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

Arlyn Charlie at Abe Stewart’s fish camp. (Photo: Jordan Stewart)

Photo: Jordan Stewart
What can we learn when western science and traditional knowledge intersect?

Restigouche: The Long Run of the Wild River was published June 2020. (Photo: Philip Lee)

Photo: Philip Lee
A love story about a wild river

Ghost gear — lost or discarded fishing equipment — causes a problem for fishers and wildlife alike. (Photo: Oceana)

Photo: Oceana
Ghost gear — lost or abandoned fishing gear — is a major problem in our oceans, but renewed efforts are underway to clean it up
Red fox napping on car

A red fox soaking up sun rays and taking a snooze on a parked car. (Photo: Nicole Watson/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Nicole Watson/Can Geo Photo Club
As foxes move from the forest to the city, they show more doglike traits and appear to be naturally self-domesticating in the U.K. — but the same isn’t happening here at home
Zhelevo oak tree Toronto

The sprawling red oak known as Zhelevo is believed to be around 300 years old — older than Toronto itself. (Photo: Madigan Cotterill/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Madigan Cotterill/Canadian Geographic
Torontonians are rallying around a campaign to save Zhelevo, a massive red oak believed to have stood in North York since before the city was founded

Boreal forest-peatland landscape in the Scotty Creek watershed in the Northwest Territories, Canada (Photo: Manuel Helbig)

The drying of peatlands in Canada heightens the risk of wildfires and can turn into a carbon source instead of a carbon sink
Frog on leaf

Espadarana prosoblepon, one of the glass frog species studied in Barnett’s research that demonstrates a new form of camouflage. (Photo: James B. Barnett)

Photo: James B. Barnett
More research necessary to fully understand edge diffusion, say researchers

Illustration: Mary Sanche/Can Geo

Illustration: Mary Sanche/Can Geo
When it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, habitats themselves can be critical allies
Tiny plastic particles on a fingertip

A clump of tiny plastics on a finger. Microscopic fragments of plastic were found in almost every sample taken in the Eastern Canadian Arctic as part of a recent study. (Photo: iStock)

Photo: iStock
A team of Canadian researchers has found evidence that microplastics and microfibers have infiltrated Arctic ecosystems, but the source of these tiny fragments is still unclear

Woven from straws, water bottle lids, tampon applicators, miscellaneous strapping and bits of toys, these sculptures are made from plastic gathered from Toronto’s Humber Bay shore, just east of the mouth of the Humber River. (Artwork by Rebecca Jane Houston)

Artwork: Rebecca Jane Houston
Five new works commissioned by Canadian Geographic offer eye-catching and compelling commentary on the impact of plastic on our planet
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