: The Rise and Fall of Newfoundland's Saltwater Cowboys

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Environment

My relationship with nature: It’s complicated

Experts tackle our difficult relationship with nature in panel discussions hosted by Nature Conservancy of Canada 

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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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People & Culture

Six Canadians receive grants for projects to get youth active in nature

The projects, all led by young women, range in theme from camping to climate change mitigation

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Environment

Seven iconic Canadian trees

In a nation of forests, these trees stand head and shoulders above the rest

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More than 10,000 people visit the Canada-Wide Science Fair each year.

Environment

Meet five young scientists taking on major environmental issues

These finalists in the 57th annual Canada-Wide Science Fair prove the future is in good hands

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Environment

Environmental groups unite to demand a zero-plastic waste future for Canada

In a declaration released in advance of this weekend’s G7 summit, more than 40 environmental groups have challenged Canada to achieve zero plastic waste by 2025

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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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Grand Chief Herb Norwegian of the Dehcho First Nations

Environment

Dehcho Grand Chief honoured for bold conservation approach

Herb Norwegian, Grand Chief of the Dehcho First Nations, is the recipient of this year’s Glen Davis Conservation Leadership Prize

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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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Environment

Saskatchewan’s wild boar problem

A porcine invader poses a serious risk to the province's agriculture industry and native vegetation

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Environment

Why Canada needs an Environmental Bill of Rights

What do you get the country that has it all for its 150th birthday? 

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