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Limnocorrals intalled in ELA Lake 260 for the BOREAL study.

Limnocorrals installed in ELA Lake 260 for the BOREAL study, which aims to understand the impacts of an oil spill in a freshwater lake. (Photo: Jose Luis Rodriguez Gil)

Photo: Jose Luis Rodriguez Gil
As the federal government considers the fate of proposed pipelines, a unique science experiment aims to understand the consequences of an oil spill in a freshwater lake
2019 Rolex Awards for Enterprise laureate Miranda Wang

Canadian molecular biologist Miranda Wang is pioneering a system to turn previously unrecyclable plastic into reusable chemicals. (Photo: ©Rolex/Bart Michiels)

2019 Rolex Awards for Enterprise laureate Miranda Wang
25-year-old entrepreneur Miranda Wang recognized for her work on developing a system to recycle previously unrecyclable plastic
The Liard River

The Liard River, which flows some 1,200 kilometres through the Yukon, northern B.C. and the Northwest Territories, is Canada’s longest “wild” river, meaning a river that has remained largely unchanged by human activity. A recent study found that around the world, such rivers are disappearing, lending a new sense of urgency to the efforts of researchers and Indigenous people to understand and protect Canada’s watersheds. (Photo: Heather Crochetiere)

Photo: Heather Crochetiere
Only a third of the world’s rivers longer than 1,000 kilometres remain free-flowing. In North America, 70 per cent of those are in Canada. Meet some of the people who want to keep it that way
Ocean Bridge participant Hannah Kosick holds colourful microplastics picked up on T’aalan Stl’ang. (Photo: Conner McDowell)

Hannah Kosick holds colourful microplastics picked up on T’aalan Stl’ang beach in Haida Gwaii during the 2018 Ocean Bridge expedition. (Photo: Conner McDowell)

Photo: Conner McDowell
Ban on plastic bags, cutlery, straws, stir sticks and more announced as part of federal government strategy to combat plastic pollution
A view of the shoreline in Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T.

Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T., is crumbling into the Arctic Ocean due to climate change-related coastal erosion. (Photo: Adam Jones/CC by-SA 3.0)

Photo: Adam Jones [CC by-SA 3.0]
The strategy calls for a coordinated climate policy in Inuit Nunangat and will receive $1-million from the federal government
Endangered caribou

Many caribou populations across Canada are now at risk, primarily due to habitat loss. Identifying critical habitat is key to caribou recovery. (Photo courtesy WCS Canada)

Photo courtesy WCS Canada
Decisions around where to establish new protected areas in Canada should consider wildlife and ecosystem health first
Banff National Park snow

Part of the reason the Rockies are so spectacular today is that tectonic forces may still be shifting them to the north. (Photo: Nick Walker/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Nick Walker/Canadian Geographic
Before the Rockies formed, B.C. and Alberta may have been an ocean apart
Watermelon snow on Mount Garibaldi

Watermelon snow below the toe of the Lava Glacier on Mount Garibaldi, B.C. (Photo: Casey Engstrom)

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

Nikon Canada and the RCGS join forces as Official Photography Partners. (Photo: Michelle Valberg)

Photo: Michelle Valberg
Two iconic brands known for exceptional photography join forces to inspire the next generation of photographers
Daniel Pauly, author of Vanishing Fish

Daniel Pauly, the principal investigator of the Sea Around Us initiative at the University of British Columbia and author of the new book Vanishing Fish: Shifting Baselines and the Future of Global Fisheries. (Photo: Sea Around Us)

Photo: Sea Around Us
In his new book, Vanishing Fish: Shifting Baselines and the Future of Global Fisheries, marine biologist Daniel Pauly examines the perilous state of the world's fisheries
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