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Travel

Exploring the reclaimed wetlands of Toronto’s Tommy Thompson Park

The urban wilderness park’s wetland project sits atop a 10-hectare former waste disposal site in Lake Ontario and will be completed in 2019

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Science & Tech

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

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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Environment

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Exploration

Jill Heinerth on spending the pandemic underwater

Episode 35

The RCGS Explorer-in-Residence returns to the Explore podcast to share an exciting project she’s been working on close to home

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Adam Shoalts, left, and George Kourounis were announced as Explorers-in-Residence of the RCGS on February 28

People & Culture

RCGS announces two new Explorers-in-Residence

Expanded Explorer-in-Residence program to include storm chaser George Kourounis and solo explorer Adam Shoalts

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People & Culture

Eight awesome things that happened at the 2018 RCGS Fellows Dinner

Remembering Louie Kamookak, a new Explorer-in-Residence and other highlights from the 89th Annual College of Fellows Dinner

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People & Culture

Meet the RCGS’ newest Explorer-in-Residence: Mylène Paquette

The first North American to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean discusses her new passion for ice canoeing and why protecting Canada's waterways is important

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Wade Davis addresses the 2017 Royal Canadian Geographical Society College of Fellows Dinner

People & Culture

Eight big moments from the 2017 RCGS Fellows Dinner and AGM

Exploration, education, new Fellows and the launch of RCGS Resolute: here are some of the highlights from the 2017 RCGS Fellows Dinner and AGM

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Exploration

RCGS expedition grants give a huge boost to exciting 2022 journeys

From coast to coast to coast and into the ocean as well, eight grants expand our understanding of Canada

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Wildlife

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The renowned cave diver opens up about her love of exploration and the importance of protecting Earth’s water resources

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Exploration

Why Jill Heinerth is diving beneath Bell Island, Newfoundland

"Bell Islanders are a picture of what it means to be Canadian," says the underwater diver and RCGS Explorer-in-Residence

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Exploration

No boundaries for young explorers

Explorer-In-Residence Jill Heinerth's newest book encourages kids to reach for the stars

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Two divers scuba diving in a cave in the Bahamas

Exploration

A mountain of rock sits above them, and muddy, flooded passages are their only way out

Expert cave diver and RCGS Explorer-in-Residence Jill Heinerth explains the risks and challenges of rescuing a boys’ soccer team trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand

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Exploration

Canada’s 90 Greatest Explorers: Going beyond

Part of our roundup of 90 of Canada’s greatest explorers, these 17 explorers boldly went where few have dared

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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

Speaking up for the spirit bears

A new children’s book from Kids Can Press tells the story of Vancouver native Simon Jackson’s efforts to raise global awareness of the importance of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest

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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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Travel

How to stop a gold rush

The new movement building flourishing tourism hubs across Canada – one sustainable example at a time

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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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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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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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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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Science & Tech

How museums are getting their groove back

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People & Culture

Bell Island Expedition begins school outreach

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Patrol Vessel Inkster, RCMP West Coast Marine Services Division

People & Culture

How the RCMP uphold the law on the sea

As the RCMP celebrates its 100th anniversary, ride along with the force’s little-known West Coast Marine Services division

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People & Culture

Sedna Epic Expedition completing first stage of journey

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Photo: Jill Heinerth

People & Culture

Extreme weather plagues Bell Island diving expedition

Jill Heinerth writes of the howling winds that are causing challenges to her Bell Island, Newfoundland diving expedition

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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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People & Culture

Canada’s greatest modern women explorers

Whether diving in Antarctic waters, making scientific breakthroughs or summiting Everest, these remarkable women are making their mark on Canada and the world.

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The scene at the Canadian Museum of Nature on September 19 for the National Bird Debate

People & Culture

Ten things the RCGS got up to in September

Celebrating the art of cartography, a lively national bird debate and the launch of an exciting educational contest

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People & Culture

Recognizing Women’s Dive Day in 2020

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Exploration

Canada’s 90 Greatest Explorers: Vital insights

Part of our roundup of 90 of Canada’s greatest explorers, these 17 explorers made major contributions to our understanding of Canada’s history and geography

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Exploration

Canada’s 90 Greatest Explorers

On its 90th anniversary, Canadian Geographic presents the 90 most influential explorers in the nation’s recorded history

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Google Earth Voyager story about Canada's original place names

Kids

Exploring Canada’s original place names with Google Earth

Google Earth Voyager story highlights place names and naming practices of Indigenous Peoples across Canada

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People & Culture

Late filmmaker’s final documentary sheds light on sharks in peril

Sharkwater Extinction, the final documentary from Canadian filmmaker and activist Rob Stewart, is now screening across Canada

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People & Culture

Remembering Canadian filmmaker Rob Stewart

RCGS Explorer in Residence and diver Jill Heinerth on the importance of conservation videography

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People & Culture

Robert Bateman among those honoured at Annual Fellows Dinner

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Kids

Calgary teen wins 2016 Canadian Geographic Challenge

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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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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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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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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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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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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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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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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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Environment

Eco-friendly paper

Five eco-friendly products used around the world to create paper

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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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Panorama of Victoria, 1880s

History

New photo exhibit gives a panoramic view of Canada’s cities

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Wildlife

How a new birdsong “went viral” across Canada

A long-term study of white-throated sparrows in Canada found that the birds have mysteriously changed their tune

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