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Researchers from the international PoLAR-FIT team are revealing a four-million-year-old forest beautifully preserved in permafrost and peat on Nunavut’s Ellesmere Island

The main expedition campsite of the PoLAR-FIT research team, just southwest of the Fyles Leaf Beds fossil site on Ellesmere Island. (Photo: Alexandra Rouillard)

Photo: Alexandra Rouillard
Researchers from the international PoLAR-FIT team are revealing a four-million-year-old forest beautifully preserved in permafrost and peat on Nunavut’s Ellesmere Island
Ross in the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre analyzing water samples. Credit is: Steven Hargreaves

Peter Ross in the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre analyzing water samples. (Photo: Steven Hargreaves)

Photo: Steven Hargreaves
Peter Ross, vice-president of Ocean Wise, explains his work on marine microplastic pollution and why we all have a role to play in combating it 
Myra Hird

Myra Hird. (Photo: Bernard Clark)

Photo: Bernard Clark
Myra Hird, a sociology professor at the School of Environmental Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., discusses why recycling isn’t a perfect solution 
Adam Shoalts paddles across Great Bear Lake

Royal Canadian Geographical Society Explorer-in-Residence Adam Shoalts paddles through an ice-strewn Great Bear Lake, N.W.T., during his 2017 Trans-Canada Arctic Expedition. (Photo: Adam Shoalts)

Adam Shoalts paddles across Great Bear Lake
An exclusive excerpt from the new book Beyond the Trees: A Journey Alone Across Canada's Arctic by Royal Canadian Geographical Society Explorer-in-Residence Adam Shoalts
A portrait of Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall founded the Jane Goodall Institute in 1977 to research and protect chimpanzees. With 34 locations around the world, including Canada, the institute has also become a world-leader in community-driven conservation. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Can Geo)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Can Geo
The pioneering primatologist talks about her time with chimpanzees, what inspired her to become an activist and what individuals can do to help the planet
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

The fin of a humpback whale, a key species for scientists studying the health of the planet’s oceans, emerges from the Southern Ocean’s Wilhelmina Bay. (Photo: Adeline Heymann)

Photo: Adeline Heymann
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
Canadian Geographic, November/December 2019 cover, Wolves

Photo: Ian McAllister

Photo: Ian McAllister
The voters have spoken!
Toad River in the Muskwa-Kechika region of B.C.

Almost completely roadless, the Muskwa-Kechika contains the headwaters of important rivers and critical habitat for a variety of wildlife. (Photo: Ryan Dickie, winterhawkstudios.com)

Photo: Ryan Dickie, winterhawkstudios.com
By protecting the Muskwa-Kechika, a vast, wild region of mountains, glaciers, and boreal forest in north-central B.C., we can create a climate refuge for vulnerable species
Diana Beresford-Kroeger To Speak for the Trees

Diana Beresford-Kroeger, author of the new book To Speak for the Trees, at home in her garden in Merrickville, Ont. (Author photo: Colin Rowe; cover image courtesy Penguin Random House Canada)

Author photo: Colin Rowe; cover image courtesy Penguin Random House Canada
An exclusive excerpt from botanist Diana Beresford-Kroeger’s new book about how forests can not only heal us but save the planet

Photo: Adobe Stock

Photo: Adobe Stock
A recent European study found microplastics in the stools of healthy individuals, suggesting that plastics have spread throughout the food chain
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