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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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Wildlife

Of movie stars and monarchs

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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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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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moose alberta population app

Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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Science & Tech

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft lands in Abu Dhabi

Science & Tech

Solar plane completes historic round-the-world flight

The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Abu Dhabi on July 26 after a 40,000 kilometre journey without fuel

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Astronauts attending the RCGS Fellows Dinner

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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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A replica Sopwith Pup biplane is unveiled at the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley, B.C., June 2016

People & Culture

RCGS to bring educational resources to Vimy for 100th anniversary of battle

Replica biplanes, giant floor maps headed to France for Vimy Ridge centennial events 

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Astronaut inputs information into onboard computer

People & Culture

Canadian businessperson Mark Pathy blasts into space on private mission

March 30 is the launch date! The Montreal-born investor and philanthropist will complete a 10-day mission that combines bucket-list trip with research and environmental agenda 

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International space station, NASA, space, astronaut, Drew Feustel, ISS Commander

Science & Tech

Ground control to Commander Feustel

A conversation with Drew Feustel, the most recent commander of the International Space Station and a dual U.S.-Canadian citizen, who returned to Earth in October after more than six months in orbit 

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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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“Whale superhighway” map marks World Whale Day

Plus: Marathon hare migrations, increasingly efficient wolves, wandering basking sharks and homemaking bees

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A male Canada warbler

Wildlife

How citizen scientists are helping to protect migratory birds

Conserving at-risk species is difficult when they’re constantly crossing international borders, but digital tools are making it easier than ever to track feathered globetrotters

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Two muskox seen from above in Canada's arctic

Wildlife

Arctic muskox populations dropping

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A pair of whooping cranes in Wood Buffalo National Park

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Photographing whooping cranes in Wood Buffalo with Roberta Bondar

A new project by the Roberta Bondar Foundation aims to raise awareness of dangers to migratory birds

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The blackpoll warbler. (Photo: Vermont Center for EcoStudies)

Wildlife

The “fly-or-die” migration of the blackpoll warbler

Meet the blackpoll warbler, the unassuming songbird that makes what may be the longest overwater migration of any land bird.

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grizzly bear on train tracks in Banff National Park

Wildlife

Dinner is served

Wildlife is figuring out that human infrastructure helps with the hunt

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Wildlife

Excerpt from The Reign of Wolf 21: The Sage of Yellowstone’s Legendary Druid Pack

Rick McIntyre explains the positive impact of wolf reintroduction on the Yellowstone ecosystem

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Excerpt from The Canada Jay as the National Bird of Canada

Editor-in-chief and associate publisher Aaron Kylie contributed this chapter to a compilation book about the Canada Jay

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Managing the white-tailed deer population

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Shark tag finds its way home

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Bison to return to Banff National Park

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Two caribou silhouetted against a dark, rainy landscape

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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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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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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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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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Peel River Expedition 2019 aerial view of Wind River

Exploration

Expedition log: Back to the Peel

David McGuffin shares insights from his daily log during his summer 2018 expedition retracing a legendary trek on the Yukon’s Peel River

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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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Gordon Hempton records audio in Grasslands National Park

Science & Tech

The sounds of silence 

A sound artist listens for quiet in Grasslands National Park

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Science & Tech

Q&A: Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield

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Science & Tech

How Antarctic research is helping astronauts stay healthy

Canadian scientists are joining an international team in Antarctica to study the health risks of long-term space missions

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The Arctic voyages of the intrepid ringed seal

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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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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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Science & Tech

Inside your smartphone: analyzing the rare-earth elements

How so-called rare earth elements are powering our modern tech — and where to find them

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Exploration

Remembering Jon Lindbergh, a pioneering aquanaut

A son of the legendary aviator Charles Lindbergh, Jon made his mark in the “Golden Age of diving” through his role in the Man-in-Sea experiment

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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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Astronauts David Saint-Jacques and Jeremy Hansen

Exploration

Space medicine

The health issues astronauts face as they journey beyond the Earth’s surface

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Travel

Exploring the reinvention of Barbados

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Riu Dunamar Playa Mujeres

Travel

Riu Dunamar: Resort perfection on Mexico’s Caribbean coast

Located close to cosmopolitan Cancún and charming Isla Mujeres, the new Riu Dunamar at Playa Mujeres combines opportunities for cultural discovery with the pleasures of resort life

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Gullfoss waterfall

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Iceland alfresco

Horses, glaciers and hot springs

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Aurora Village in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, invites guests to take in the view of the northern lights from heated lounge chairs

Travel

Spectacular auroras

Michelle LePage goes north for a better view of spectacular auroras

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Travel

Bumblebees in space

A recent study suggests bees might be the key to expeditions to Mars

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A plane takes off into the afternoon sunset from Iqaluit. (Fiona Hunt/CG Photo Club)

Travel

Iqaluit weekend trip

How to explore the Frobisher Bay region in a few days

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Travel

How to make the most of the Niagara Icewine Festival

The holidays may be over, but January can still be a time of celebration by bundling up and heading to the Niagara Icewine Festival

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Met Con Blue, Sir!

Bring it … and leave it all on the mountain

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Travel

The spell of the Yukon 

An insider’s account of the modern-day gold rush

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Firewater Multi-Bottle lights up Thomas' tent

Travel

Gear Review: Multi-bottle and sleeping bag

Thomas Hall review the Seattle Sports Firewater Multi-Bottle and Mountain Hardwear Lamina Z Spark sleeping bag

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Many Colville Lake locals spend their time in and around trapping cabins, preparing the pelts they’ve collected.

People & Culture

Traditional trapping in the North

Once a traditional way of life across Canada, trapping survives and even thrives in communities throughout the North, including Colville Lake, N.W.T.

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Roberta Bondar on space shuttle discovery

Exploration

Canada’s 90 Greatest Explorers: Vital insights

Part of our roundup of 90 of Canada’s greatest explorers, these 17 explorers made major contributions to our understanding of Canada’s history and geography

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Exploration

How scientists solved the mystery of Mount Logan’s true height

In 1992, a team backed by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society became the first to accurately measure the height of Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak

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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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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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hot air ballooning in sussex

History

Inside the rise of hot air ballooning in Canada

Canada was slow to get on board with "the champagne sport"

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History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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Kids

Canada’s Coolest School Trip begins

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Mapping

Our five favourite features in the new Apple Maps

iPhone and Mac users across Canada will notice drastic changes to Apple Maps following a massive update pushed to devices yesterday

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Vimy Ridge giant floor map is displayed at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Kids

New educational resources highlight Canada’s role in the First World War

Canadian Geographic Education and The Royal Canadian Geographical Society unveil new tools to help students explore the legacy of the Great War

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Expeditions, RCGS Fellows

People & Culture

Six amazing things RCGS Fellows are up to in summer 2019

From pulling drinking water out of desert air to riding with eagle hunters in Mongolia, see what just a few of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s more than 1,000 Fellows have been working on lately

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Heinrich Scherer's 1702 chart of the North Pole

People & Culture

Why the North Pole matters: An important history of challenges and global fascination

In this essay, noted geologist and geophysicist Fred Roots explores the significance of the symbolic point at the top of the world. He submitted it to Canadian Geographic just before his death in October 2016 at age 93.

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People & Culture

Featured Fellow: Emily Choy

Arctic researcher receives prestigious 2020 L’Oréal Canada For Women in Science Research Excellence Fellowship

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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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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

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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