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Environment

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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climate change

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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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

Canadian photojournalist shortlisted for international award for powerful shot of kangaroo and joey

Jo-Anne McArthur’s photo of a kangaroo and joey who survived the 2020 Australian bushfires is up for the 2021 People’s Choice Award in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

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Adam Lajeunesse at Ulukhaktok, N.W.T.

People & Culture

Q&A: Arctic policy expert Adam Lajeunesse on the future of Canada’s north

How Donald Trump, Russian icebreakers and a warming climate might affect the top of the world

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Science & Tech

Climate change study cancelled due to climate change

A northern research expedition has been postponed until July due to unusually hazardous ice conditions

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Science & Tech

Wildlife

the young male beluga swimming the Nepisiguit River

Wildlife

How a stranded beluga whale was successfully moved to St. Lawrence River

This first of its kind collaboration led to the rescue of baby beluga in Nepisiguit River

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Snapping turtle by roadside

Wildlife

Ontario turtle rescue centre sees spike in patients

The Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre has treated some 650 injured turtles this year, mostly as a result of motor vehicle impacts

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Wildlife

Rescued baby whale’s struggle to survive

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captive belugas

Wildlife

Vancouver Parks Board bans display of live cetaceans at Vancouver Aquarium

The aquarium is concerned for the future of its marine mammal rescue program

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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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Travel

Exploration

Exploration

Excerpt from This One Wild Life: A mother-daughter wilderness memoir

Author Angie Abdou’s novel explores parenting and marriage in a summer of unforeseen outcomes and growth

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History

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Leach's storm petrels fly above rough sea

Wildlife

Walrus watching, sleepy bats and lost petrels

Plus: protecting Canada’s caribou and the struggle of the black spruce

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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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View of the Bellot Strait from the Voyager's bow

History

What’s next for the Franklin wreck?

Plans for the still unidentified ship remain unclear

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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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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

Interview with Heidi Wyle

The celebrated author talks about the background to her forthcoming book

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History

75 years after Viola Desmond’s stand against segregation, former theatre honours her legacy

On Nov. 8, 1946, Viola Desmond made history at the Roseland Theatre in New Glasgow, N.S. Seventy-five years later, the building’s exterior pays tribute to her life through art.

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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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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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Exploration

Jill Heinerth on spending the pandemic underwater

Episode 35

The RCGS Explorer-in-Residence returns to the Explore podcast to share an exciting project she’s been working on close to home

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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

Huge landslide nearly goes unnoticed in Yukon

A cataclysmic landslide occurred in Canada last month – and hardly anybody noticed.

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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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Canadian Geographic editors' favourite travel 2016

Travel

Editors’ choice: Six travel highlights from 2016

Can Geo editors reveal their favourite destinations and travel experiences from the past year

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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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Exploration

Surviving the Race to Alaska

This motor-free ocean race — with vessels ranging from paddleboards to pedal-assist sailboats — is less about how fast you can go and more about whether you get there at all

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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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Mapping

Mapping traditional place names in Canada’s North

The staff of the Inuit Heritage Trust is racing across Canada’s North to document traditional Inuit place names before much of that knowledge passes on with the elders who hold it. Canadian Geographic sits down with lead researcher Lynn Peplinski.

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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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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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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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Science & Tech

Testing, testing: Inuit hunters and scientists work together to ensure walrus meat safe to eat

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Science & Tech

The Arctic voyages of the intrepid ringed seal

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Science & Tech

Canadian Space Agency announces final 17 astronaut candidates

The final stage of a recruitment process that began almost a year ago with 3,700+ applicants has begun

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Science & Tech

How GPS is killing navigation, and why schools need to fix it

Satellite navigation is fallible and our ubiquitous reliance on it is eroding our natural way finding abilities, argues Roger McKinlay

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Science & Tech

Getting an underwater grip

The latest update in diving suit technology

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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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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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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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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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Tilikum, a captive killer whale

Wildlife

Throwback Thursday: Dying killer whale reignites captivity debate

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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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People & Culture

New book tells the story of the life of — and search for — the HMS Investigator

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People & Culture

An Arctic fieldtrip

A group of students from around the world who embark on an unforgettable journey of Arctic education wind up discovering something about themselves in the process

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People & Culture

Learning the land

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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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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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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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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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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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Alice helps Bruce find his footing in the dense tundra scrub as the team portages during the Together to the Tundra expedition.

People & Culture

How a sunken canoe improved an Arctic adventure

This summer the RCGS-supported expedition Together to the Tundra spent two months canoeing through some of Canada's most remote landscapes. Here, Dan Clark tells one of their stories.

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People & Culture

Expedition explores Aboriginal knowledge of Franklin ships

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Travel

Met Con Blue, Sir!

Bring it … and leave it all on the mountain

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Travel

The Ghost of Christmas Past

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Travel

Featured destination: Sable Island 2016

Join the Canadian Geographic Photo Club aboard the Ocean Endeavour with Adventure Canada for a spectacular voyage by sea to Sable Island, Nova Scotia

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Columbia OutDry EX Platinum Tech Shell

Travel

Gear Review: Two fall jackets from Columbia

The Departure Point jacket and OutDry shell have you covered this season, rain or shine

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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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