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Little brown bat

Wildlife

As deadly white-nose syndrome spreads west, bat biologists race to prepare

Disease has appeared for the first time in Manitoba, Minnesota and Wyoming 

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Travel

Aerial view of Seely beach and newly constructed portion of Fundy Parkway looking West

Travel

Photos: Along the Fundy Footpath

This narrow, rock-strewn track along New Brunswick’s Fundy coast is recommended for only the most prepared hikers — but those who brave it are amply rewarded

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Dikes built more than 300 years ago still hold Fundy’s tides from Acadian farmland

Travel

Fundy’s Amazing Places

Explore the UNESCO Fundy Biosphere Reserve with your smartphone

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Travel

Trans Canada Trail celebrates 30 years of connecting Canadians

The trail started with a vision to link Canada coast to coast to coast. Now fully connected, it’s charting an ambitious course for the future.

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Great Wolf Lodge, Niagara Falls aerial photo

Travel

Making a splash at Great Wolf Lodge

The ultimate hotel-meets-waterpark, Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls, Ont., delivers on a complete family getaway

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Travel

Celebrities, scientific revelations and family fun at Ottawa’s Outdoor and Travel Adventure Show

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Science & Tech

PLAT-I tidal energy platform in Grand Passage, May 2019

Science & Tech

Testing the future of tidal energy in Nova Scotia

In the Bay of Fundy, technicians are putting a groundbreaking new tidal technology through its paces

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Two entomologist pose with their technical equipment and fossil insects

Science & Tech

Bug news! World-renowned Canadian entomologists fund Canadian Museum of Nature visiting scientist program

After 50-plus years of fieldwork and education, Drs. Stewart and Jarmila Peck will support the next generation of biodiversity researchers

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Science & Tech

‘It’s been raining! In the High Arctic!’

The Canadian High Arctic Research Station is set to open in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, later this year. How will it affect our understanding and appreciation of the North and the rapid change occurring there? 

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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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Science & Tech

Storms and wildfires can cut electricity, but microgrids help communities take control

More than 430,000 kilometres of transmission lines crisscross North America

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Environment

Wildlife

Wildlife

New funding to help Saskatchewan ranchers protect species at risk

Environment and Climate Change Canada has given $2.58 million to the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association to lead a conservation project designed to help species at risk

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A European starling with iridescent feathers perched in a pine tree

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: A killer without a name and funding caribou fornication

Highlights and headlines from the world of wildlife this week

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Wildlife

The giant crocodiles that once roamed prehistoric B.C.

Plus: Montreal’s mischievous fox, the supersized goldfish invading Canada’s lakes, Arctic fungi under threat and an Indigenous-led movement to collect Canada’s seeds.

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Wildlife

White-nose syndrome reaches west coast

This deadly disease has killed more than 5.7 million bats, and it's spreading

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Wildlife

Infographic: Fun facts about Canada’s bear species

Canada is home to three species of bear, each with their own unique characteristics and habits

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Environment

Roy MacGregor on the rivers that shaped our nation

In his new book, Original Highways: Travelling the Great Rivers of Canada, Roy MacGregor examines the historical legacy and future of Canada's greatest rivers

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teachers caring for students sick with the Spanish Flu

History

La grande faucheuse

L’histoire méconnue de la grippe espagnole de 1918 et notre état de préparation à la prochaine grande pandémie

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The New York Times COVID-19 map

Mapping

Mapping COVID-19: How maps make us feel

Canadian Geographic cartographer Chris Brackley continues his exploration of how the world is charting the COVID-19 pandemic, this time looking at how artistic choices inform our reactions to different maps

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Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

People & Culture

The Inuit future

Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, on the idea of a Inuit-Crown relationship, Canada’s Inuit homelands and the role of Inuit in the world

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People & Culture

500 residents of an Ontario town might live on an island soon if dike breaches

There is up to a 40 per cent chance a shoreline road on Lake Erie, which acts as a dike, will fail

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People & Culture

In search of promised lands

Uprooted repeatedly by development projects, the Oujé-Bougoumou Cree wandered boreal Quebec for 70 years before finding a permanent home. For some, the journey continues.

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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

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and the National Geographic Society join forces

The two iconic geographic societies formalize a renewed partnership

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Iceberg, Baffin Bay

People & Culture

Igniting passion, sharing science and celebrating success

Since International Polar Year, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation has acted as a catalyst for northern research, funding over 90 scientists at the postdoctoral, Ph.D. and master’s level from universities across Canada

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Cambridge Bay, Nunavut

People & Culture

CHARS: Canada’s Arctic research hub

The Canadian High Arctic Research Station will play a central role in the future of science in Canada’s north

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A woman dressed in fishing gear and a blue-green coat holds a fishing rod over her shoulders in a river

People & Culture

Colour the Trails: Taking up space with Demiesha Dennis

Part of our ongoing Colour the Trails series

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People & Culture

First all-women team makes successful summit of Mount Lucania

It was the third attempt at Canada’s third highest peak for the RCGS-funded team

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Mark Napier (left) and Lanny McDonald play hockey on the Arctic Ocean with youth from Arctic Bay. (Photo: Michelle Valberg)

People & Culture

How an Ottawa photographer helps bring Canada’s pastime to the North

Photographer Michelle Valberg discusses Project North, her not-for-profit that delivers hockey equipment to communities in Nunavut, Northwest Territories, northern Quebec and Labrador

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People & Culture

The cod delusion

A moratorium on cod fishing that was supposed to last two years has now lasted 30. What will it take to rebuild cod stocks — and a way of life?

