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The newest Canadian research and technological advances that are changing the way we understand and interact with our environment and each other.

Image: Hefty Brands

Pilot program will recycle single-use plastics such as candy wrappers, foam containers, plastic straws and stir sticks
Lord Rees Vice Patron

Royal Canadian Geographical Society CEO John Geiger and Society board Vice-President Wendy Cecil flank Lord Martin Rees as he accepts the role of Vice-Patron. (Photo: Can Geo)

Distinguished cosmologist and astrophysicist Lord Martin Rees, British Astronomer Royal since 1995, joins the Society in honorary position
A woman paddles a stand up paddleboard in the water

Sheri Bastien paddles off Hoddevika on the west coast of Norway. (Photo courtesy Sheri Bastien)

Photo courtesy Sheri Bastien
Canadian scientist Sheri Bastien discusses her involvement in eXXpedition, an all-female expedition to study ocean plastic
Ottawa, deep mapping, gentrification, city

Chris Brackley/Can Geo

Chris Brackley/Can Geo
Thanks to machine learning, researchers have been able to monitor and map gentrification across the nation’s capital 
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
A glass teacup filled with tea, with teabag still in

Some tea brands use plastic teabags, which according to new research release billions of microscopic plastic particles into your drink. (Photo: congerdesign, pixabay.com)

Photo: congerdesign, pixabay.com
New research shows that plastic teabags leach huge amounts of microplastic particles during the brewing process
The main building of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station in Iqaluktuttiaq

The main building of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station in Iqaluktuttiaq. (Photo: Neha Acharya-Patel)

Photo: Neha Acharya-Patel
The new Canadian High Arctic Research Station is helping to create a positive working relationship between northern scientists and the local community
Lightning inside Hurricane Dorian as seen from space

A screenshot from a video by Dakota Smith showing lightning activity in the outer bands of Hurricane Dorian. Smith used images from the GOES-16 geostationary satellite to create a video of Dorian’s life cycle.

Data on Dorian highlights how advancements in satellite imaging are changing our understanding of severe weather events 

Scientists have already been conducting research in Nunavut's Cambridge Bay region around the CHARS facility, often with the help of local Inuit such as Candice Sudlovenick (above), a conservation officer. (Photo: Neil Ever Osborne/Canadian Geographic).

Photo: Neil Ever Osborne/Canadian Geographic
The Canadian High Arctic Research Station is set to open in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, later this year. How will it affect our understanding and appreciation of the North and the rapid change occurring there? 
Frozen tissue samples at national biodiversity cryobank of canada

Roger Bull, head of operations at the National Biodiversity Cryobank of Canada, pulls tissue samples from one of the cryobank’s state-of-the-art freezers. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic
As its one-year anniversary approaches, the cryobank at the Canadian Museum of Nature is ready to grow its collection of plant and animal tissues
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