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Snapping turtle hatchling

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: chatty snappers, mite-y silk and the deadly B.C. heatwave

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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Science & Tech

photography

Exploration

Caving began to gain a foothold in Canada in the mid-1960s

Exploration

Subterranean trailblazers 

Caving: The ultimate underground sport

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Rock climber Kevin Jorgeson scales the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto on October 26.

Exploration

Q & A with professional rock climber Kevin Jorgeson

American climber scaled the Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto October 26

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Kathleen Graham crawls beneath a curtain of stalactites inside Raspberry Rising cave

Exploration

Return to Raspberry Rising

Seven years after it was first explored, the B.C. cave known as Raspberry Rising is still giving up its secrets, from breathtaking mineral deposits to promising antibacterial microbes

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Exploration

An epic family journey to the heart of the Himalaya

In his new book Blue Sky Kingdom, Bruce Kirkby explores modern distraction and the loss of ancient wisdom on an adventure with his wife and sons in one of the world's most remote regions. An exclusive excerpt.

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Jill Heinerth cave selfie

Exploration

Exploring beyond fear

In this excerpt from her new memoir, Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver, Jill Heinerth writes about learning to accept fear as a part of exploration

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Articles

Travel

History

History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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History

Célébration du centenaire de l’élection de la première députée du Canada, Agnes Macphail

Un siècle plus tard, l’ancienne politicienne fédérale Catherine McKenna fait le point sur ce qui a changé — et sur le chemin qu’il nous reste à parcourir.

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History

L’histoire inédite de la Compagnie de la Baie d’Hudson

Une rétrospective des débuts de l’institution fondée il y a 350 ans, qui revendiquait autrefois une part importante du globe

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Asbestos industry images from Canadian Geographic articles in the 1930s

History

How asbestos went from a miracle mineral to a medical disaster

As Canada announces a total ban on asbestos, Canadian Geographic looks back at its early coverage of the ‘magic’ mineral, from the days when its dangers were unknown or ignored

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History

50 ans de multiculturalisme : nous le faisons bien, sauf quand nous ne le faisons pas

Elamin Abdelmahmoud, commentateur culturel et politique pour CBC et Buzzfeed, estime que le Canada réussit parfois, échoue souvent, mais continue d'essayer

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People & Culture

Ottawa 2017 events

People & Culture

Why Ottawa will be the ultimate place to celebrate Canada’s 150th

From immersive art installations to dining in the sky, Ottawa hopes to reintroduce itself to the world in 2017. Here's a sneak peek of what's in store.

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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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Travel

The spell of the Yukon 

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

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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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Two caribou silhouetted against a dark, rainy landscape

Wildlife

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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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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Science & Tech

Waterloo astronomers create first image of dark matter

Created using a process called gravitational lensing, this image confirms theories that there’s a web of dark matter between galaxies

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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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Science & Tech

Tracking the Greenland shark’s Arctic movements

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Science & Tech

The Arctic voyages of the intrepid ringed seal

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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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Dave Mossop tient dans ses bras deux bébés crécerelles

Science & Tech

La science derrière le retour des crécerelles au Yukon

Il n’y avait aucun signe de ces oiseaux de proie dans la forêt boréale au Yukon vers 2007, mais une étude à long terme indique le retour de ces oiseaux de proie.

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How the Northern Scientific Training Program helped make Canada an Arctic science heavyweight

Science & Tech

Le programme révolutionnaire qui a contribué au rôle déterminant du Canada en matière de science de l’Arctique

Dans le contexte du changement climatique, le Programme de formation scientifique dans le Nord du gouvernement, établi depuis longtemps, n’a jamais été aussi essentiel

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Polar blog, ice road, truckers, North, Arctic, mining, N.W.T, Nunavut

Science & Tech

Grâce au satellite-radar, les routes d’hiver du Nord canadien sont plus sûres

Des chercheurs surveillent la densité de la glace, les fissures et l’impact de la circulation des camions depuis l’espace

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Two tunnel workers climb through the cutter head on May 13, 2011, to celebrate the safe completion of mining the 10.2 kilometre Niagara Tunnel

Science & Tech

New energy in Niagara

How a giant hole will help Ontario’s shift away from fossil fuels

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Mapping, atlas, Inuit, traditional knowledge, Carleton University, Nunavut, Clyde River, science, wildlife

