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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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People & Culture

History

History

Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Ada Blackjack and the Canadian invasion of Russia

A century ago, a strange drama played out on Wrangel Island in the Russian Arctic. The hero of this tale? A 23-year-old Inuit woman named Ada Blackjack

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government

Dr. Mona Nemer

Science & Tech

Canada appoints Chief Science Advisor

Dr. Mona Nemer, formerly of the University of Ottawa, steps into the highly-anticipated role

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A photo of Dr. Molly Shoichet at the university with two students

Science & Tech

Q&A: Meet Ontario’s first Chief Scientist

Dr. Molly Shoichet discusses her new role and how she plans to restore the public’s trust in government science

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Plastic bottles and recyclables

Environment

Environmental groups unite to demand a zero-plastic waste future for Canada

In a declaration released in advance of this weekend’s G7 summit, more than 40 environmental groups have challenged Canada to achieve zero plastic waste by 2025

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Three long-finned pilot whales swim in a cerulean blue sea

Environment

Canada announces ban on industrial activities in marine protected areas

Oil and gas extraction, mining, dumping among prohibited activities in ecologically sensitive areas set aside for conservation

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Banff National Park

Environment

Five green highlights of the latest federal budget

Budget 2018 contains some major investments in Canada's wilderness and wildlife. Here are the highlights. 

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A boreal caribou cow nurses her calf in northeastern B.C.

Wildlife

Critical habitat for boreal woodland caribou still unprotected six months after deadline

Environmental groups frustrated by lack of action on the part of the provinces 

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Alberta ministers and leaders stand together holding copies of the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

Kids

Alberta government to distribute Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada to schools province-wide

The Alberta government has announced a plan to provide every junior and high school with a copy of the atlas

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Wildlife

Walking away from the wild side

In a new book, Max Foran denounces Canada's failures in protecting its wildlife from human exploitation

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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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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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Wildlife

The value of rockweed

As rockweed harvesting develops, so does the debate

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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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Anguniaqvia niqiqyuam Marine Protected Area map

Wildlife

What to know about Canada’s newest marine protected area, Anguniaqvia niqiqyuam

Key facts and figures about this remote patch of the Beaufort 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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Wildlife

Battle to save the sage grouse goes to court

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woodland caribou

Wildlife

Agreement protecting B.C. mountain caribou finalized

30-year deal took two years to finalize

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boreal caribou female with calf

Wildlife

Threatened boreal caribou face uncertain future in Canada

Provinces are falling behind on their obligation to protect the caribou's forest habitat, report says

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Wildlife

Controversial bear hunt

Proposed spring bear hunt divides activities and hunters

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Photo: Robert Pittman/Wikimedia Commons

Wildlife

Ontario outlines new rules for captive marine mammals

Ontario government hopes to be the first in Canada to improve the quality of life for marine animals in captivity.

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Wildlife

The struggle to keep the Experimental Lakes Area

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Wildlife

Canada on track to protect 10 per cent of its oceans by 2020

Government is committed to using science to determine what areas of Canada’s oceans will be selected for protection, says Federal Fisheries Minister Hunter Tootoo

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Great Slave Lake

Places

Thaidene Nëné: Land of the ancestors

The new Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories is the heart of sacred Denesǫłiné homeland and a prophesied final refuge of clean water and ecological integrity in North America

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Upper Wind River

Exploration

Return to the Peel

We came to retrace an ancestor’s 1905 map-making expedition of the Peel River watershed. We left with a new-found appreciation of what this ancient land means to the people who live there. 

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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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People & Culture

State of the marijuana nation

One year post-legalization, a look at Canada’s changing relationship with pot

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A man watches a helicopter fly low above an icy ocean from his ship.

People & Culture

Safety first, service always: The Canadian Coast Guard turns 60

A celebration of the Canadian Coast Guard’s renowned search-and-rescue capabilities — and more — as the special operating agency turns 60

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Iqaluit

People & Culture

Indigenous, Inuit concerned about health systems, lost knowledge with COVID-19

Indigenous and Inuit communities are expressing concern as the threat of COVID-19 comes nearer to their communities

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People & Culture

Legacy of Canada’s role in atomic bomb is felt by northern Indigenous community

In the case of what happened to the people of Délı̨nę, the Moral Awakening film calls for an awakening in the form of a call to action

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a collage of images of Nunavut, including an Inuit child, Aaju Peter, a polar bear, the community of Pond Inlet, Lamech Kadloo, the community of Kugluktuk, ice

People & Culture

Our land, our strength

Reflecting on 20 years of Canada's newest territory, Nunavut

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Witsuwit'en language camp

People & Culture

How a B.C. First Nation is working to save their language from extinction

As the federal government prepares to move forward with its promised Indigenous language legislation, the Witsuwit’en Language and Culture Society is hoping for a language renaissance in Canada

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Totem poles in Thunderbird Park in Victoria, BC

People & Culture

Excerpt from Stories from the Magic Canoe of Wa’xaid

Stories from the Magic Canoe of Wa'xaid tells the stories of the experience, suffering and survival of Cecil Paul, a Xenaksiala elder. 

