About "COVID-19"

A collection of our reporting on the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.

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'
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

A grizzly bear in Bute Inlet, B.C. (Photo: Homalco Tours/Tyler Cave/Destination Campbell River)

Photo: Homalco Cultural Tours
Remote locations and international clientele make the industry particularly vulnerable

One of the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Farm greenhouses. (Photo: Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Farm)

Photo: Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in
Local First Nation turned vacant land into an operational farm to provide for residents

Markus Pukonen is currently five years into circumnavigating the globe without using a motorized vehicle. COVID-19 forced him to stop in India. (Photo: Routes of Change)

Photo: Routes of Change
No planes, trains or automobiles here — this adventurer is circling the globe under his own steam

A view of Calgary from a park near the city. (Photo: Lisa Bourgeault/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Lisa Bourgeault/Can Geo Photo Club
The 2020 Canadian City Parks Report looks at challenges and opportunties for Canada's parks under a COVID-19 lens

Cheryl White created an interactive map showing which businesses in Canada have adopted mandatory masking policies. (Submitted: Cheryl White)

Submitted: Cheryl White
Industrial engineer Cheryl White uses visual problem-solving and team engagement techniques in her day job. Now she’s using them to crowdsource a national mapping project.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many provincial and territorial governments to rightly cancel the 2020 summer camp season. (Photo: Scouts Canada)

Photo: Scouts Canada
The loss of their summer camp experience this year will be hard for some kids, but parents can help by encouraging outdoor play time
Alex Trebek illustrated by Robert Carter

Illustration: Robert Carter/Canadian Geographic

Illustration: Robert Carter/Canadian Geographic
There will be an important role for geography in the challenging times ahead. The RCGS needs your help to continue its work promoting geographic literacy in Canada and around the world. 
polar bear mother and her young cub

During their overwintering in Svalbard, Hilde Fålun Strøm and Sunniva Sorby observed a polar bear mother and her young cub. (Photo: Hearts in the Ice)

Photo: Hearts in the Ice
Two adventurers have extended their stay in isolation in Svalbard, Norway to continue gathering wildlife observations in the remote Arctic
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