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

Blanding's turtle in a pond

Blanding’s turtles cross roads in May and June as females search for nesting sites. (Photo: James Paterson)

Photo: James Paterson
In highly populated areas where wildlife habitat is fragmented, citizens can play an important role in protecting species

An unusually large hole in the ozone over the Arctic has Canadian scientists scratching their heads. (Image: NASA/Ozonewatch)

Image: NASA/Ozonewatch
The largest ozone hole ever recorded above the northern polar region has closed, but scientists are now investigating what it could signal about climate change in the Arctic

IKEA, a Tree Canada sponsor, provides volunteers at a tree planting event in spring 2019. (Photo: Tree Canada)

Photo: Tree Canada
Organizations say it’s too early to determine long-term effects
Boreal wetland Algonquin Provincial Park

Boreal peatlands are home to a wide range of species, including many nationally and globally rare plants and lichens. (Photo: Nina Stavlund/Can Geo Photo Club)

(Photo: Nina Stavlund/Can Geo Photo Club)
A huge part of Canada's northern geography, peatlands are critical to regulating our climate — and more
a collage of wildlife photos including a polar bear, horse, gosling, cheetah, gorilla, loon, grizzly bear and fox

Watch a video of some of Michelle Valberg's best wildlife photos. (Photo: Michelle Valberg)

Photo: Michelle Valberg
Michelle Valberg, Photographer-In-Residence, compiles some of her favourite wildlife images to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day
Wildlife Enforcement Directorate Office

Senior wildlife officer Andrew Bruce holds an elephant tusk in Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Wildlife Enforcement Directorate evidence room in Burlington, Ont. The international trade in wildlife is believed to be a major contributing factor in the emergence of new pathogens like the novel coronavirus. (Photo: Peter Power/Can Geo)

(Photo: Peter Power/Can Geo)
The SARS outbreak of 2003 showed us the consequences of environmental degradation and the commodification of wild animals. Why hasn’t anything changed? 

A humpback whale breaches in front of a Chilean volcano. These whales have seen a major rebound in numbers thanks to conservation efforts — from a few hundred left in the 1970s to tens of thousands at present. (Photo: R. Hucke‐Gaete/UACH/CBA)

Photo: R. Hucke‐Gaete/UACH/CBA
Study outlines five actions to boost ocean productivity and biodiversity by 2050

J32, known as Rhapsody, was an 18-year old female in a pod of whales in the North Pacific Ocean.

When one of the few remaining females of reproductive age in the southern resident population of North Pacific killer whales was found dead near Comox B.C. in 2014, an investigation was launched. The results highlight the challenges of protecting our most iconic marine mammals.

About 60,000 migrant workers come to Canada each year to plant and harvest crops. (Photo: Asparagus Farmers of Ontario)

Photo: Asparagus Farmers of Ontario
Only about 50 per cent of asparagus crops will be harvested this year due to delays in migrant workers arriving 

NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) pollution monitoring satellites have detected significant decreases in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) over China. (Photo: Joshua Stevens/NASA Earth Observatory)

Photo: Joshua Stevens/NASA Earth Observatory
The pandemic has already had a dramatic impact on the economy and environment, and may even offer clues as to how to more effectively address climate change
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