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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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Wildlife

Wildlife

Catch-and-release policy to remain in effect for Maritime Atlantic salmon

Conservation groups say current catch-and-release policies are a good start to helping salmon stocks recover, but don't go far enough

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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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moose alberta population app

Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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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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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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Mapping

Environment

A hazy view over Quebec’s Parc national des Monts-Valin

Environment

When it comes to stream health, land use and protection matter

Streams surrounded by intact forest are better at providing clean water, carbon storage and wildlife habitat

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Minister Wilkinson

Environment

Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson on the future of Canada’s oceans

The new Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard sits down with Canadian Geographic for an exclusive interview on a range of topics, from salmon to whales to ‘last ice’

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Trees line a shimmering lake with the sun peeking above in the left top corner

Environment

The Ontario Greenbelt is expanding — So what does that mean?

The expansion could offer economic, social and environmental benefits to the area

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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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Banana tree fibre paper

Environment

Eco-friendly paper

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

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Travel

Science & Tech

Science & Tech

Tracking the Greenland shark’s Arctic movements

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Japanese tea house and gardens

People & Culture

Reimagining Canada’s first Japanese tea house

Eighty years after looting destroyed a storied Japanese tea house, a community is committed to redress the historical injustice

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UAlberta researchers compiled the full genome of the bighorn sheep using its domestic cousin as a reference point. (Photo: Joshua Miller)

Wildlife

Bighorn sheep genome sequenced

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Wild parsnip from above. (Photo: Joshua Mayer/Wikimedia Commons)

Wildlife

Invasive Species Centre on wild parsnip

Dilhari Fernando, executive director of Canada’s Invasive Species Centre, discusses Wild Parsnip, which is classified as a noxious weed in Ontario

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Wildlife

Think like a bear: learning to coexist

Human and bears sharing more landscapes now than ever before. As we continue to invade their world, will we be able to coexist?

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Empty indoor mall with closed stores

People & Culture

How Canadian cities are reinventing their shopping malls

As cities grapple with the challenge of redeveloping their first suburbs, malls could become the community spaces they were originally intended to be

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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

Shark tag finds its way home

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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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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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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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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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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 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

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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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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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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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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Crew from the Martin Bergmann pull their zodiac onto an island in the Queen Maud Gulf

History

Looking for nautical clues on land

With poor conditions hampering the search on the water, Parks Canada archeologists take to the ground

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History

War of 1812 turns 200

In 2012, the Niagara region dusts off old battle sites to commemorate the war that defined our borders

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A recent study shows Parks can play a role in introducing newcomers to Canadian society

People & Culture

Natural connection

A study shows spending time in the great Canadian outdoors can help immigrants feel more at home

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Environment

Seven important things to know about wetlands

In honour of World Wetlands Day 2016, here are seven facts you may not have known about these vital ecosystems.

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At six acres, the green roof that covers the West Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre is the largest in Canada

Environment

Five of Canada’s most innovative green roofs

From Vancouver to Montreal, green roofs are changing the upper levels of urban centers

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Mapping

Mapping 40 years of Canadian urban expansion

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Photo: @Penalosa_G/Twitter

Environment

Canadian Parks Summit makes history

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People & Culture

Learning the land

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Map

Mapping

Adam Fenech on P.E.I.’s rising sea levels

How a digital visualisation is showing islanders the future toll of climate change on their home

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Travel

What Defines a Tough Mudder?

Risk taking, thrill seeking, a talent for teamwork and a dash of being awesome at life

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A pair of horned grebe chicks on a pond

Wildlife

11 species added to Canadian at-risk list

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The French town of Chamonix as seen from the top of the Vertical Kilometre

Travel

Mist-shrouded peaks and macchiatos: A summer sojourn in the Alps

Testing Columbia Sportswear's newest gear in the birthplace of mountain climbing 

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Dawson City's old swimming pool

People & Culture

New film explores history of Dawson City through lost footage

Director Bill Morrison discusses Dawson City: Frozen in Time and the bizarre story of the Dawson City film collection 

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Travel

Canada’s best spots to surf year-round

World-class waves and a growing community are quickly making Canada a top surfing destination

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Mapping

The maps that revolutionized how Canadians profited from the land

Before the Canada Land Inventory, farmers had to rely on instinct and chance to find the best land

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People & Culture

Coppermine 2012: Expecting the best; preparing for the worst: The bugs

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Photo Courtesy Dana Meise

Exploration

What it’s like to walk to Canada’s three oceans

Dana Meise reflects on his seventh season of walking the Trans Canada Trail, and how it feels to be so close to completion

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Travel

Canadian Geographic’s best of summer 2013 gear list

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Travel

Churchill photo tour

Take a walk with photo editor Jessica Finn and associate editor Michela Rosano as they explore Churchill, Manitoba during polar bear season on assignment for Canadian Geographic

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Map of Canada's Great Trail

People & Culture

The Great Trail nears completion, connecting Canada’s three oceans

Formerly known as the Trans Canada Trail, the Great Trail celebrates the country's natural splendour and will be nearly 24,000 kilometres when fully connected by the end of 2017

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Environment

Space invasion: Is it too late to save the Great Lakes?

How a cocktail of invasive species and global change is altering the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River ecosystem

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Travel

Trans Canada Trail celebrates 30 years of connecting Canadians

The trail started with a vision to link Canada coast to coast to coast. Now fully connected, it’s charting an ambitious course for the future.

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Sudbury, Ont.

Travel

Three cities

Winter activities in three northern Ontario places

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Wildlife

Is climate change threatening B.C.’s sockeye salmon?

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Travel

Racers, Take Your Marks

The Winterlude Triathlon: Still a kid at 32

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Denise Chisholm, a member of the Whitehorse Cross-Country Ski Club, glides along a trail near the facility in April

Travel

Whitehorse’s cross-country ski culture

Whitehorse’s cross-country ski club is winning big

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Triangle Island is the westernmost island in the Scotts Island archipelago, which supports the highest concentration of breeding seabirds in the Canadian Pacific.

Travel

Birds of the Scott Islands

Islands off of Vancouver Island with the most diverse seabird colony on the West Coast may soon become a marine national wildlife area

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People & Culture

10 surprising facts about sports and leisure

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Wildlife

Amphibians threatened by non-native fish and climate change

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Mapping

What does it take to map a cross-Canada trail?

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Wildlife

Ontario introduces new legislation to halt invasive species invasion

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Mapping

New real-time ice mapping project could save lives

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the forks winter boot winnipeg

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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Calling all Canadians! Ig we gave you $10,000 to fight climate change, how would you do it?

Live Net Zero

Is your household up for the challenge?