About "COVID-19"

A collection of our reporting on the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.

Cyclist prepares to cross bridge

A cyclist prepares to cross the Humber Bay Arch Bridge in Toronto. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Canada, many cities have moved to add space for safe outdoor recreation. (Photo: Jonathan Dakin/Can Geo Photo Club)

Cyclist prepares to cross bridge
Six urban planning experts share their views on municipal actions during COVID-19
A northern cardinal in a tree

Attracting a range of birds to your yard is easy with a few simple and inexpensive modifications. (Photo: Alexander Wywial/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Alexander Wywial/Can Geo Photo Club
You’ll be amazed at the feathered friends you can attract to your yard by following these simple tips
Arctic lichen

One example of the lichen POLAR researcher Ian Hogg monitors using probes and satellite images. (Photo: POLAR)

Photo: POLAR
With Canada’s North effectively closed, how are researchers changing their plans?

David Walter-Toews' updated book expands to take an interdisciplinary look at the transmission of diseases. (Photo: Jennifer Firestone)

(Photo: Jennifer Firestone)
David Waltner-Toews speaks about his updated book On Pandemics: Deadly Diseases from Bubonic Plague to Coronavirus
Gatineau, Que. tornado Sept. 21, 2018

A tornado touches down in Gatineau, Que. on Sept. 21, 2018. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic
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 

A black bear is seen in a still from the camera traps placed in Cathedral Provincial Park by Cole Burton's lab. (Photo: Cole Burton)

Photo: Cole Burton
The slowdown of human activity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to some surprising benefits for wildlife conservation. Can we keep them going after the danger has passed?

If the COVID-19 pandemic has given you more time to read, you're not alone. (Photo: WallPaperSafari)

Photo: WallPaper Safari
The COVID-19 pandemic has given many of us more time to read. Here’s what our team recommends you pick up next.
Madagascar spider tortoise

A baby Madagascar spider tortoise, hatched at the Toronto Zoo on May 2, 2020 — the zoo’s first successful reproduction of the critically endangered species. (Photo: The Toronto Zoo)

Photo: The Toronto Zoo
Animal care, public education continue to be top priorities in spite of major revenue losses

IKEA, a Tree Canada sponsor, provides volunteers at a tree planting event in spring 2019. (Photo: Tree Canada)

Photo: Tree Canada
Organizations say it’s too early to determine long-term effects
Wildlife Enforcement Directorate Office

Senior wildlife officer Andrew Bruce holds an elephant tusk in Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Wildlife Enforcement Directorate evidence room in Burlington, Ont. The international trade in wildlife is believed to be a major contributing factor in the emergence of new pathogens like the novel coronavirus. (Photo: Peter Power/Can Geo)

(Photo: Peter Power/Can Geo)
The SARS outbreak of 2003 showed us the consequences of environmental degradation and the commodification of wild animals. Why hasn’t anything changed? 
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