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Backyard biodiversity tips


Posted by Thomas Hall in Wildlife on Wednesday, April 16, 2014



A blackbird on a bird feeder in British Columbia. Birdfeeders should be located close to windows to prevent birds from flying into windows. (Photo: tgreyfox/Creative Commons)

What do you do if you have a raccoon in your attic? Or skunks under the back porch? Where’s the best place to hang a birdfeeder?

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An Ottawa group of Arctic aficionados celebrates a milestone


Posted by Guest Blogger in The Polar Blog on Wednesday, April 16, 2014



Graham Rowley (left) at Pond Inlet, Nunavut, and Tom Manning at Walrus Island, Nunavut, two of the founders of the Arctic Circle. The photos were taken during the British-Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1936-39. (Photo: The Arctic Circle)

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By Mark Anderson and John Bennett

In the fall of 1947 Tom and Jackie Manning decided their dinner table was too small. The experienced Arctic travellers couldn’t seat any more of the guests who often gathered in their Ottawa home to talk about the North. So, along with Tom’s fellow Arctic explorer Graham Rowley and his wife Diana, a geographer and editor, they decided to form a club. They called it The Arctic Circle.

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Librarians and researchers react to government library closures


Posted by Joshua Rapp Learn in Science & Technology on Tuesday, April 15, 2014



Bookshelves from a university library. (Photo: Raysonho @ Open Grid Scheduler/Grid Engine/Creative Commons)

Many librarians and researchers across Canada are concerned about what they see as the destruction of intellectual resources and government-funded studies after the Department of Fisheries and Oceans' closure of several libraries.

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Map Monday - Most photographed places


Posted by Sabrina Doyle in Mapping on Monday, April 14, 2014



Screenshot of Sightsmap. (Map data ęGoogle, INEGI)

Is your city crawling with camera-toting tourists? Compare it with other photogenic cities using Sightmap, a sightseeing popularity heatmap that uses crowdsourced data to determine the most photographed place in the world.

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Editors' behind-the-scenes insights through Twitter and Instagram


Posted by Siobhan McClelland in Travel on Monday, April 14, 2014



Associate Editor Harry Wilson (left) and Alberta Segway Guide Peter Kominek roll through Edmonton. (Photo: Laura Stanley)

For the Summer Travel issue, Canadian Geographic's Associate Editor Harry Wilson and former Photo Editor Laura Stanley headed out to Alberta for the story "You Dig?" As they explored the area, they tweeted out their thoughts and posted photos on social media.

Follow along on this peek at Wilson and Stanley's excellent Alberta adventure.

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