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Science & Tech

Animals inside out at the Museum of Nature

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Environment

Three hikers stand with arms around each other looking at a waterfall

Environment

We need the wild — and it needs us

The author, conservationist and nature-deficit expert Richard Louv on the importance of connecting with the natural world

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Environment

Excerpt from A Book of Ecological Virtues

The Anthropocene is a proposed geological epoch dating from the commencement of significant human impact on Earth's geology and ecosystems

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Richard Louv Our Wild Calling

Environment

Habitat of the heart

An exclusive excerpt from nature-deficit disorder expert Richard Louv's new book Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives — and Save Theirs

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Two moose stand by the side of the road

Environment

Wildlife can be saved from becoming roadkill with a new tool that finds the best locations for fences

An estimated 29 million mammals are killed each year on European roads

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Toronto Zoo researchers using the Clam Counter app

Environment

When it comes to conservation research, are zoos and aquariums doing enough?

A new study finds zoos and aquariums in Canada are publishing more peer-reviewed research, but there is still more to be done

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People & Culture

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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People & Culture

Island of the Sea Wolves: behind the scenes of the Netflix hit series

Documentary director Chelsea Turner on the making of the three-part series, which stars the incredible sea wolf

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People & Culture

A community’s quest to document every species on their island home

Naming leads to knowing, which leads to understanding. Residents of a small British Columbia island take to the forests and beaches to connect with their nonhuman neighbours 

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a prairie chicken dancer and his daughter at Wanuskewin Heritage Park

People & Culture

Connecting to 6,000 years of history at Wanuskewin Heritage Park

The cultural site near Saskatoon is working to connect non-Indigenous and Indigenous people to 6,000 years of the region’s First Nations heritage

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People & Culture

10 bonus facts about Canadian people, places and society

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animal facts

Kids

Animal Facts: Arctic fox

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History

History

Returned Inuit artifacts on exhibit in Nunavut

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Animals in War Dedication in Ottawa

History

Animals that played a part in the First World War

From horses to dogs to glowworms, these animals helped soldiers

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Neptune, a Newfoundland dog who sailed on HMS Erebus

History

The animals of the Franklin Expedition

It wasn't just men who sailed into the Arctic's unrelenting grip in 1845

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Franklin expedition epaulettes

History

Artifacts retrieved from Erebus wreck reveal snapshot of life on doomed ship

“Most successful season” of exploration since the wreck was discovered surfaces 350 artifacts from officers’ quarters

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History

10 surprising facts about Canadians in cinema

Happy National Canadian Film Day! Here's some fun facts about Canadians in cinema

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Wildlife

The illegal wildlife trade is a biodiversity apocalypse

An estimated annual $175-billion business, the illegal trade in wildlife is the world’s fourth-largest criminal enterprise. It stands to radically alter the animal kingdom.

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Wildlife

Punctuation’s mark: Can we save the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale?

After a series of mass deaths in recent years, what can we do?

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Kids

Animal Facts: Orca

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History

New exhibit spotlights weird and wonderful artifacts from Canadian history

The Canadian Museum of History’s newest exhibit, Unexpected! Surprising Treasures From Library and Archives Canada, opens Dec. 9

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Wildlife

New book explores the secret emotional lives of animals

In his new book The Inner Life of Animals, Peter Wohlleben offers a compassionate glimpse into the surprisingly complex emotional lives of creatures both wild and domestic 

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Kyle Mac as Don - Courtesy of CBC (Photo Credit: Steve Wilkie)

Wildlife

Q&A: Director Mike Clattenburg on “Crawford,” a comedic tribute to raccoons

In new CBC comedy series Crawford, the ubiquitous backyard bandits get something of an image overhaul 

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Wildlife

Scientists solve mystery of lunge-feeding whales

Plus: Arctic-bound beavers, New Brunswick’s rare vulture visit, Manitoba’s cougar comeback and Canada’s feistiest flora

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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Toronto Animal Services overwhelmed by distemper outbreak among raccoons

Plus: hybrid birds, a new study on tiger sharks, the importance of parks and octopuses that throw

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Kids

11 amazing facts about Canada’s bear species

Did you know polar bears aren’t actually white? Or that bears mark their territory by rubbing their backs on trees?

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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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Environment

Canadian seahorse expert wins leading animal conservation prize

UBC prof Amanda Vincent won the $250,000 Indianapolis Prize for her work on ocean conservation

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Watermelon snow on Mount Garibaldi

Environment

22 facts and figures from the Alpine Club of Canada’s 2019 State of the Mountains Report

The Alpine Club of Canada covers everything from wildfires to watermelon snow in its recently published annual report on Canada’s alpine environments

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Environment

Fun facts to celebrate International Day of Forests

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Environment

10 surprising facts about Canadian geography

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Environment

10 surprising facts about Canadian weather

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Photo: Robert Pittman/Wikimedia Commons

Wildlife

Ontario outlines new rules for captive marine mammals

Ontario government hopes to be the first in Canada to improve the quality of life for marine animals in captivity.

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A wolf next to British Columbia's Columbia River. (Photo: Domenico Battaglia/CG Photo Club)

Wildlife

Wolf cull in British Columbia spawns controversy

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Kids

Animal Facts: Atlantic puffin

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Wildlife

11 fun lagomorph facts for Lunar New Year

It’s the Year of the Rabbit! Here are Can Geo’s favourite facts on the taxonomic order that houses rabbits, hares and pikas 

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Wildlife

Celebrating Polar Bear Week with a collection of our favourite bear-themed stories

Honouring one of Canada’s most beloved bears with stories about how polar bears hunt, how they are adapting to life on land, how they may have evolved and more!

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Kids

Animal Facts: Atlantic cod

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Kids

Animal Facts: Canada goose

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Kids

Animal Facts: Grizzly bear

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Kids

Animal Facts: Kermode (spirit) bear

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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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People & Culture

New Land Expedition: Fun facts

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People & Culture

10 surprising facts about Canadian structures

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People & Culture

10 surprising facts about sports and leisure

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History

10 surprising facts about Canadian innovations

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History

10 surprising facts about communication in Canada

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History

10 surprising facts about Canadian pop culture

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History

Video: Franklin artifacts at the Museum of Nature

Take a behind-the-scenes look at some of the artifacts found at previously discovered Franklin sites

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Wildlife

Newfoundland fossil shows signs of oldest animal

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Common loon with babies

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Is the iconic loon in trouble?

Plus: Cross-dressing hummingbirds, tracking genetically modified animals, and Arctic “junk food”

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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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tagged Bear 122 in Banff

Wildlife

Wildlife photographers banned from using radio receivers to find animals

Parks Canada announces $25,000 fines for tracking collared wildlife in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks

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Wildlife

Five fascinating facts about beavers

Love them, hate them or love to hate them, this industrious animal takes the spotlight on April 7 for International Beaver Day

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North American dark-eyed junco on a pine branch

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Animals are “shape-shifting” to cope with climate change

Plus: Tree species at risk, inbreeding polar bears, and a 20,000-kilometre butterfly chase

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Wildlife

Shark facts to kick off Shark Week

To kick off Shark Week, here are 10 facts about some of the sharks that swim in Canadian waters.

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