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Explore presents the Hudson’s Bay Company – Part 2: Early explorers

Episode 13

Host David McGuffin and RCGS Explorer-in-Residence Adam Shoalts reveal some of the compelling figures of the early fur trade in Canada: Henry Kelsey, Samuel Hearne, and the great Dene leader Matonabbee

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People & Culture

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 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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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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moose alberta population app

Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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Before they become majestic and dangerous eating machines, bears are adorable. (Photo: Terri Shaddick/Can Geo Photo Club)

Wildlife

10 adorable photos of baby bears

Before they grow into dangerous and majestic apex predators, bears are ridiculously cute

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Travel

History

History

Q&A: Ken McGoogan on 50 Canadians Who Changed the World

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Articles

Science & Tech

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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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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Science & Tech

Tracking the Greenland shark’s Arctic movements

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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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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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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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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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He's bruised and battered, but is Captain Francis Crozier (played by Jared Harris) beyond all hope in the tenth and final episode of The Terror? (Photo: Aidan Monaghan/AMC)

People & Culture

“The Terror” recap: Episode 10 – Season Finale

Our experts wrap up their discussion of the AMC series about the Franklin Expedition

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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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Ottawa River, watershed, environment

Mapping

Mapping the Ottawa River, ‘the original Trans-Canada Highway’

The Ottawa River is the heart of one of Canada’s most ecologically and economically important watersheds 

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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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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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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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mylene paquette holding a paddle

People & Culture

Meet the RCGS’ newest Explorer-in-Residence: Mylène Paquette

The first North American to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean discusses her new passion for ice canoeing and why protecting Canada's waterways is important

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People & Culture

Photos: Meet Canada’s maple syrup makers

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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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People & Culture

Behind the wires: A look back at Canada’s golden age of telegraphy

On the 175th anniversary of Canada’s first telegraph message, a pioneering telegrapher recalls her exciting career

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People & Culture

10 surprising facts about Canadian structures

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People & Culture

Discover Canada’s regional tartans

Explore Canada's various tartans (and the stories behind them)

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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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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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Great Lakes pollution

Environment

Mapping the human impact on the Great Lakes

From pollution to invasive species, this map charts the extent to which people have affected one of the world’s greatest sources of freshwater

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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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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

Shark tag finds its way home

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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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Frog on leaf

Wildlife

Blurring the edges: A novel form of camouflage discovered with glass frogs

More research necessary to fully understand edge diffusion, say researchers

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Wildlife

Excerpt from Field Notes from an Unintentional Birder

A memoir by Julia Zarankin 

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Ontario’s historic French River was used for centuries as a gateway to Canada’s West

Travel

Paddling the French River

Get in touch with your inner voyageur on a historic waterway

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Hamilton Princess Hotel in Bermuda

Travel

Luxury with a Canadian twist at Bermuda’s Hamilton Princess

The Pink Palace, as it's locally known, offers stylish relaxation, a surprisingly impressive modern art collection, and a few connections to Canada

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Students learn the rules of cricket at Fort Anne, Nova Scotia

Kids

Canada’s Coolest School Trip travels through time in Nova Scotia

Highlights from the first two days of Canada's Coolest School Trip 

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History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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Flight of the Highlanders, settlement, Canada, Scotland, Scottish, Manitoba, Metis

History

Flight of the Highlanders: The Making of Canada

A new book by Ken McGoogan traces the experiences of Scottish Highlanders evicted from their homes to pre-Confederation Canada

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History

Throwback Thursday: a history of maps

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History

Throwback Thursday: Dominion Day

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Challenge finalists

Kids

Can Geo Challenge 2021 National Final Weekend

Meet the top 20 finalists competing in the 2021 Challenge National Final

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Science & Tech

Canadian researchers study space winds in the upper atmosphere

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