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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.
A snowshoe hare in a field of snow

Newly-white snowshoe hares are no longer blending in with their snowless habitat. (Photo: Nicole Watson)

Photo: Nicole Watson
Plus: Toronto zoo waits for the vaccine and Fundy salmon take a big leap

RCGS CEO John Geiger, left, and National Geographic Society President and COO Mike Ulica with a copy of the declaration of the global geography community on the biodiversity and climate crises. The declaration was signed by 80 organizations from 59 countries. (Photo: Ben Powless/Can Geo)

Photo: Ben Powless/Can Geo
80 global geography societies and organizations from 59 countries have signed a joint declaration urging the world’s leaders to protect nature and secure a liveable climate

Illustration: Kerry Hodgson/Can Geo

Illustration: Kerry Hodgson/Can Geo
Born into a nomadic, caribou-hunting Cree family in northern Manitoba, acclaimed playwright and novelist Tomson Highway pays tribute to the magical world of his childhood in Permanent Astonishment  
British Columbia, Washington State and Oregon sit on a fault line that is capable of producing some of the strongest earthquakes on the planet. A new book reveals it’s not a matter of if, but when the next “Big One” will strike.
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