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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
A female scuba diver holds a light up to anemones during a night dive

2019 North American Rolex Scholar Neha Acharya-Patel, the first Canadian to hold the scholarship, dives at night near Catalina Island off the coast of California while working with the Pennington Marine Science Center. (Photo: Shaun Wolfe)

Photo: Shaun Wolfe
Meet Neha Acharya-Patel, the first Canadian recipient of the prestigious Rolex scholarship from the Our World Underwater Scholarship Society
Canadian Shield rock near Sturgeon Chutes on the Wanapitei River, French River

Comprising over half the area of present-day Canada, the eight million square kilometres of pre-Cambrian “shield” is the exposed portion of the ancient geological core of North America, highlighting how ancient and continuing physical processes underpinned the development of a nation. (Photo: Debbie Oppermann/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Debbie Oppermann/Can Geo Photo Club
To fully understand our national identity, we must consider Canada’s geology as well as its geography 
Cover vote, July/August issue, bison, grasslands

Photo: Michelle Valberg

Photo: Michelle Valberg
The voters have spoken! (And we agree.)
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