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Tiny nanotechnologies are poised to have a huge impact on agriculture

Custom-made nanoscale systems can use precision chemistry to achieve high-efficiency delivery of fertilizers or pesticides

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Environment

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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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Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

Environment

“There’s no coming back from this:” Why the global ocean crisis threatens us all

Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

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Environment

What does sustainable architecture look like in the Arctic?

The conventional thinking around building design in the Arctic is changing to reflect the region’s geographic and cultural diversity and give northerners more agency

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Environment

From plastic trash to treasured art: Five artists invite us to rethink our relationship with plastic

Five new works commissioned by Canadian Geographic offer eye-catching and compelling commentary on the impact of plastic on our planet

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Environment

Eco-friendly paper

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

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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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People & Culture

Travel

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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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

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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2019 Rolex Awards for Enterprise laureate Miranda Wang

Science & Tech

Canadian molecular biologist honoured at 2019 Rolex Awards for Enterprise

25-year-old entrepreneur Miranda Wang recognized for her work on developing a system to recycle previously unrecyclable plastic

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A northern cardinal in a tree

Wildlife

7 ways to enjoy birds in your backyard this summer

You’ll be amazed at the feathered friends you can attract to your yard by following these simple tips

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Exploration

What’s all the fuss about water on the Moon?

Western University professor takes a look at recent discoveries and their importance

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Environment

Plastic is part of the carbon cycle and needs to be included in climate calculations

All the plastic that has ever been produced is part of the carbon cycle

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Science & Tech

Q&A: Gordon Harris on the success and sustainability of UniverCity

The president and CEO of the Simon Fraser University Community Trust discusses the award-winning community in Burnaby, B.C.

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Wildlife

Mapping bear ranges around the world

Canada boasts three of the world’s eight bear species. This brightly-coloured map helps show where they all range.

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Environment

Recycling Agricultural Plastics: Where we’re at in Canada

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Science & Tech

Earth day tips from the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

Make every day Earth Day with these four environmental tips, compliments of the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

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The focus of North America’s first natural resource stampede, beaver pelts attracted legions of traders

Wildlife

Rethinking the beaver

Has there ever been a national symbol more loathed or misunderstood? Has there ever been a more important time for the beaver to flourish?

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Wildlife

Gecko feet inspire new adhesives

Canadian professor uses gecko as inspiration for new adhesives

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Banff National Park, photographed here at Baker Lake in July 2010, contains hot springs. These springs form when groundwater, running deep underground, is heated by the Earth and flows back to the surface. (Davin Martinson/CG Photo Club)

Environment

Groundwater guide

Tips and resources to help you protect your groundwater

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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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Calgary Stampeders players Jabari Arthur, Quincy Butler and Marvin White meet fans and sign autographs

People & Culture

The Grey Cup turns 100

With the 100th Grey Cup set to kick off this November, the Canadian Football League and its rough-around-the-edges charm is winning converts

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Wildlife

Canadian artist to create bird-friendly solar panels for buildings

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Exploration

Canada’s 90 Greatest Explorers: Crucial communication

Part of our roundup of Canada’s 90 greatest explorers, these 15 explorers harnessed the power of storytelling to inspire others to discover and care for our world

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Researchers explore the Tunnunik impact crater in Canada's Arctic

Science & Tech

Le plus grand cratère météorique découvert en dix ans révèle ses secrets

Une nouvelle méthode de cartographie des cratères d’impact pourrait même changer le mode de préparation des astronautes pour la lune et Mars

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Researchers explore the Tunnunik impact crater in Canada's Arctic

Science & Tech

Exposing the secrets of the largest Arctic meteorite crater found in a decade

A new way of mapping impact craters could even change how astronauts prepare for the moon and Mars

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Wildlife

The best of Paul Nicklen

Wildlife photographer Paul Nicklen shares his favourite shots

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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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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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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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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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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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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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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

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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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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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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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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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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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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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

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

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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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

Canada’s greenest prof

Vancouver might just be home to the greenest building in the world. Meet the geography professor who brought it to life.

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Kids

Battle of Vimy Ridge map on tour

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Environment

Canada’s greenest homes

The dos and don’ts of sustainable building

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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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Mapping

The environmental threat of Canada’s shipwrecks

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Science & Tech

Plastic to outweigh all of the fish in the ocean by 2050

Every minute, the equivalent of one garbage truck full of plastic waste leaks into the world’s oceans. By 2050, that’s expected to increase to four trucks per minute

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Science & Tech

How Canadian ice research is changing how offshore structures are built in the Arctic

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People & Culture

New Arctic festival to ease food insecurity and climate change

New festival to increase awareness about climate change in the north while simultaneously raising money to help local food insecurity.

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Science & Tech

Five times drones have done more harm than good

Drones are only as helpful as the people operating them

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Wings of Courage biplanes

Kids

New project features replica First World War biplanes

Wings of Courage, the second installment of the A Nations Soars trilogy, has launched

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Travel

Art North of 60°

The Great Northern Arts Festival Celebrates its 25th

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Environment

Microbes are unique to the cities they live in, study finds

Geography is the number one factor influencing the compositions of bacterial communities

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People & Culture

Young paddlers begin two-month expedition through Canadian north

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Magnificent frigatebirds in Barbuda's mangroves

Travel

Exploring Barbuda’s magnificent frigatebird colony

Barbuda's Codrington Lagoon National Park hosts the Caribbean's largest colony of magnificent (yes, that's their name) frigatebirds every mating season

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Science & Tech

Few winter boots protect wearers from slipping on ice, say researchers

Study tests and ranks the best winter boots on wet and dry ice

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