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Sunlight shining through a thick grove of palm trees

Environment

Tropical forests can handle rising temperatures up to a certain point, study finds

Trees in tropical regions of the globe can withstand temperatures up to 32.3 degrees Celsius and still effectively store carbon

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Forest, map, Intact, biodiversity, wildlife

Mapping

Mapping Canada’s intact forests

Species richness in Canada’s remaining intact forests

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Environment

Timber poaching: The secretive crime decimating North America’s forests

Timber poaching has become “a problem in every national forest,” with an estimated $1 billion worth of wood poached yearly in North America 

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Ground fog in the Great Bear Rainforest

Environment

Protecting forests, in the name of the Queen

An ambitious legacy project called the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy unites forest conservation projects in the Commonwealth countries 

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Environment

Fun facts to celebrate International Day of Forests

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Wildlife

Environment

Sea lion swimming among a kelp forest

Environment

Kelp: The sustainable superfood coming soon to a plate near you

Kelp’s potential as a commercial crop is finally being recognized — and, as kelp forests vanish worldwide, so is its importance in coastal ecosystems 

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conservation

Articles

People & Culture

Discover Canada’s regional tartans

Explore Canada's various tartans (and the stories behind them)

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History

History

Throwback Thursday: DDT’s history in Canada

Why the pesticide DDT was revered after the Second World War

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History

Throwback Thursday: Screefer madness

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History

Throwback Thursday: Sleuthing Toronto’s smog

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History

Cobalt: Reclaiming the ancient Indigenous silver mining trade

Long before an amateur prospector struck it rich near Cobalt Lake in northern Ontario, local Indigenous nations mined and traded silver. It’s time to set the record straight on the “discovery” of Canada’s immense resource wealth.

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History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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People & Culture

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Diana Beresford-Kroeger To Speak for the Trees

Environment

To Speak for the Trees

An exclusive excerpt from botanist Diana Beresford-Kroeger’s new book about how forests can not only heal us but save the planet

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Science & Tech

The Arctic voyages of the intrepid ringed seal

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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

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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A deer explores a clearcut

Environment

What if we could plant trees as quickly as we cut them down?

Experts say global reforestation is one of our best defences against climate change, so a Toronto-based company is developing drones that can get the job done quickly

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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

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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Wildlife

Review of Spirit Bear Family documentary

“In these dark, ancient forests, lives a creature of legend.” Thus begins a new wildlife documentary about the elusive Kermode bear.

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The black-footed ferret could soon be considered a comeback story

Wildlife

Too close to call

Give these species another few decades and they could be comeback stories. That’s not to say they won’t quickly go the other way if human vigilance and crucial research lapses or natural events interfere.

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Wildlife

Resurgence of the eastern wild turkey

The wild turkey, once extirpated from Ontario, now faces two hunting seasons

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A wolf next to British Columbia's Columbia River. (Photo: Domenico Battaglia/CG Photo Club)

Wildlife

Wolf cull in British Columbia spawns controversy

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Tombstones representing each of Canada's 51 endangered caribou herds set up outside the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Canada in Gatineau, Que. May 1st, 2018

Wildlife

Quebec First Nations step in to help save Val-d’Or caribou herd

The federal government has committed $1.26 million over five years for First Nations-led projects to preserve the endangered herd 

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Wildlife

National Bird Project: Making a case for the ‘underbird’

Does a bird need to be famous to hold the title of Canada’s National Bird? Jody Allair thinks not.

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Wildlife

National Bird Project essays

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A gray jay in Western Canada's mountain forests

Wildlife

Meet our national bird: the gray jay

After two years, nearly 50,000 votes and thousands of public and expert comments, the Canadian Geographic National Bird Project concludes. Meet our newest national emblem.

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illegal wildlife trade, elephant foot, ivory, biodiversity

Wildlife

The illegal wildlife trade is a biodiversity apocalypse

An estimated annual $175-billion business, the illegal trade in wildlife is the world’s fourth-largest criminal enterprise. It stands to radically alter the animal kingdom.