Science & Tech

Comment un nouveau projet de cartographie du Nord préserve le savoir traditionnel des Inuits

Lancés plus tard cette année à Clyde River (Nunavut), des atlas numériques des toponymes inuits, des habitats fauniques, des études scientifiques et de bien plus encore profitent déjà aux collectivités dans l’Arctique

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Science & Tech

Trouver un équilibre entre le développement et le partage d’aliments traditionnels dans le Nord

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Site archéologique des plaques glaciaires KfTe-1 dans les montagnes Selwyn de la région  centre-ouest des Territoires du Nord-Ouest. (Photo : T. Andrews/PWNHC)

Science & Tech

Plaques glaciaires des Territoires du Nord-Ouest

As climate change accelerates Arctic melt, the ice is offering up its secrets

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Science & Tech

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

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Science & Tech

Pour comprendre les modifications de l’habitat sur la planète, il faut comprendre les changements dans la forêt boréale canadienne, y compris dans les régions les plus nordiques

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George Kourounis rappels into the Darvaza gas crater in Turkmenistan

Exploration

RCGS Explorer-in-Residence recognized by Guinness World Records

George Kourounis has been officially recognized as the first person to reach the bottom of the Darvaza gas crater in Turkmenistan

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People & Culture

Remembering Bill Lishman

Fly away home, Father Goose

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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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Jerry Sun, Andrew Ding, Jake Douglas and Ben Woodward in Hong Kong

Kids

Canadian high school students capture gold and silver at international geography competition

Team Canada picked up three medals at the 16th International Geography Olympiad in Hong Kong

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Giant Water Bug in London, Ontario. (Photo: Ryan Hodnett/Wikimedia Commons)

Wildlife

Canada’s most important insects

These seven teeny creatures have big personalities

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Wildlife

Fakes, frauds and fossils

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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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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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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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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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Wildlife

‘Murder hornets’ spotted in B.C., pose threat to honey bees

Honey bee experts say the hornets could quickly decimate a hive if they got inside

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Canadian Shield rock near Sturgeon Chutes on the Wanapitei River, French River

Environment

Behind the Canadian Shield

To fully understand our national identity, we must consider Canada’s geology as well as its geography 

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Exploration

The cool calling: Glaciologist Alison Criscitiello is redefining the term explorer

She's also combining her knowledge and skills to uncover the secrets of climate change 

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Amelia Earhart; a Klondike Gold Rush poster; the Moon landing

Exploration

New anthology looks at 50 expeditions that changed history

Authors Mark Steward and Alan Greenwood on the great men and women whose daring exploits inspire us to explore

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Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum

Travel

Following the Louis Riel trail from Regina to Winnipeg

One writer’s journey to explore the life of Louis Riel

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Alex Janvier photographed by Amber Bracken

People & Culture

L’histoire de Thirteen Moons (Treize lunes), une nouvelle œuvre d’Alex Janvier

La nouvelle œuvre du célèbre artiste autochtone Alex Janvier est une peinture murale circulaire inspirée par le calendrier lunaire traditionnel. En voici l’histoire.

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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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Travel

Welcome to Waterton Wildlife Weekend

Get ready for a few wild, woolly days in Alberta’s Waterton Lakes National Park

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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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Travel

Met Con Blue, Sir!

Bring it … and leave it all on the mountain

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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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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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People & Culture

7 ways to keep exploring and learning from home this March Break

Education and entertainment don't have to stop just because everything is closed

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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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Princess Louisa Inlet B.C.

Travel

How the world came together to protect a B.C. inlet

When a significant portion of B.C.’s Princess Louisa Inlet went up for sale this spring, donors raised the $3 million needed to purchase it in just three months

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Caving expedition in Meghalaya

Environment

We’re living in a new geological age

The start of the Meghalayan age 4,200 years ago brought about climatic shifts that toppled empires

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Students working at the Vale Living With Lakes Centre prepare for field sampling

Travel

Mine rehab

Once a notorious sulphur emitter, Sudbury is becoming a world leader in ecological restoration research

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Calgary Stampeders players Jabari Arthur, Quincy Butler and Marvin White meet fans and sign autographs

People & Culture

The Grey Cup turns 100

With the 100th Grey Cup set to kick off this November, the Canadian Football League and its rough-around-the-edges charm is winning converts

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