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Scarlet ibises fly above flooded lowlands, near Bom Amigo, Amapá, Brazilian Amazon.

People & Culture

12 incredible images from the 2018 World Press Photo Contest

Tour of winning images to make four Canadian stops, starting July 20 at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa

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Wildlife

The illegal wildlife trade is a biodiversity apocalypse

An estimated annual $175-billion business, the illegal trade in wildlife is the world’s fourth-largest criminal enterprise. It stands to radically alter the animal kingdom.

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Leaf River caribou on the move in Nunavik, Fall 2012

Wildlife

Five important northern wildlife stories to watch

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Environment

Policy reforms needed to protect science from political interference, study says

Recent challenges to evidence-based policy in Canada and the United States highlight a need for more transparency and advocacy for government scientists, study authors say

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A North Atlantic right whale swims alongside a trio of bottlenose dolphins.

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Shrinking right whales, cicada backing bands and a big catch

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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People & Culture

Heinrich Scherer's 1702 chart of the North Pole

People & Culture

Why the North Pole matters: An important history of challenges and global fascination

In this essay, noted geologist and geophysicist Fred Roots explores the significance of the symbolic point at the top of the world. He submitted it to Canadian Geographic just before his death in October 2016 at age 93.

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Exploration

Environment

Coniferous trees lean at different angles in the snow

Environment

Arctic permafrost is thawing. Here’s what that means for Canada’s North — and the world

Permafrost thaw is widespread, accelerating and irreversible. With it comes visible effects on the ecology, hydrology and landscapes, and communities of the North.

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Illustration of Peter Mansbridge and the Northwest Passage

People & Culture

Our Country: Peter Mansbridge on his love for the North

The retired news anchor recalls the emotions he felt while sailing through the Northwest Passage

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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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People & Culture

10 iconic images of Canada from Canadian Geographic’s Instagram community

150 Ultimate Canadian Instagram Photos is available on newsstands now

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People & Culture

The symbolism of refugee ‘arrival kits’

The items given to Syrian refugees — warm clothing, DVDs, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms — represent more than just practical considerations; they're the building blocks of a shared Canadian identity

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History

50 years of multiculturalism: Where lived experiences make history

Dora Nipp, CEO of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario, reflects on the importance of chronicling migrant, ethnic and Indigenous stories as an essential means to understanding Canada in the 20th century and beyond

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A grizzly bear shakes water from its fur in a river

Wildlife

Broughtons in the balance: As salmon runs fail, grizzlies are on the move

Salmon runs are failing and grizzlies seem to be on the move in the islands between mainland B.C. and northern Vancouver Island. What’s going on in the Broughton Archipelago?

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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Burgeoning hope for Alberta’s burrowing owls

Plus: skydiving salamanders, Canada’s returning monarch, orca blubber insights, and the woodpecker-wasp conservation dream team. 

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History

Remembering Canada’s first Olympic hockey gold

Winning gold 100 years ago in Antwerp, Belgium, Canada’s team set a standard for Olympic hockey dominance that would last for three more successive Games

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Two coastal wolves howl standing on wet sand in front of a blue ocean

Wildlife

The amazing sea wolves of the Great Bear Rainforest

First Nations and scientists work side by side to better understand — and protect — coastal wolves living in the Great Bear Rainforest

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History

Celebrating 30 years of Franklin fascination

The re-release of Owen Beattie and John Geiger's Frozen in Time introduces a new generation to a captivating — and still unsolved — mystery 

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Mapping

Nine artworks that reveal the history and perils of exploring Canada’s North

Notable works capture the danger and drama of Arctic exploration

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People & Culture

Truth and reconciliation and a sacred bentwood box

During Truth and Reconciliation Commission events, personal items were placed in a carved bentwood box to symbolize the journey toward reconciliation. How far have we come?

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Adventurer Mylène Paquette, host of the 2018 Challenge final, celebrates with national champion William Chapman

Kids

Ottawa teen crowned 2018 Can Geo Challenge champion

Grade 9 student William Chapman claimed Canada’s top geography prize 

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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

Photos: Best Wildlife Photography 2020

A sneak peek at Canada's top wildlife photos in our new special collector's edition

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People & Culture

Behind the wires: A look back at Canada’s golden age of telegraphy

On the 175th anniversary of Canada’s first telegraph message, a pioneering telegrapher recalls her exciting career

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History

Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Ada Blackjack and the Canadian invasion of Russia

A century ago, a strange drama played out on Wrangel Island in the Russian Arctic. The hero of this tale? A 23-year-old Inuit woman named Ada Blackjack

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Mapping

The Inuit map that helped a Canadian naturalist unravel an ornithological mystery

In 1929, J. Dewey Soper’s quest to find the breeding grounds of the blue goose ended, thanks in part to this marvelously detailed hand-drawn map

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Environment

“We did this:” Is there a way out of our intertwined climate and biodiversity crises?