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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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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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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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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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Diana Beresford-Kroeger in her new tree documentary Call of the Forest

Environment

New documentary ‘Call of the Forest’ will change how you think about trees

World-renowned tree expert and author Diana Beresford-Kroeger's film crosses continents and disciplines to show how trees sustain all life on Earth

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Environment

Genetics affecting trees

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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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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 Haida Gwaii’s unique geography helped the Indigenous struggle for independence

In The Haida Gwaii Lesson: A Strategic Playbook for Indigenous Sovereignty, award-winning journalist Mark Dowie explores Haida Gwaii and the people who call it home. Below is an excerpt from the book. 

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leather sea stars

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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Dolf and Anne Wynia in their forest

Environment

They turned their farm into a forest. Fifteen years later, it’s thriving

In 2005, a federal government program aimed to convert underused farmland into forests to capture carbon dioxide. How have these ‘Forest 2020’ projects fared? 

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Environment

Throwback Thursday: Canada’s ‘tropical’ Arctic

Revisiting a groundbreaking discovery on Canada's northernmost island

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Environment

B.C.’s forestry future

It’s saplings vs. climate change, ‘Survivor’ style

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Aerial view of Ontario patchwork farmland

Environment

The endangered species hiding in plain sight

Hundreds of Canada’s species at risk are plants, and most of them live where we do

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A hazy view over Quebec’s Parc national des Monts-Valin

Environment

When it comes to stream health, land use and protection matter

Streams surrounded by intact forest are better at providing clean water, carbon storage and wildlife habitat

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Watermelon snow on Mount Garibaldi

Environment

22 facts and figures from the Alpine Club of Canada’s 2019 State of the Mountains Report

The Alpine Club of Canada covers everything from wildfires to watermelon snow in its recently published annual report on Canada's alpine environments

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women on a bridge looking into a forest

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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Ocean Bridge participants in Haida Gwaii

Environment

Ocean Bridge Diaries: Danielle Moore

The plastic problem on Haida Gwaii felt like witnessing a second wave of colonization

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Environment

Most of Great Bear Rainforest now protected from logging

The vast majority of B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest is now permanently off-limits to industrial logging, thanks to a landmark agreement that effectively ends decades of fighting

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Environment

Sustainable forestry award winner meets a prince

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Environment

Boreal wildfires heating up in Yukon Flats

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Blanding's turtle in a pond

Environment

Using community science to conserve reptiles and amphibians

In highly populated areas where wildlife habitat is fragmented, citizens can play an important role in protecting species

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clay-coloured sparrow perching on a hand

Environment

What can birds tell us about forest fire recovery?

The behavior of birds before and after the blaze that devastated Alberta’s Fort McMurray area in 2016 is leading to interesting insights into the rebound of boreal habitat

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Peatland

Environment

Saving the peatlands: Water loss in northern peatlands can accelerate global warming, scientists say

The drying of peatlands in Canada heightens the risk of wildfires and can turn into a carbon source instead of a carbon sink

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Environment

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

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Environment

The sixth extinction

The planet is in the midst of drastic biodiversity loss that some experts think may be the next great species die-off. How did we get here and what can be done about it?

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Environment

Life on mountains in the sea

Two marine biologists offer a glimpse of life at the bottom of the ocean during 2018, 2019 and 2020 seamount expeditions 

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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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Andy McKinnon

Places

Canada’s first national urban park

It’s an ambitious plan: take the traditional Parks Canada wilderness concept and plunk it in the country’s largest city. But can Toronto’s Rouge National Urban Park help balance city life with wildlife?

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Mapping

Map Monday – Logging transparency reaches new level

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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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Use ontario pumpkins to make the perfect pumpkin cheesecake (recipe below)

Travel

Regional recipes from Canada’s top chefs

How to make the country's quintessential dishes

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Travel

Real Canadian places that resemble Star Wars planets

Canada has just as much geographic diversity as a galaxy far, far away.

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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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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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Travel

The spell of the Yukon 

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

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Travel

Met Con Blue, Sir!

Bring it … and leave it all on the mountain

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