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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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Articles

Science & Tech

Eat more insects with these recipes

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People & Culture

Bullying for bug love leads to children’s book

Sarnia, Ont., fourth grader co-writes book about girls liking insects

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Le paysage entourant Cambridge Bay, où l’entomologiste Elyssa Cameron mène sa recherche sur les arthropodes de l’Arctique

Science & Tech

What insects are teaching us about the Arctic

Arctic insects are helping researchers anticipate the effects of climate change in the North

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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Environment

Butterflies come alive in Ottawa

The Canadian Museum of Nature's new Butterflies in Flight exhibit lets visitors mingle with dozens of the insects

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People & Culture

Science & Tech

CHARS, Canadian High Arctic Research Station, laboratories, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, North

Science & Tech

The Canadian High Arctic Research Station comes online

What does it take to operate high-tech scientific facilities — including live-study growing chambers and necropsy, genomics and imaging labs — in Canada’s Arctic?

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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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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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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

“Whale superhighway” map marks World Whale Day

Plus: Marathon hare migrations, increasingly efficient wolves, wandering basking sharks and homemaking bees

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Wetlands in Saskatchewan

Wildlife

Are neonicotinoid pesticides contaminating wetlands?

Researchers suspect a class of pesticides is responsible for insect and bird declines

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moose alberta population app

Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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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

A fifth of Canadian species are at some level of extinction risk: report

The 'Wild Species 2015: The General Status of Species in Canada' provides many facts about the tens of thousands of species that call Canada home. Find some below. For instance, did you know that nearly 70 per cent of the known animal species in Canada are insects?

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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

Why some songbirds make migratory pit-stops to replace worn and ragged feathers

An essential process has shaped and moulded the lives of migratory birds

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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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Wildlife

Monarch population rebounds in Mexico

North America’s monarch butterfly population has more than tripled in Mexico this winter, despite reaching dangerously low numbers in the past

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Wildlife

Hummingbirds continue to diversify and adapt to different ecological niches

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Wildlife

Museum curator discovers a dozen new bee species

Bee species named after Canada’s top bee expert

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Yarrow, echinacea, prairie clover, and ratibida are effective at attracting butterflies.

Wildlife

How to build a butterfly garden

How to attract monarch butterflies to your backyard — and help save the endangered species

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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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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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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

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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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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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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Study finds that the tongue of one bee species, the Bombus balteatus, has shrunk. (Photo: D. Sikes/Wikimedia Commons)

Wildlife

Climate change sees bee tongues shrink

The length of the tongues of two species of alpine bees found in Colorado got 24 per cent shorter over the last 40 years

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Infographic: Alissa Dicaire

Wildlife

Infographic: Cicadas to emerge after 17 years underground

After spending the past 17 years underground, a brood of cicadas will soon emerge en masse in the northeastern United States.

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A Fowler's toad

Wildlife

Hibernation habits of Ontario toad hold climate change clues

For the past 140 years, Fowler's toads have been slowly shortening their underground winter hibernation

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Barren ground caribou grazing in autumn

Wildlife

Caribou: Endangered Species

The caribou faces environmental challenges in the struggle to survive

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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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Peregrine falcons are making a comeback in North America.

Wildlife

Resurgence of the peregrine falcon

The fastest animal in the world almost ran out of time in Canada, but a chemical ban helped bring them back to our skies

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Wildlife

Citizen scientists document species in bioblitz

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Wildlife

Of movie stars and monarchs

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Glacier on Svalbard, Norway

Kids

Hearts in the Ice: Citizen Science

From phytoplankton to drones, citizen science in the remote Svalbard wilderness is contributing to research around the world

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Mapping

Epidemiologist’s book on pandemics takes an interdisciplinary look at the spread of diseases

David Waltner-Toews speaks about his updated book On Pandemics: Deadly Diseases from Bubonic Plague to Coronavirus

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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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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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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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Science & Tech

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

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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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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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People & Culture

Five RCGS updates from December

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Science & Tech

Five ways drones are being used for good

Unmanned aerial vehicles are controversial; we explore their pros and cons

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People & Culture

10 RCGS updates from November

Here's a bit of what The Royal Canadian Geographical Society got up to in November.

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There's more to do in Canada's most southern National Park than watch birds (Photo: Andrea_44/Wikimedia Commons)

Travel

What to do in Point Pelee other than birdwatch

Point Pelee boasts some of the best birding in the country, but there's lots of other things to do in the park. Here's a few of them.

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Environment

Five family-friendly nature activities to try this summer

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Kids

Animal Facts: Caribou

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Kids

Animal Facts: Great blue heron

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Closeup image of 99-million-year-old bird wings encased in amber, showing feather detail

Environment

Ancient wings encased in amber offer new insights into bird evolution

The 99-million-year-old specimens were discovered for sale in an amber market in Myanmar

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People & Culture

Coppermine 2012: Expecting the best; preparing for the worst: Boys in the woodz

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Gordon Hempton records audio in Grasslands National Park

Science & Tech

The sounds of silence 

A sound artist listens for quiet in Grasslands National Park

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Travel

Rare birds

Spread your wings with birdwatching’s elite guard in south Texas

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People & Culture

The truth about trailblazing

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

Exploration

Subterranean trailblazers 

Caving: The ultimate underground sport

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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

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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CAE ships anchored at Bernard Harbour, Nunavut, in 1914

Exploration

Canada’s unsung expedition

A century after the start of the thrilling expedition that strengthened claims to Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic, the first Canadian Arctic Expedition remains a largely unknown part of the country’s history

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Environment

Deep freeze kills emerald ash borer

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People & Culture

Ready for a wilderness adventure? Take the quiz!

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Science & Tech

Tracking the Arctic’s tiniest creatures reveals surprising insights into Canada’s polar region

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Science & Tech

Scientists reproduce pheromone to count — and fight — mountain pine beetles

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Science & Tech

How studying Arctic marine seabirds helps document pollution trends in the North and beyond

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People & Culture

Again River Expedition: 50 years later, river memories run deep

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Experts at the national bird debate

People & Culture

National Bird Debate kicks off Canada-wide conversation

Experts weighed in on Canada's national bird in debate at the Canadian Museum of Nature

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