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Franklin Expedition

People & Culture

People & Culture

Featured Fellow: Shelley Wright

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former archaeological site is now inundated at high tide. The rich artifact-bearing soil has been washed away, and with it all the Indigenous pot fragments, stone tools, animal bones, and cultural features. Only a few flakes from making stone tools remained scattered amongst the boulders.

People & Culture

“Burning libraries:” The race to save Canada’s coastal archaeological sites before they’re washed away

As sea level rise and the accelerating pace of coastal erosion threaten cultural heritage around the world, Canada has a lot to lose

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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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St. Mark’s School’s grade 2/3 class proudly demonstrates some of the hard work that earned them the Elementary Grand Prize

People & Culture

In for the win

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chef Ned Bell

People & Culture

Seafood chef Ned Bell works to bring sustainability into the kitchen

Bell is the special guest at the upcoming Vancouver GeoGala, an ocean conservation-themed fundraiser for The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

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climate change

Science & Tech

Wildlife

Wildlife

How to fix a turtle

An Ontario centre is charting new horizons in wildlife rehabilitation — one reconstructed turtle at a time

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Painted turtle

Wildlife

Photo gallery: Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

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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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Wildlife

Embracing winter through birding

RCGS Fellow Myrna Pearman offers her tips for a successful winter birding season

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Olympia oysters in water

Wildlife

Olympia oysters show resilience to ocean acidification, study finds

A new study out of Oregon State University offers hope that some marine animals possess natural defenses to ocean acidification

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History

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition flag flies above the One Ocean Voyager

History

Victoria Strait Expedition begins

First official day of the 2014 search for Sir John Franklin’s lost ships

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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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Travel

Gear Review: Columbia Heatzone 1000 Turbodown

With powerful warmth and a pretty profile, the Columbia Heatzone 1000 Turbodown may just be the perfect winter coat for the average Canadian

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Travel

The spell of the Yukon 

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

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Two coastal wolves howl standing on wet sand in front of a blue ocean

Wildlife

The amazing sea wolves of the Great Bear Rainforest

First Nations and scientists work side by side to better understand — and protect — coastal wolves living in the Great Bear Rainforest

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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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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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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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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

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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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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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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Travel

Canada’s best spots to surf year-round

World-class waves and a growing community are quickly making Canada a top surfing destination

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Travel

Dry ice: A guide’s guide to keeping warm on Arctic seas

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Travel

Man on the run: Making the most of Saskatoon’s recreational trails in winter

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Travel

Breaking wind (while also repelling rain): The Westcomb Crest Hoodie

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Carhartt Rockwall Jacket

Travel

Gear Review: Carhartt Men’s Rockwall Jacket

Carhartt’s new Quick Duck 3-in-1 Rockwall Jacket boasts the rugged dependability that the brand is known for, but is stylish enough for casual, day-to-day wear

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The Columbia Men’s OutDry Ex Diamond Heatzone Jacket.

Travel

Columbia’s well-tailored and high-performance parka

Editor Aaron Kylie calls the Men’s OutDry Ex Diamond Heatzone Jacket a "masterpiece"

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jacket coat Columbia winter waterproof

Travel

Warm, waterproof and breathable: Columbia’s new insulated jacket impresses

Senior editor Harry Wilson tries out Columbia’s Outdry Ex Diamond Down Insulated Jacket

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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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Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate at night

Travel

Destination: Chicago

Exploring magnificent buildings, museums, top-notch art and nightlife in the Windy City

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Me & My Microbes gut game

Science & Tech

Exploring the human microbiome, our ‘forgotten organ’

Me & My Microbes: The Zoo Inside You, a new exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, examines the connections between our microbiome and our health

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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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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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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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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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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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The Humber Foton, a new solar-powered boat on the market, takes four to five days of sunshine to get fully charged

Environment

Recreation revolution

From energy-efficient stadiums to solar-powered boats, making leisure time clean and green is all the rage

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Science & Tech

Tracking the Greenland shark’s Arctic movements

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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

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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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)

moose alberta population app

Wildlife

Alberta app to track moose population across the province

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Peregrine falcons are making a comeback in North America.

Wildlife

Resurgence of the peregrine falcon

The fastest animal in the world almost ran out of time in Canada, but a chemical ban helped bring them back to our skies

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Wildlife

What to do when you think you found a fossil

inding the fossilized remains of North America’s oldest known scorpions in a patio stone may seem like a fluke, but in fact backyards often yield fascinating specimens.

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Wildlife

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

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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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A northern cardinal in a tree

Wildlife

7 ways to enjoy birds in your backyard this summer

You’ll be amazed at the feathered friends you can attract to your yard by following these simple tips

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Wildlife

Plankton thought to be extinct has come back to life

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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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

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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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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Team photo from the 2012 search for the lost Franklin ships.

History

Royal Canadian Geographical Society CEO John Geiger gives a sneak peek of this year’s Franklin search

Why this summer’s search for the lost ships of the Franklin Expedition will be the biggest and most advanced ever

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