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People & Culture

Catherine McKenna on diversity in politics, internet trolls, and cold-water swimming

Episode 28

A century after the first woman was elected to the Canadian Parliament, one of the most prominent figures in present-day politics shares her thoughts on how to amplify diverse voices in the Commons

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How national parks are helping to conserve species

Places

Five projects that are helping to conserve endangered species in Canada’s national parks

From plains bison in Elk Island National Park to beluga whales in Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, Parks Canada is leading the charge on these crucial wildlife recovery programs 

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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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Astronauts on the International Space Station have a side view of the aurora borealis

Travel

Fun aurora borealis facts

Brush up on your aurora borealis trivia

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hiking boots, Keen, flowers, field

Travel

Gear review: Explorer-in-Residence Jill Heinerth tests the Keen Terradora hiker

From marching for climate awareness in Washington, D.C to stomping through North Florida swampland, Heinerth tests these hiking boots as only an explorer can

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Travel

11 outdoor apps for Android smartphones

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Travel

Best road trip games

Stay entertained on long drives with these fun ways to pass the time

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A shore view of Saint-Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick

Travel

9 things not to miss in Saint Andrews, N.B.

Where to eat, play and stay in the seaside resort

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Travel

Canadian Geographic’s best of summer 2013 gear list

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Travel

Toronto’s Monster Dash

Prepare for a graveyard smash

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Ice sculpture at Chateau Lake Louise

Travel

Festivals Round-up

Fun winter events

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Travel

Sisters of the surf

The owner of Surf Sisters on promoting women’s surfing

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The Waterloo County Corn Maze in Crosshill, Ont., spelled out “Canada” last year.

Travel

Canada’s top corn mazes

Get lost this fall in Canada’s top 10 corn mazes

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Exploration

RCGS-funded expeditions take on peaks, rivers and trails across Canada

Few RCGS-funded expeditions took place last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but many explorers found a way to  safely head afield in 2021

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Environment

Fun facts to celebrate International Day of Forests

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Illustration: Sydney Mohr/University of Alberta

Environment

Deceptive feathered dinosaur gets a fitting name

Apatoraptor pennatus eluded researchers for decades

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Project Watershed members hope eelgrass’s carbon-sequestration abilities could fund the plant’s restoration in K’ómoks Estuary, British Columbia

Environment

Funding a comeback for eelgrass

As eelgrass vanishes from Vancouver Island’s coast, environmentalists look to the carbon-offset market to save it

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Wildlife in the Great Bear Sea. (Photo: Ian McAllister/Pacific Wild)

Wildlife

Fundraising for more hydrophones in Great Bear Sea

Conservation group Pacific Wild hopes to raise money for hydrophone network in Great Bear Sea

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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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Climate strike Victoria BC

Environment

Why Canada should recognize its citizens’ environmental rights

David Boyd, a Canadian environmental lawyer and UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, reveals how recognizing the human right to a healthy environment can spur positive action for the planet

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A whale's tail fin can be seen above the water

Wildlife

Data from space could help protect North Atlantic right whales

The smartWhales program relies on industry collaboration

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Environment

Toronto city council votes to save historic red oak

The fight to save the city’s oldest tree is over, and Zhelevo has won

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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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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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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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tidal power infographic bay of fundy

Science & Tech

Nova Scotia’s first in-stream tidal turbine starts producing power

The Maritime province's two-megawatt turbine is now connected to the power grid

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Exploration

Pushing limits across Lake Ontario: Mario Rigby on his next adventure

Mario Rigby is embarking on a 20 day kayaking expedition to promote domestic and sustainable travel

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Environment

New Brunswick’s famous Elephant Rock collapses

The Bay of Fundy's Elephant Rock has partially collapsed, leaving one of Canada’s classic landmarks forever changed

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endangered North Atlantic right whale

Wildlife

Environmental groups say emergency plan missing in new right whale protection measures

Only about 400 North Atlantic right whales remain in the wild

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A northern cardinal in a tree

Wildlife

7 ways to enjoy birds in your backyard this summer

You’ll be amazed at the feathered friends you can attract to your yard by following these simple tips

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Wildlife

How to fix a turtle

An Ontario centre is charting new horizons in wildlife rehabilitation — one reconstructed turtle at a time

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Night monkeys in the Amazon Rainforest

Environment

How conservation photographers use social media to help the planet

Photographer-In-Residence Neil Ever Osborne on the role of online photo-sharing communities in the conservation movement

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Science & Tech

Energy efforts making headlines across Canada

From electric vehicles to geothermal energy, our focus is on reducing emissions by 2050

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spirit bear asleep

Wildlife

Ours to save: the species that can only be found in Canada

A new report from Nature Conservancy Canada and NatureServe Canada is the first of its kind to compile over 300 species that are unique to Canada.

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The storm known as the White Hurricane devastated the Great Lakes region 100 years ago

History

The White Hurricane

A century later, tales of the legendary storm that hit the Great Lakes region live on

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Environment

The health of the Fraser River

Follow the team of specialists diagnosing the ills of British Columbia’s Fraser River

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Wildlife

The struggle to keep the Experimental Lakes Area

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“In Flanders Fields” poem at McCrae House in Guelph, Ont

History

“In Flanders Fields”

The story behind the poem

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Environment

Federal government commits $68.4M to fight ‘devastating’ mountain pine beetle

An interview with Natural Resources Canada Minister Seamus O’Regan on the federal government’s recent decision

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The moon in shadow

Science & Tech

Canadian rover set to land on moon within five years

The unmanned vehicle will collect imagery and data of the surface the moon

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moose alberta population app

Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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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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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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Echinacea in France

Environment

The power of echinacea

Using echinacea to clean up contaminated soil

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