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The people and ideas shaping the way we think about our natural and human-made spaces, design, art and photography and more in Canada

When human activity came to a screeching halt this spring, noise attributed to human activity dropped more than 50 per cent. (Photo: William Self/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: William Self/Can Geo Photo Club
Scientists are calling it the 'anthropause'

Wade Davis is an anthropologist, ethnobotanist, photographer and author whose fieldwork has taken him to some of the world’s most remote places.

An exclusive excerpt from renowned Canadian anthropologist Wade Davis’ new book Magdalena: River of Dreams, about the iconic waterway that has shaped the geography, culture and people of Colombia
Amazon Rainforest Fire

Forest fires continue to rage in the Amazonian rainforest. (Photo: iStock)

Amazon Rainforest Fire
Bioethicist and conservationist Kerry Bowman on the 2020 Amazonian forest fires — as bad, or worse than 2019's — and why Canadians should be very concerned

Professor and author Thomas Homer-Dixon examines how society can respond positively to the global climate crisis in his new book Commanding Hope. (Book: Courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada; Photo: Peter Lee)

Photo: Peter Lee
In an exclusive excperpt from his new book Commanding Hope, Thomas Homer-Dixon highlights four key stresses that inhibit society's collective sense of a promising future for our planet

The Shubenacadie Residential School in Nova Scotia is one of the former residential schools being designated as National Historic Sites. (Photo: Library and Archives Canada)

Canadian Geographic's director of reconciliation comments on the naming of two residential schools as National Historic Sites

The cast of ‘Schitt’s Creek’ at the Canadian Screen Awards in 2019 — that year, the show won Best Comedy Program or Series. (Shutterstock)

These two shows may serve to both challenge and reinforce people’s perceptions of rural life

Bruce Kirkby's new book recounts family adventures from a year in Himalaya, such as a day afield with a team of yaks threshing barley in the fields of Karsha, India, near the local monastery. (Book: Courtesy of Douglas & McIntyre; Photo: Bruce Kirkby)

In his new book Blue Sky Kingdom, Bruce Kirkby explores modern distraction and the loss of ancient wisdom on an adventure with his wife and sons in one of the world's most remote regions. An exclusive excerpt.

A Métis fiddler players in front of Sainte-Antoine de Padoue Church at Batoche National Historic Site, Sask.

The story of how a critically endangered Indigenous language can be saved

The beach at Port Radium, where uranium ore used to be loaded onto barges for shipment. The townsite for the mine used to stand on the pit of land on the right. (Photo: Bob Weber/CP)

Photo: Bob Weber/CP
In the case of what happened to the people of Délı̨nę, the Moral Awakening film calls for an awakening in the form of a call to action
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