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Seismic trackers record 50 per cent drop in noise during COVID-19

Scientists are calling it the 'anthropause'

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Environment

Vanishing birdsong: How climate change is altering Canada’s soundscape

Indigenous conservationists are listening in to track the impacts of climate change on the boreal forest

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The Trinity Test nuclear bomb fireball

Environment

Anthropocene: Geologists urge global recognition of new, human-influenced epoch

This week, the International Union of Geological Sciences will consider a proposal to add a new epoch to the geologic time scale — one that reflects the impact of human activity on Earth's natural systems

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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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Four mountaineers stand on the summit of mount logan, canada

Exploration

All-Canadian team completes successful expedition to the top of Canada

After being postponed a year due to COVID-19, the Mount Logan Ice Expedition made a successful summit of Canada’s highest peak.

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Exploration

Last icy stand: Scaling Mount Logan

Four researchers team up to ascend Mount Logan, measuring change and resilience on Canada’s highest peak

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Wildlife

History

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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Science & Tech

Exploration

Exploration

Gina Moseley, ice cave explorer

The geologist spoke to Can Geo about exploring the secrets of the Arctic, one cave at a time

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Exploration

A bridge of ice

Ken Hedges of the 1968-69 British Trans Arctic Expedition reflects on the perilous and ground-breaking journey

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Exploration

The cool calling: Glaciologist Alison Criscitiello is redefining the term explorer

She's also combining her knowledge and skills to uncover the secrets of climate change 

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Everest by sunrise

Exploration

The pull of Everest

A century after a Canadian was instrumental in charting the world's highest peak, a fellow Canadian reflects on the magnetism of Everest

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Exploration

Exploration and tourism on the deepest dives

Every dive into the abyss brings back important scientific data and reminds the world of the critical need for protecting the planet’s oceans

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People & Culture

People & Culture

Five newly digitized Indigenous archival records

Viewers can help Library and Archives Canada transcribe archival documents by clicking “Contribute” below each record

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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

Amet*: Understanding the Beothuk

*It means “awake” in Beothuk, the language and people who once called present-day Newfoundland home for about 2,000 years. One young woman, believed to be the last living Beothuk, left a collection of maps and art that help us understand her people’s story.

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People & Culture

The truth about trailblazing

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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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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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Exploration

RCGS-supported expedition discovers deepest cave in Canada

At 670 metres, Bisaro Anima near Fernie, B.C. is confirmed to be Canada's deepest cave

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map of Canada's biggest earthquakes

Mapping

Mapping Canada’s biggest earthquakes

A recent earthquake in Nunavut has drawn attention to Canada's surprising seismic zones

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A wolf walks in front of a forest

Wildlife

The mysterious 500-kilometre, 20-year odyssey of Wolf 57

Plus: a caribou’s dinner, avian “flyways,” what astronauts can learn from squirrels — and blue whale tongue-eating orcas

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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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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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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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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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The USS Johnston shipwreck

Exploration

Locating and diving on the world’s deepest shipwreck

Royal Canadian Geographical Society Fellow Kelvin Murray recounts his role in the record-setting early 2021 expedition

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A large female Greenland shark observed near the community of Arctic Bay, Nunavut

Wildlife

Caught on camera: Elusive Greenland sharks

Using cameras baited with squid, researchers were able to gather information about these ancient Arctic fish without taking any out of the water 

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People & Culture

Fall art festivals

Harvesting the talent in Toronto, Halifax, Montréal and Vancouver

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Environment

2019 was the warmest year on record for the world’s oceans. What does that mean for Canada?

Acidification, disruptions to food webs among the biggest concerns for ocean scientists

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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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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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Environment

Canadian scientists weigh in on the Arctic ozone hole

The largest ozone hole ever recorded above the northern polar region has closed, but scientists are now investigating what it could signal about climate change in the Arctic

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Watermelon snow on Mount Garibaldi

Environment

22 facts and figures from the Alpine Club of Canada’s 2019 State of the Mountains Report

The Alpine Club of Canada covers everything from wildfires to watermelon snow in its recently published annual report on Canada's alpine environments

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A crowd of tourist swarm on a lakeside beach in Banff National Park

Places

Smother Nature: The struggle to protect Banff National Park

In Banff National Park, Alberta, as in protected areas across the country, managers find it difficult to balance the desire of people to experience wilderness with an imperative to conserve it

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Aerial shot of the big bar land slide in fraser river

Wildlife

Insurmountable: The battle to bring a salmon run home

“We just knew no fish would get by. Not without our help.” Behind the scenes of the epic campaign to save a Fraser River salmon run.

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songbird breeding

Wildlife

Audio recordings of birdsong could help estimate breeding status

Threatened olive-sided flycatchers are ‘elusive’ to find, so listening might be the answer

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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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Yellow rails are among the species researchers are tracking using bioacoustics

Wildlife

Researchers tracking climate change with sound

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Franziska Broell at the marine and freshwater Aquatron Laboratory at Dalhousie University, in Halifax

Wildlife

Fish tracking

A “backpack” for cod tracks the fish’s growth

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Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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Wildlife

The Sound of Orcas

Listening to orcas helps researchers understand their behaviour

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Charles Krebs (Photo: Fritz Mueller)

Wildlife

Charles Krebs on the ecology of the Arctic hare

Snowshoe hare researcher talks about his studies of the arctic mammal

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Wildlife

El Niño could bring unusual birds to Canadian backyards

Experts say strong El Niño pattern in the Pacific could cause some unusual bird sightings as winter turns to spring

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Wildlife

Marine mammals at risk as blooms of toxic algae expand northward

Researchers are concerned that climate change could mean prolonged toxic algae blooms are 'the new normal.'

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A model of a woolly mammoth at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Can the woolly mammoth be brought back from extinction?

And moreover, should it? Plus: Dinosaur fight club, birds about town, and tracking whale whoops

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Wildlife

Plankton thought to be extinct has come back to life

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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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Science & Tech

Meet the Canadian astronauts who have lived aboard the ISS

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British Columbia professor uses drone technology in Svalbard

Kids

Hearts in the Ice: Drone technology

Drones are providing new ways of tracking wildlife and mapping changes in the Arctic

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Science & Tech

The North Pole is shifting east

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Science Minister Kirsty Duncan, Arctic, North, research, geology, climate change

Science & Tech

Interview: Science Minister Kirsty Duncan on the future of Arctic research

On her first official visit to the Arctic as Science Minister, Kirsty Duncan drove home the importance of climate research, incorporating traditional knowledge, and funding for innovation and research

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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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Travel

Soothing a winter of discontent: Fjallraven’s Kyl and Kyla parkas emerge as an early frontrunner for gear of the year

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People & Culture

Prepping for the NHL Winter Classic

The lowdown on the big outdoor game

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Science & Tech

The facts on Canada’s cold weather

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Science & Tech

Librarians and researchers react to government library closures

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Dundas street sign with stop light and stop sign

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

Ebola’s evolving geography: Why this year’s outbreak has spread further than ever before

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Science & Tech

Iconic driftwood house preserved in Mackenzie Delta permafrost

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