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I am Mutehekau Shipu: A river’s journey to personhood in eastern Quebec

In February 2021, the world was introduced to Mutehekau Shipu — also known as the Magpie River — when the people of Ekuanitshit, Que. and the regional municipality made a joint declaration granting the river legal personhood and rights. The declaration carries broad implications for the fight to protect nature across Canada and around the world.

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Environment

Why Canada needs an Environmental Bill of Rights

What do you get the country that has it all for its 150th birthday? 

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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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First Nations protest fracking on Parliament Hill

Environment

Inside the fight for “green rights” in Canada and around the world

Other countries recognize that a healthy environment is a basic human right. A new documentary argues it's time Canada did the same.

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Transient killer whale jumping

Environment

Proposal to reopen commercial seal hunt in B.C. could have consequences for transient killer whales

A controversial proposal to reopen the seal hunt in B.C. might boost numbers of chinook salmon, but at the expense of other marine mammals, says a UBC professor

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Travel

Travel

The left side is the right side, the right side is suicide: Keeping dry in a Jamaican deluge with Lowepro’s DryZone 40

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People & Culture

People & Culture

Featured Fellow: Shelley Wright

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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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The Canadian Museum of Human Rights (Photo courtesy CMHR)

People & Culture

An architectural tour of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The building's design has provoked both admiration and confusion. Get full details from this knowledgeable tour guide.

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Dalee Sambo Dorough speaks at the Inuit Circumpolar Council’s General Assembly

People & Culture

Interview: Dalee Sambo Dorough of the Inuit Circumpolar Council

The Inuit Circumpolar Council’s chair on how Inuit are speaking up about climate change with a global voice

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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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wildlife

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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Wildlife

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Wildlife

Researchers urge summer closures of two East Coast fishing grounds to protect North Atlantic right whale

Population of the endangered whale estimated at 525 

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A whale's tail fin can be seen above the water

Wildlife

Data from space could help protect North Atlantic right whales

The smartWhales program relies on industry collaboration

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Wildlife

North Atlantic right whales died of blunt force trauma, entanglement, necropsies confirm

Results of necropsies on six whales that died this summer in the Gulf of St. Lawrence reveal blunt force trauma and chronic entanglement as cause of death

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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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Wildlife

How often do whales attack ships?

Whales attacking ships are rare (Moby Dick notwithstanding), but a few incidents have been documented through history. Here's why.

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Articles

Wildlife

Death of a whale

When one of the few remaining females of reproductive age in the southern resident population of North Pacific killer whales was found dead near Comox B.C. in 2014, an investigation was launched. The results highlight the challenges of protecting our most iconic marine mammals.

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People & Culture

State of the marijuana nation

One year post-legalization, a look at Canada’s changing relationship with pot

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Bison

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Baby caribou, star-crossed salmon and bringing buffalo back

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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A man watches a helicopter fly low above an icy ocean from his ship.

People & Culture

Safety first, service always: The Canadian Coast Guard turns 60

A celebration of the Canadian Coast Guard’s renowned search-and-rescue capabilities — and more — as the special operating agency turns 60

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CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques receives spacewalk training at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory in Houston.

Exploration

Preparing for launch

A conversation with Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques, who is getting ready to travel to the International Space Station 

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Robson Bight Day to Night

Environment

Day to Night in Robson Bight

For the latest image in his iconic Day to Night series, photographer Stephen Wilkes set his sights on an important ecological reserve in British Columbia. Here's why. 

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Environment

The sixth extinction

The planet is in the midst of drastic biodiversity loss that some experts think may be the next great species die-off. How did we get here and what can be done about it?

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Environment and Climate Change minister Catherine McKenna

Environment

Exclusive interview: Catherine McKenna on the science, community and value of parks

The Environment and Climate Change minister shares insights from her recent tour of Labrador's Nunatsiavut region and Torngat Mountains National Park

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Environment

Alexandra Morton on her battle to save wild salmon

The B.C. based biologist reflects on her decades long fight to preserve the ecosystem she calls home

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Environment

9 ocean stories to mark the UN Decade of Ocean Science

The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science kicks off Feb. 3, 2021

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Researchers from the international PoLAR-FIT team are revealing a four-million-year-old forest beautifully preserved in permafrost and peat on Nunavut’s Ellesmere Island

Environment

Uncovering Pliocene landscapes in Canada’s High Arctic

Researchers from the international PoLAR-FIT team are revealing a four-million-year-old forest beautifully preserved in permafrost and peat on Nunavut’s Ellesmere Island

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Environment

Bioplastics: Don’t let the label fool you

Doing your part as an eco-conscious consumer doesn’t end once you buy a bioplastic product

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Peel River Expedition 2019 aerial view of Wind River

Exploration

Expedition log: Back to the Peel

David McGuffin shares insights from his daily log during his summer 2018 expedition retracing a legendary trek on the Yukon’s Peel River

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Maatalii Okalik

People & Culture

Q&A with Maatalii Okalik

The president of the National Inuit Youth Council talks climate change, women's issues and Inuit culture

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People & Culture

Eight awesome things that happened at the 2018 RCGS Fellows Dinner

Remembering Louie Kamookak, a new Explorer-in-Residence and other highlights from the 89th Annual College of Fellows Dinner

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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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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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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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1768 map showing River Exploits flowing into Lieutenant's Lake, showing Beothuk mamateeks, deer fences and scarecrows.

Mapping

Faded ink: Map tells piece of the Beothuk story in Newfoundland

This map, “taken on the spot in the year 1768,” tells but a tiny piece of the story of Newfoundland’s bygone Beothuk

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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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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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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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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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Kids

Animal Facts: Beluga whale

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Portrait of Viola Desmond

People & Culture

Civil rights activist Viola Desmond to grace new $10 bill

The Bank of Canada has announced that Viola Desmond will become the first Canadian woman to be featured on a regularly circulating banknote in 2018

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People & Culture

Survivor: The story of Phyllis Webstad and Orange Shirt Day

Phyllis Webstad turns her residential school experience into a powerful tool for reconciliation through Orange Shirt Day

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People & Culture

In search of promised lands

Uprooted repeatedly by development projects, the Oujé-Bougoumou Cree wandered boreal Quebec for 70 years before finding a permanent home. For some, the journey continues.

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People & Culture

Backgrounder: the Arctic Council

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People & Culture

Your photos: Peaceful pics we’re loving right now

Photos that bring us peace from our Can Geo Photo Club members

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Students from the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences outside the organization's building in Cape Town, South Africa

People & Culture

The right equation for Africa

How the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences is helping shape the continent's future

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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 Rules and Regulations

Live Net Zero Challenge (2022)

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Wildlife

Fisheries minister addresses recent spate of right whale deaths

Ten caracasses of the critically endangered whale have been found in the past two months. 

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Wildlife

Orca: Endangered Species

Understanding the effects of disturbances on killer whales

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Tilikum, a captive killer whale

Wildlife

Throwback Thursday: Dying killer whale reignites captivity debate

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A black-footed ferret kit is held in a gloved hand in a wooden enclosure

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: moth outbreak, baby ferrets and an unexpected whale visit

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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Wildlife

Working with whales through Direct Action

Sydni Long writes about her experience using citizen-reported sightings for the Ocean Bridge program

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Photo: Michael Nolan/First Light

Wildlife

Playing for belugas

Artists aim to connect with beluga whales through music

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Wildlife

New app aims to help whales and the people who watch them

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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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Gray whale breaching near coastline of trees

Wildlife

New research finds link between solar storms and gray whale strandings

Increase in whale strandings during periods of intense solar activity suggests whales may attune to Earth’s magnetic field for navigation

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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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