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News about climate change and other environmental issues and the people and organizations behind the science.

Michelle Valberg captured the typically bustling eastern entrance to Ottawa’s World Exchange Plaza completely empty on April 17, 2020, amidst pandemic-related closures. (Photo: Michelle Valberg)

Photo: Michelle Valberg
As the country retreated to physical distancing in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, our interactions with geography altered dramatically. A collection of images that captured how Canadian life changed.

Mount Assiniboine is found on the border between British Columbia and Alberta. (Cartography: Chris Brackley)

Cartography: Chris Brackley
While its pyramid peak is almost instantly recognizable, Mount Assiniboine is also an excellent example of the general characteristics of all Canadian mountains

Canadian watersheds face a series of significant threats. (Photo: Bill Bain/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Bill Bain/Can Geo Photo Club
The report contains both optimism and warnings as Canada and its watersheds struggle with the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change
Mount Logan

Mount Logan, Canada's highest mountain, in Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon. (Photo: Yukon Government)

Photo: Yukon Government
A team of climbers and scientists plan to summit the Yukon’s Mount Logan next spring in the name of climate change — and to re-evaluate its height with modern GPS technology

Activist Autumn Peltier on the shores of Manidoowaaling (Manitoulin) Island, Ont., with a copper water vessel. (Photo: Linda Roy)

Photo: Linda Roy
Environmental activist and chief water commissioner for the Anishinabek Nation on the importance of protecting fresh water
plastic bag in ocean

Canada has announced six plastics items will be banned by the end of 2021. (Photo: Fairware)

Photo: Fairware
A roundup of all things plastics, including the items set to be banned in Canada by the end of 2021

Frenchman River Valley. (Photo: Dana Reiter/Liber Ero)

Photo: Dana Reiter
Cattle grazing helps to conserve endangered grasslands as well as the habitat for many species at risk
Downtown Winnipeg framed by fall leaves

Photo: Anthony Urso/ @anthony_urso

Photo: Anthony Urso
Photos from our Can Geo Instagram community showcase the beauty of the changing season across the country

A Book of Ecological Virtues, Cathedral Grove on Vancouver Island.

The Anthropocene is a proposed geological epoch dating from the commencement of significant human impact on Earth's geology and ecosystems
great blue heron standing in a river

A great blue heron cools his feet in the Chown River, near Masset, Haida Gwaii. (Photo: Harold Fleming/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Harold Fleming/Can Geo Photo Club
For World Rivers Day, we've compiled a list of must-read books about rivers
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