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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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History

L’évolution du cinéma Roseland : 75 ans après le combat de Viola Desmond contre la ségrégation

Le 8 novembre 1946, Viola Desmond est entrée dans l’histoire au cinéma Roseland. Soixante-quinze ans plus tard, le site poursuit son travail de sensibilisation auprès de la communauté.

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Wildlife

Why some songbirds make migratory pit-stops to replace worn and ragged feathers

An essential process has shaped and moulded the lives of migratory birds

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Science & Tech

L’étude des oiseaux de mer de l’Arctique nous permet de mieux comprendre l’évolution de la pollution dans le Nord et ailleurs

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La « tente laboratoire » et le presse-spécimen au camp de recherche du projet sur la flore  arctique (Arctic Flora Project) à la rivière Soper

Science & Tech

Un nouveau catalogue des plantes arctiques révèle un Nord en évolution

Toutefois, nous avons des connaissances scientifiques limitées sur les plantes nordiques et l’incidence des changements climatiques sur la flore 

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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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Travel

wildlife

Protarctos in its environment

Wildlife

Ancient bear with bad teeth offers insight into modern bear ecology

Researchers say cavities in fossilized bear teeth suggest that even early in their evolution, bears geared up for winter by eating sugary berries

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History

Science & Tech

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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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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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Photo, left: Silver Eight/Can Geo Photo Club

Environment

Richard Louv on the importance of reconnecting with nature

A new book aims to solve nature-deficit disorder and reconnect kids with the natural world

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Photo courtesy: Bottom Time Diving

Environment

Underwater statues help protect Brockville-area shipwrecks from diver damage

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Photo courtesy Howard Falcon-Lang

Environment

Oldest known pine tree fossils discovered in Nova Scotia

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Temperature data from four international science institutions

Environment

Is climate change linked to geomagnetism?

Crackpot theory or viable explanation?

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First World War flying ace Joe Fall stands beside his biplane,

History

Never-before-published photos of First World War pilots

Photos of flying ace Joe Fall offer a rare glimpse at life during the Great War

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A bowhead whale in Cumberland Sound, Nunavut

Wildlife

New research offers insight into the skin care routine of bowhead whales

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found evidence that bowhead whales exfoliate their skin by rubbing against large rocks

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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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Wildlife

Punctuation’s mark: Can we save the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale?

After a series of mass deaths in recent years, what can we do?

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Wildlife

Is this the year we see a baby narluga?

Plus: good news for Roosevelt elk, a new look for Alberta bison, a genetic disposition to wander for caribou and a big wildlife boost for southern Ontario

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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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Photo: Nick Walker/Canadian Geographic

Science & Tech

John Smol on the Anthropocene

The lake expert and paleolimnology pioneer addresses the details and evidence of a new epoch

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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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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

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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People & Culture

The change makers: Rob Stewart

The filmmaker aims to open eyes to threatened environments — and inspire action for change

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Calgary Stampede Indian Village Elbow River Camp

People & Culture

Changing a name, keeping tradition alive

Calgary Stampede’s “Indian Village” renamed “Elbow River Camp”

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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

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

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: what came first, the polar bear or the grizzly?

Plus, more news from the North: new polar bear population brings hope, Nunavik sentinel discovers new butterfly species, N.W.T. gets a new National Wildlife Area and Canada’s Arctic provides a blueprint for life on Mars.

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Kids

Canadian Geographic Education

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Juvenile salmon swimming with Darwin’s first known sketch of an evolutionary tree layered on top

Wildlife

Tracking salmon viruses

DNA sequencing like that used to track COVID-19 helps scientists trace the origins of salmon pathogens in B.C.

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Mario Rigby

Exploration

Explorer Mario Rigby just cycled across Canada. Here’s why

Having recently completed a 7,000-kilometre cycling expedition, Rigby shares insights on diversity in the outdoors and what he hopes to do next

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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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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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moose alberta population app

Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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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

Gecko feet inspire new adhesives

Canadian professor uses gecko as inspiration for new adhesives

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Wildlife

Snowshoe hares lose camouflage as climate warms

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Wildlife

Egyptian scientists discover new species of ancient four-legged whale

The predatory whale’s scientific name pays tribute to Anubis, the ancient Egyptian god of death

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Wildlife

How often do whales attack ships?

Whales attacking ships are rare (Moby Dick notwithstanding), but a few incidents have been documented through history. Here's why.

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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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

How artificial intelligence can help crisis managers respond during extreme weather events

Artificial intelligence combines with social-media analysis to inform first responders and scientists

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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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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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Nightclub Dancer in Havana, Cuba in 1948 (Photo: State Library and Archives of Florida/Wikimedia Commons)

Travel

Cuban culture

5 examples of Cuban music, films and other cultural hallmarks

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Science & Tech

Suivi de l’eau fraîche et des polluants dans l’océan Arctique

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Science & Tech

Des lacs scellés par la glace dans l’Extrême-Arctique canadien sont tels d’anciens laboratoires vivants

Comment la vie peut-elle survivre dans les endroits les plus inhospitaliers de la Terre et pourquoi s’en soucier? Warwick Vincent trouve des réponses au fond de lacs gelés dans les limites septentrionales du monde.

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History

Throwback Thursday: Changing Arctic maps

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Science & Tech

Des techniques novatrices permettent de surveiller les ours polaires sans les perturber

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Science & Tech

Four innovative products that are helping to keep plastic out of the ocean

Some companies have been working to develop creative solutions to our global plastics problem

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Wildlife

North American monarch population faces quasi-extinction

In the next two decades North American monarch butterflies could be basically gone

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Wildlife

Five fascinating facts about beavers

Love them, hate them or love to hate them, this industrious animal takes the spotlight on April 7 for International Beaver Day

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Science & Tech

Comment les chercheurs préservent les pistes du Nord canadien

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Satellite

History

Canada’s first communication satellites

Bringing television and radio to the world wasn't a simple process, but it started a revolution

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