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teachers caring for students sick with the Spanish Flu

History

The outbreak and its aftermath

The little-known story of the 1918 Spanish Flu and how we're preparing for the next great pandemic

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Mapping

Mapping

‘Absolutely catastrophic:’ Hit hard by pandemic, ecotourism needs help

Remote locations and international clientele make the industry particularly vulnerable

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Mapping

Five conservation experts weigh in on the future for wildlife post-COVID-19

The slowdown of human activity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to some surprising benefits for wildlife conservation. Can we keep them going after the danger has passed?

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Mapping

From air pollution to wildlife sightings: How COVID-19 is changing our world

The pandemic has already had a dramatic impact on the economy and environment, and may even offer clues as to how to more effectively address climate change

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Mapping

A plastic pandemic: The results of COVID-19 PPE pollution

The mismanagement of personal protective equipment waste is contributing to environmental degradation

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Mapping

Conservation efforts mostly halted during COVID-19 pandemic

Organizations say it’s too early to determine long-term effects

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History

Travel

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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People & Culture

climate change

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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Environment

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 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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moose alberta population app

Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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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

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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Exploration

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People & Culture

RCGS presents former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney with its Gold Medal

Originally awarded in 2020 but unheralded due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Society was finally able to present the medal and fête the former PM at an event in Montreal Oct. 27

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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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Cyclist prepares to cross bridge

Mapping

How Canadian cities are adapting to COVID-19

Six urban planning experts share their views on municipal actions during COVID-19

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Mapping

Mapping Canada’s mask-mandatory businesses

Industrial engineer Cheryl White uses visual problem-solving and team engagement techniques in her day job. Now she’s using them to crowdsource a national mapping project.

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Mapping

Q&A: Tom Koch on disease mapping and medical geography

‘Maps aren't magic,’ says University of British Columbia prof — but during disease outbreaks, they can help us sort good information from bad

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Mapping

The ants go marching one by one: Social distancing in the animal kingdom

While we struggle to implement coordinated responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, many species show extreme commitment — even sacrifice

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Canadian Tulip Festival Majors Hill Park Ottawa

Mapping

Keep calm and tulip on: Canadian Tulip Festival goes virtual during COVID-19

Although much of the live festival programming has been cancelled due to the pandemic, flower fans will still be able to celebrate online

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Mapping

COVID-19 will delay arrival of migrant workers, cause problems in supply chain

Only about 50 per cent of asparagus crops will be harvested this year due to delays in migrant workers arriving 

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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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Polar bear Hudson Bay coast

Wildlife

Among the bears

Photographer Martin Gregus recounts his summer 2020 expedition to the western coast of Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba

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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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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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Slide showing photos of the members of the 2021 iGeo Team Canada and their coaches

Kids

Team Canada nabs four medals at 2021 International Geography Olympiad

Each of the four members of Team Canada walked away with a medal following a tough virtual competition

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People & Culture

Statement on COVID-19 from RCGS CEO John Geiger

A message to our readers, Fellows, members and supporters

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Environment

Toronto city council votes to save historic red oak

The fight to save the city’s oldest tree is over, and Zhelevo has won

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Trudeau and the Trebeks

People & Culture

Trudeau, Trebek and a Rear-Admiral: the Royal Canadian Geographical Society bolsters its Fellowship with three incredible leaders

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Jean Trebek and Rear-Admiral Rebecca Patterson join the organization as Honorary Fellows

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People & Culture

An important message from the Governor General

The tradition of viceregal patronage with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society dates back to 1929

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Arctic lichen

Science & Tech

POLAR scientist shares insights on losing summer of Arctic research

With Canada’s North effectively closed, how are researchers changing their plans?

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Exploration

Excerpt from Canadarm and Collaboration: How Canada’s Astronauts and Space Robots Explore New Worlds

With interviews from Chris Hadfield, Marc Garneau, Roberta Bondar, and more, Canadarm and Collaboration is the tale of Canada’s involvement in international space exploration from the 1960s to the present day

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Woman on a stand up paddleboard

People & Culture

Taking a stand on Lake Ontario’s plastic pollution

Rochelle Byrne is paddleboarding 420 kilometres along the shores of Lake Ontario to raise awareness about pollution that has infiltrated the lake

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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

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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History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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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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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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Science & Tech

Tracking the Greenland shark’s Arctic movements

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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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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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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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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

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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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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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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North Atlantic right whale in Gulf

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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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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