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A female scuba diver holds a light up to anemones during a night dive

Exploration

Canadian diver named 2019 North American Rolex Scholar

Meet Neha Acharya-Patel, the first Canadian recipient of the prestigious Rolex scholarship from the Our World Underwater Scholarship Society

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History

Science & Tech

Articles

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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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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People & Culture

Recognizing Women’s Dive Day in 2020

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Adrienne White in July 2014, near Milne Fiord on northern Ellesmere Island.

People & Culture

2015 RCGS research grantees

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People & Culture

2016 RCGS Research Grants

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society awarded four $5,000 research grants to Canadian researchers in 2016

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Environment

Wildlife

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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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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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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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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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

“Whale superhighway” map marks World Whale Day

Plus: Marathon hare migrations, increasingly efficient wolves, wandering basking sharks and homemaking bees

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Science & Tech

Tracking the Greenland shark’s Arctic movements

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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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People & Culture

Featured Fellow: Wendy Cecil

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Firewater Multi-Bottle lights up Thomas' tent

Travel

Gear Review: Multi-bottle and sleeping bag

Thomas Hall review the Seattle Sports Firewater Multi-Bottle and Mountain Hardwear Lamina Z Spark sleeping bag

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Travel

Met Con Blue, Sir!

Bring it … and leave it all on the mountain

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Travel

The spell of the Yukon 

An insider’s account of the modern-day gold rush

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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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Steamer at the Old Wharf, Nanaimo. 1958 by E.J. Hughes

People & Culture

Painting the Island

In an era when the art world favoured abstraction, E.J. Hughes painted life as he saw it, and his favourite subject was Vancouver Island 

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The drafters of the St. John’s Declaration

Kids

Education declaration

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Iceberg, Baffin Bay

People & Culture

Igniting passion, sharing science and celebrating success

Since International Polar Year, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation has acted as a catalyst for northern research, funding over 90 scientists at the postdoctoral, Ph.D. and master’s level from universities across Canada

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John Smol is one of the world’s leading Arctic researchers

People & Culture

The change makers: John Smol

The winner of the 2013 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research — the culmination of a career in biology that speaks for itself

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People & Culture

Christopher Ondaatje on David Attenborough

The decorated author and explorer tells stories about the life and character of Britain's legendary broadcaster and naturalist

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Photos of projects undertaken by the RCGS in June and July 2016

People & Culture

10 things the RCGS has been up to this summer

It's been an exciting couple of months for The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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People & Culture

10 RCGS updates from February

Here's a bit of what the RCGS got up to last month

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People & Culture

Five RCGS updates from December

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Louie Kamookak stands with the students and elders participating in the 2015 Malerualik Expedition

People & Culture

10 RCGS updates from September

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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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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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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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Banana tree fibre paper

Environment

Eco-friendly paper

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

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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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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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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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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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