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Get to know Canada’s shark species

Meet some of the incredible toothy predators swimming off our shores

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Travel

Three reasons to visit La Paz, Mexico

From snorkelling with whale sharks to savouring fully-loaded Mexican hot dogs, here's why La Paz should be on your list of places to travel next

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Travel

Greg Snell works overtime at the Best Job in the World

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Travel

The spell of the Yukon 

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

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Travel

Met Con Blue, Sir!

Bring it … and leave it all on the mountain

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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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Wildlife

Weird and wonderful images from B.C.’s seafloor observatory

In honour of VENUS’s anniversary, here are ten cool images it has captured in its decade of operation

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Wildlife

Egyptian scientists discover new species of ancient four-legged whale

The predatory whale’s scientific name pays tribute to Anubis, the ancient Egyptian god of death

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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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Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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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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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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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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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

The Arctic voyages of the intrepid ringed seal

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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

Five ways drones are being used for good

Unmanned aerial vehicles are controversial; we explore their pros and cons

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Science & Tech

Biodiversity at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean

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Bioluminescent life

Science & Tech

Paddling through Puerto Rico’s bioluminescent waters

A night tour of Mosquito Bay’s glowing fish

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Peter Ross analyses water samples from various locations for microplastic threads

Environment

Why forensics could be key to untangling the ocean microplastics crisis

Scientist Peter Ross uses all the high-tech tools of a crime scene investigator — except his crime scene is the open ocean

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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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Kids

11 kid-friendly facts about Canada

11 facts about Canada and Canadians that are sure to entertain children of all ages

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Kids

Whale watching and fishing on Canada’s Coolest School Trip

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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

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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YellowBelly Brewery and Public House in St. John’s

People & Culture

Ten best microbreweries

Some of Canada’s best brewpubs

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People & Culture

Web series profiles raise awareness of Arctic research

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People & Culture

A historic passage

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Photo courtesy Jill Heinerth

People & Culture

Bell Island Expedition begins school outreach

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A Canada lynx stands alert in the snow

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: orca, wolves, skates, hares and pronghorns

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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Woman wearing winter boots on a snowy street

Travel

Putting three Columbia boots to the winter weather test

Can Geo staff tested three styles of lightweight but warm winter boots 

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Travel

Rare birds

Spread your wings with birdwatching’s elite guard in south Texas

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Travel

Ground Control to Earth Explorers Everywhere

At The Manitoba Museum, learn what it takes to explore the world’s wildest places

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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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Environment

Life on mountains in the sea

Two marine biologists offer a glimpse of life at the bottom of the ocean during 2018, 2019 and 2020 seamount expeditions 

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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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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

New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities

Mangroves provide a range of benefits, including protection from storms and the prevention of coastal erosion

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A display at the Ontario Science Centre's 2016-17 exhibit, Wild Weather

Environment

New Toronto exhibit explores the wilder side of weather

The Ontario Science Centre's Wild Weather exhibit tackles Canadians' favourite watercooler subject

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Louie Kamookak by Robert Carter

Exploration

Canada’s 90 Greatest Explorers: Crucial communication

Part of our roundup of Canada’s 90 greatest explorers, these 15 explorers harnessed the power of storytelling to inspire others to discover and care for our world

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A grizzly bear shakes water from its fur in a river

Wildlife

Broughtons in the balance: As salmon runs fail, grizzlies are on the move

Salmon runs are failing and grizzlies seem to be on the move in the islands between mainland B.C. and northern Vancouver Island. What’s going on in the Broughton Archipelago?

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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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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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History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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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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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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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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Chart: This sea surface temperature anomaly chart created November 2 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows an area of warmer-than-normal water off the coast of British Columbia, colloquially known as

Wildlife

Blob blamed for marine-life upheaval in Pacific

The blob isn’t consuming everything in its path — but it is having a notable impact on marine life in the region.

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Environment

What lies beneath: Ghost gear in our oceans

Ghost gear — lost or abandoned fishing gear — is a major problem in our oceans, but renewed efforts are underway to clean it up

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Environment

Oceans can be restored in the next 30 years, scientists say

Study outlines five actions to boost ocean productivity and biodiversity by 2050

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Wildlife

Pacific killer whales are dying — new research shows why

In the 1990s, an abrupt decline in the fish-eating southern resident population dropped to 75 whales from 98

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Environment

Joe MacInnis on climate change challenges

The renowned underwater explorer talks about his experience navigating the depths of an angry Mother Ocean

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Wildlife

How Canada is fighting illegal fishing

Illegal fishing is one of the greatest challenges to ensuring the sustainability of ocean resources, says Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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History

Manitoba mosasaur declared world’s largest

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Environment

Excerpt: The Ocean’s Whistleblower

David Grémillet explores the remarkable life and work of fisheries scientist Daniel Pauly

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Wildlife

Ocean Wise works to save commercial fishing and ocean species with sustainable seafood

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