As the impacts of global warming become increasingly evident, the connections to biodiversity loss are hard to ignore. Can this fall’s two key international climate conferences point us to a nature-positive future?

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People & Culture

Renaming places: how Canada is reexamining the map

The history behind the Dundas name change and how Canadians are reckoning with place name changes across the country — from streets to provinces

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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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People & Culture

10 RCGS updates from October

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

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Photos of projects undertaken by the RCGS in June and July 2016

People & Culture

10 things the RCGS has been up to this summer

It's been an exciting couple of months for The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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Cover of Reclaiming Tom Longboat: Indigenous Self-Determination in Canadian Sport and author Janice Forsyth

People & Culture

Tom Longboat, Indigenous self-determination and discrimination in sport

A new book remembers famed the Onondaga distance runner and explores how Canada uses sport to police Indigenous bodies and identities

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Event co-host Hanna Calbick Sims aims a fan northwards to “Blow Spokane’s smoke away to Canada.” Photo from Facebook.

People & Culture

Smoke-blowing idea catches fire on Facebook

A Spokane, Wash. man’s joke plan to send wildfire smoke back to B.C. got serious uptake

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People & Culture

How Gander’s airport brought Newfoundland into the 20th century

A writer follows his relatives' path across "The Rock", 80 years after they helped put it on the map

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People & Culture

Farewell to the Canadian penny

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monarch butterflies covers the forest floor of El Rosario Butterfly Sanctuary in Michoacán Mexico

People & Culture

15 incredible images from the 2017 World Press Photo Contest

Three Canadian photojournalists among those honoured for visual storytelling 

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A painting of Alex Trebek

People & Culture

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek reveals he’s battling pancreatic cancer

Messages of support have been pouring in for the beloved television personality and Honorary President of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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History

50 ans de multiculturalisme : nous le faisons bien, sauf quand nous ne le faisons pas

Elamin Abdelmahmoud, commentateur culturel et politique pour CBC et Buzzfeed, estime que le Canada réussit parfois, échoue souvent, mais continue d'essayer

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History

50 years of multiculturalism: We do it well … except when we don’t

Elamin Abdelmahmoud, a pop culture and political commentator with CBC and Buzzfeed, explores the tension between the idea and the practice of multiculturalism in Canada — especially if you are a public figure of colour

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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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Environment

Eco-friendly paper

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

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Environment

Guelph soil named official soil of Ontario

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Environment

5 future fixes from WWF Canada’s 2020 Watershed Reports

The report contains both optimism and warnings as Canada and its watersheds struggle with the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change

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Sunlight shining through a thick grove of palm trees

Environment

Tropical forests can handle rising temperatures up to a certain point, study finds

Trees in tropical regions of the globe can withstand temperatures up to 32.3 degrees Celsius and still effectively store carbon

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History

Throwback Thursday: the shipwreck hunter

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History

Timelapse from the Victoria Strait Expedition

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History

Forecasting the White Hurricane

Climatologist David Phillips explores the meteorological legacy of the Great Lakes Storm of 1913

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History

The representation of war shown in Toronto photo exhibit

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History

Throwback Thursday: The flight of the R-100

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Travel

The spell of the Yukon 

An insider’s account of the modern-day gold rush

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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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Travel

10 sites to tour at Doors Open Ottawa this weekend

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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

El Niño brings anchovy influx to British Columbia

Warmer water caused by weather phenomenon the likely reason for the abundance of the tiny oily fish

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Quebec students teach their school about recycling and composting

Kids

Announcing the winners of Canada’s Coolest School Trip 2020

Congratulations to the students of Butler Elementary School from Bedford, Que.

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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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International space station, NASA, space, astronaut, Drew Feustel, ISS Commander

Science & Tech

Ground control to Commander Feustel

A conversation with Drew Feustel, the most recent commander of the International Space Station and a dual U.S.-Canadian citizen, who returned to Earth in October after more than six months in orbit 

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Wildlife

Excerpt from The Canada Jay as the National Bird of Canada

Editor-in-chief and associate publisher Aaron Kylie contributed this chapter to a compilation book about the Canada Jay

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Science & Tech

6 weird ways to combat climate change

 These less-than-conventional methods might be the future front lines of fighting climate change

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