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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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2013 3M Environmental Innovation Award winner: Jeff Golfman

For outstanding individuals who have provided innovative solutions that protect, restore or preserve the environment

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Gilles Gagnier Medal for Innovation in Geographic Education

People & Culture

Geographic education award renamed in honour of Gilles Gagnier

The inaugural Gilles Gagnier Medal for Innovation in Geographic Education will be presented to an outstanding educator this fall

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People & Culture

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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The 2015 RCGS honourees

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7 awesome things that happened at the 2015 RCGS Fellows Dinner

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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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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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“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 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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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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two pink salmon with green faces splash in a river

Wildlife

Wild salmon restoration and protection projects receive funding

The goal is to help rejuvenate and restore the habitats of salmon across B.C.

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Bison to return to Banff National Park

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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Managing the white-tailed deer population

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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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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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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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Canada Science and Technology Museum

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Canada Science and Technology Museum reopens after extensive renovations

After 26 months of construction and $80 million in upgrades, the national science and innovation showcase in Ottawa promises to connect the past and the future

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Kendra MacDonald speaks in front of Canadian, Norwegian and RCGS flags

Science & Tech

Canada’s oceans in the spotlight: Nurturing the blue economy while lessening the impacts of climate heating

Part 6 of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster: A six-part series

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Sable feral horses

Science & Tech

Students take innovative Sable Island horse deterrent system to world stage

The students’ device will compete at an international innovation competition June 18 to 20

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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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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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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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How economics, the environment and innovation may lead to a return to the airship, particularly for cargo transportation in the Canadian Arctic

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Housing innovations in Nunatsiavut

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Science Minister Kirsty Duncan, Arctic, North, research, geology, climate change

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Interview: Science Minister Kirsty Duncan on the future of Arctic research

On her first official visit to the Arctic as Science Minister, Kirsty Duncan drove home the importance of climate research, incorporating traditional knowledge, and funding for innovation and research

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The main spillway for the Hydro-Quebec's Riviere des Prairies dam

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Hydroelectricity in Quebec

Four experts discuss Hydro-Quebec and the driving force behind its gigantic network of generating stations

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Canadian Energy Summit returns to Toronto

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Canadian Geographic kicks off World Space Week with Bill Nye

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Made-in-Canada plants

From wheat to potatos, Canada has made a name for itself for breeding excellent edibles

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Tidal energy infrastructure

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Small-scale energy projects aim to help northern communities

Part two of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster: A six-part series

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World Energy Council calls for international climate framework

More than 2,500 industry and policy leaders were involved in the report, which identified five "policy enablers" to transition to a low-carbon energy system.

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An Oakville, Ont. plant produces biodiesel from used coffee grounds

Science & Tech

The Holy Grail of Green

Researchers get creative in their quest to make the next big breakthrough in green energy

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Seven climate heroes awarded $50,000

Canadian Geographic and Shell have awarded six groups of 18-35 year old climate change heroes $50,000 each for their innovative work on viable solutions to climate change.

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Greenbug Energy: Creating renewable energy from old technology

GreenBug Energy wins 2015 3M Environmental Innovation Award for micro-hydro turbines

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Christian Bagg, trail, invention, wheelchair, Great Trail

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Infographic: How the three-wheeled ‘Explore’ is helping more people enjoy the backcountry

Christian Bagg, founder of Icon Wheelchairs, is a true trailblazer

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Ontario — Sir Adam Beck generating stations I & II

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Canada’s hydroelectric future

How Canada's century-old renewable hydro power has evolved – and may be an answer to a fossil-fuel-free future

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Canada to hire two new astronauts

Do you have what it takes to go to space?

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The moon in shadow

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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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International Space Station to get new Canadian-made vision system

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The Arctic voyages of the intrepid ringed seal

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Testing, testing: Inuit hunters and scientists work together to ensure walrus meat safe to eat

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Tracking the Greenland shark’s Arctic movements

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Gatineau, Que. tornado Sept. 21, 2018

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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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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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Four innovative products that are helping to keep plastic out of the ocean

Some companies have been working to develop creative solutions to our global plastics problem

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Charting the future of renewable electricity in Canada

Charts from Canadian emission-cutting strategies developed by The Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project.

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UN declares International Day of Women in Science

From Roberta Bondar to Harriet Brooks, Canada has more than its fair share of women scientists to be proud of. However women are still a minority in the STEM fields

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Canadian teams clinch top spots in 2016 Shell Eco-marathon

What if we told you the car of the future may have already been invented?

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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)

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Archaeologists find rich historical record in melting Arctic ice

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

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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)

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Plaques glaciaires des Territoires du Nord-Ouest

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

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Students from Margaret Leland's Grade 5 class at Connect Charter School in Calgary, Alta. had the opportunity to test out WorldView with Lynn Moorman (right) last month

Mapping

New geo-spatial software connects with kids

New software allows anyone to easily create maps with open source GIS data

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People & Culture

Giant floor map heads to Vancouver for leadership summit

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Royal Canadian Geographical Society Awards 2020

Award recipients honoured in the first virtual Annual General Meeting and Fellows Show.

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Coffee News, the tan community paper that became a Canadian curiosity

Exploring the passion of creator Jean Daum with a look behind the scenes

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moon lunar space

Exploration

Smaller companies helping shoot for the moon in new Canadian Space Agency push

CSA astronaut Jeremy Hansen says space exploration represents a major economic opportunity for Canada

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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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Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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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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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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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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Ivvavik National Park landscape

Places

Six sites awaiting UNESCO World Heritage status

Parks Canada wants the public to nominate Canadian places worthy of UNESCO World Heritage status. Here are the six sites still on the waiting list.

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A group from the Selkirk First Nation catches a salmon in a net.

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Five potential solutions to food insecurity in Canada’s North

Here are a few of the ways community-led projects, government programs and other organizations are helping to feed northern populations

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