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People & Culture

Field station woes

Cut off from federal funding, field stations look for new ways to stay afloat

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Peter Ross analyses water samples from various locations for microplastic threads

Environment

Why forensics could be key to untangling the ocean microplastics crisis

Scientist Peter Ross uses all the high-tech tools of a crime scene investigator — except his crime scene is the open ocean

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History

Flag bearers

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society hoists its flag as a key partner in this year’s expanded search for the Franklin Expedition vessels

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The Tuglavina family at Okak, 1915, right to left: Arnatuk, Renatus (Kuttaktok), Josef and Jonas

History

The man who challenged the Hudson’s Bay Company

The amazing story of Renatus Tuglavina, remembered in northern Labrador as a folk hero

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Team photo from the 2012 search for the lost Franklin ships.

History

Royal Canadian Geographical Society CEO John Geiger gives a sneak peek of this year’s Franklin search

Why this summer’s search for the lost ships of the Franklin Expedition will be the biggest and most advanced ever

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Once, the Canadian government sent a group of eight men to Bermuda and called it punishment. (Image: Canadian Geographic Archives)

History

Throwback Thursday: Canadian rebels were once exiled to Bermuda

This one time, the Canadian government sent a group of eight men to Bermuda and called it punishment

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Ocean Bridge participant Hannah Kosick holds colourful microplastics picked up on T’aalan Stl’ang. (Photo: Conner McDowell)

Environment

Canada to ban single-use plastics by 2021

Ban on plastic bags, cutlery, straws, stir sticks and more announced as part of federal government strategy to combat plastic pollution

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Limnocorrals intalled in ELA Lake 260 for the BOREAL study.

Environment

Why we spilled oil for science

As the federal government considers the fate of proposed pipelines, a unique science experiment aims to understand the consequences of an oil spill in a freshwater lake

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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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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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Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic

Science & Tech

Environmental organizations team up to influence federal climate strategy

Three influential Canadian environmental advocacy groups have formed a new partnership aimed at securing an ambitious national climate change strategy for Canada under the new Liberal government

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

Science & Tech

The groundbreaking program that helped make Canada an Arctic science heavyweight

In the face of climate change, the government’s long-running Northern Scientific Training Program has never been more crucial

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Bathurst caribou, N.W.T., conservation, habitat, range plan

Science & Tech

The plan to save the N.W.T.’s dwindling Bathurst caribou herd

After years of planning, an innovative strategy to help a disappearing caribou population recover is nearly ready to roll out

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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

Energy efforts making headlines across Canada

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

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Photo: Yinan Chen/Wikimedia Commons

Science & Tech

Renewable energy builds self-reliance in Fort McPherson, N.W.T.

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Minister Catherine McKenna hosting Canada’s first town hall on climate change

Environment

Catherine McKenna talks climate change

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change discusses Canada's energy mix, wildlife conservation and personal carbon emissions

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Environment

Slaughtered and skinned: The disturbing truth about South Africa’s captive-bred lion industry

Lord Ashcroft’s new book Unfair Game: An Exposé of South Africa’s Captive-Bred Lion Industry describes shocking revelations from a year-long investigation into captive-bred lion farming in South Africa

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Photo: Branimir Gjetvaj

Environment

The future of natural prairie pastures

The federal government’s decision to dismantle its prairie pasture reclamation program has left Saskatchewan selling off public land

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Myra Hird

Environment

Why we need to totally rethink plastic waste

Myra Hird, a sociology professor at the School of Environmental Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., discusses why recycling isn’t a perfect solution 

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Environment

Study suggests marine areas receive scant protection

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Tallurutiup Imanga, Lancaster Sound

Environment

Tallurutiup Imanga/Lancaster Sound to be Canada’s largest protected area

The final boundary for Canada’s new national marine conservation area in Canada’s North shows an area twice the size of Nova Scotia

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