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

In the boreal forest, where secretive lynx depend on the snowshoe hare to survive, climate change threatens to upset this longstanding predator-prey relationship

A caribou, silhouetted by the setting sun, shakes off water after crossing the Leaf River in Nunavik, Quebec's far north. Photographer Jean-Simon Bégin is our Canadian Photographer of the Year. (Photo: Jean-Simon Bégin)

Photo: Jean-Simon Bégin
Canadian Geographic is proud to recognize 13 outstanding photographers who captured some of the best images of 2021
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Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic’s 2021 issues

An icon in the field of marine biology, fisheries scientist Daniel Pauly is the subject of a new biography, The Ocean’s Whistleblower. (Photo: Paul Joseph/UBC-Sea Around Us; Cover: Courtesy Greystone Books)

Photo: Paul Joseph/UBC-Sea Around Us; Cover: Courtesy Greystone Books
David Grémillet explores the remarkable life and work of fisheries scientist Daniel Pauly
A small eastern hemlock tree surrounded by taller trees

An eastern hemlock planted in Toronto’s Lambton Woods in 2019. The planting was part of a forest restoration project completed by Urban Forestry's Forest and Natural Area Management unit. Toronto recently approved a change to its Green Standard for developers that will require landscaping near ravines and natural areas to be comprised of 100 per cent native species.
(Photo: Matt Forsythe/City of Toronto)

Photo: Matt Forsythe/City of Toronto
Changes to the city’s Green Standard aimed at protecting its fragile ravine network will pose challenges and opportunities for landscapers — and could kick off a national trend
A grizzly bear lies dead on the side of the road

In the Elk Valley of British Columbia, 25 per cent of elk mortalities and 30 per cent of grizzly deaths are due to vehicles. (Photo: Clayton Lamb)

Photo: Clayton Lamb
This past summer an ambitious wildlife under/overpass system broke ground in B.C. on a deadly stretch of highway just west of the Alberta border. Here’s how it happened.
Cory Trépanier painting

Cory Trépanier perched at the mouth of Wilberforce Falls, Hood River, west of Bathurst Inlet, Nunavut, while painting one of the pieces from his Into the Arctic series more than a decade ago. (Photo: Max Attwood)

Photo: Max Attwood
The renowned Arctic landscape painter and Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society lost his battle with cancer on Nov. 5, 2021
Leach's storm petrels fly above rough sea

Strong winds have been pushing petrels off course and into a number of coastal Newfoundland towns. (Photo: Richard Crossley, CC BY-SA 3.0)

Photo: Richard Crossley, CC BY-SA 3.0
Plus: protecting Canada’s caribou and the struggle of the black spruce

Photo courtesy Harvey Locke

Photo courtesy Harvey Locke
The UN Climate Change Conference taking place now in Glasgow might be the planet’s last best chance to prevent a climate and biodiversity catastrophe, according to one of the world’s foremost conservationists
Caribou stands in the snow

Caribou in Northern Ontario face threats from both climate change and expanding resource development. (Photo: Susan Morse)

Photo: Susan Morse
As interest in Ontario’s mineral-rich Ring of Fire region grows, caribou face threats on multiple fronts. New research could help chart a path to their conservation.
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