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Telling mining’s story, beyond “sourdoughs and gold pans”

An exclusive excerpt from a new book, Mining Country, which promises to document in detail for the first time an industry critical to Canada’s past, present and future

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Wildlife

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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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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Tundra wolf fall colours

Wildlife

Controversial choice: To cull or not to cull wolf populations in the Northwest Territories

A one-year pilot project is underway in an effort to protect threatened caribou populations in the territory, but some conservation groups say wolf culls miss the bigger picture

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A purple martin silhouetted in flight against a blue sky

Wildlife

Migration in the time of climate change

New technology is helping researchers understand how birds time their migrations when the seasons send mixed signals

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moose alberta population app

Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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Environment

People & Culture

Travel

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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Travel

When coal was king

Drumheller’s Atlas coal mine takes visitors back in time

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Travel

When it comes to volcano tourism, is the reward worth the risk?

In the wake of the sudden deadly eruption of New Zealand’s White Island volcano this week, explorer George Kourounis looks at why we’re drawn to active volcanoes — and how to explore them safely

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Travel

Berlin-Ichthysosaur State Park

How did 40 ancient sea monsters end up in Nevada's Shoshone Mountains?

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Travel

Met Con Blue, Sir!

Bring it … and leave it all on the mountain

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History

Women in Nunavut running across a snow-covered field towards the camera

History

Throwback Thursday: Nunavut up and running

On April 1, 1999, Canada’s youngest population took control of its largest territory. Here’s how Canadian Geographic covered the story. 

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Peel River Expedition 2019 aerial view of Wind River

Exploration

Expedition log: Back to the Peel

David McGuffin shares insights from his daily log during his summer 2018 expedition retracing a legendary trek on the Yukon’s Peel River

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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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People & Culture

Interview with Kim Campbell

She was Canada’s first and, so far only, woman prime minister. These days, the accomplished speaker has championed a number of organizations, such as the Council of Women World Leaders. Here, Campbell discusses her views on women’s issues in Canada.

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Jerry Whitehead

People & Culture

Fall art festivals

Harvesting the talent in Toronto, Halifax, Montréal and Vancouver

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Juvenile salmon swimming with Darwin’s first known sketch of an evolutionary tree layered on top

Wildlife

Tracking salmon viruses

DNA sequencing like that used to track COVID-19 helps scientists trace the origins of salmon pathogens in B.C.

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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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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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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

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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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

Fakes, frauds and fossils

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Wildlife

Proposed changes to Ontario’s Endangered Species Act raise concerns

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Wildlife

New book explores the fascinating cultural history of polar bears

In Ice Bear, Michael Engelhard untangles our complicated love/hate relationship with this iconic Arctic animal

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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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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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Hydroelectric dams supply the majority of power in the Yukon

Science & Tech

New energy in the Yukon

The territory grapples with meeting energy needs of growing populations and booming businesses

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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

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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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

Map Monday – Bad Maps

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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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Mapping

Map Monday: What makes a continent?

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Labrador — Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric generating facility

Science & Tech

Aboriginal hydropower

Navigating the the collaborative future between First Nations and the Canadian hydro industry

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Boreal wetland Algonquin Provincial Park

Environment

It’s time to start paying attention to Canada’s peatlands

A huge part of Canada's northern geography, peatlands are critical to regulating our climate — and more

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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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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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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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Environment

Reaction to the decision to open more than half of the Yukon’s Peel Watershed region to development

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A still shot from the Fort McMurray International Airport webcam showing explosive development of the fire near the city on the afternoon of May 4th.

Environment

Why the Fort McMurray wildfire was a disaster waiting to happen

Fire behaviour experts who have been monitoring conditions in Alberta say it was only a matter of time before a life-threatening situation developed

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Photo courtesy Howard Falcon-Lang

Environment

Oldest known pine tree fossils discovered in Nova Scotia

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Science & Tech

Innovative techniques monitor polar bears without disturbing them

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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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People & Culture

Working wonders with mine waste

How scientists in Morocco hope to turn huge slag piles of coal mining waste into bricks and transform the city of Jerada in the process

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Still from Living with Giants

People & Culture

Five documentaries that highlight geography at Hot Docs

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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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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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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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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

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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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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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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Science & Tech

Biology brothers win Brockhouse Canada Prize

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Travel

Scientists discover jet lag gene in mice

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Adrienne White in July 2014, near Milne Fiord on northern Ellesmere Island.

People & Culture

2015 RCGS research grantees

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People & Culture

Arctic airships

These dirigibles might be the solution to transportation challenges in the changing North

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early mailbox

History

The rise and fall (and rise?) of postal delivery

All hail snail mail

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mapping the north

History

Two geographers try to map Canada’s true North

Defining where southern Canada ends and the North begins is trickier than it seems

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Exploration

Sir John Franklin’s HMS Terror believed found in Arctic

Archaeologists may have finally located the historic vessel that disappeared 168 years ago in Canada's north

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Science & Tech

Librarians and researchers react to government library closures

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