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Photo: Sharon Gallina/Can Geo Photo Club

Photo: Sharon Gallina/Can Geo Photo Club
Plus: Bacterial “first responders,” modelling cod and more marmots
Fishermen hauling up cod in a net

Hauling up cod in a trap. By modelling more than 500 years of cod catch data, researchers showed Canada had an opportunity in the 1980s to avoid the total collapse of cod stocks. (Photo: Photo: Derek Keats/Flickr; licensed under CC-BY-2.0)

Photo: Derek Keats/Flickr (licensed under CC BY 2.0)
Canada missed a chance to rebuild northern cod stocks in the 1980s, highlighting the importance of taking a long view of fisheries management, researchers say
Map of North American glaciation

North America’s glacial ice. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

Map: Chris Brackley/CanGeo
North America was created by ice, and its legacy covers the landscape
A deer explores a clearcut

A deer explores a clearcut area near Port Hardy, B.C. (Photo: Steve Fines/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Steve Fines/Can Geo Photo Club
Experts say global reforestation is one of our best defences against climate change, so a Toronto-based company is developing drones that can get the job done quickly
A grizzly bear shakes water from its fur in a river

Photo: Javier Frutos/Can Geo

Photo: Javier Frutos
Salmon runs are failing and grizzlies seem to be on the move in the islands between mainland B.C. and northern Vancouver Island. What’s going on in the Broughton Archipelago?
An LDD moth pictured on a green leaf

It was formerly known as the "gypsy moth." The Entomological Society of America recently announced it will use this species' scientific name until a new common name is chosen. (Photo: imarsman/Creative Commons of Canada, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

LDD moth
Wildlife names that could use a rebrand
Polar bear walking across ice

Photo: Gary Morgan/Can Geo Photo Club.

Photo: Gary Morgan/Can Geo Photo Club
Glaciologist Joseph Cook studies microbial ecosystems on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet.

Glaciologist Joseph Cook studies microbial ecosystems on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet. (Photo: Rolex/Cook collection)

Joseph Cook
Glaciologist Joseph Cook on the vibrant life in the Arctic ice sheet
Ryan Wolfe is the lead researcher on a conservation project aimed at saving Ontario's most endangered snake, the blue racer.

Ryan Wolfe is the lead researcher on a conservation project aimed at saving Ontario's most endangered snake, the blue racer. (Photo: Sterling Sztricsko)

Ryan Wolfe
One man’s endeavour to save the province’s most endangered snake
Two coastal wolves howl standing on wet sand in front of a blue ocean
The wolves emerge from the rainforest at dawn. The pack stops to howl on the beach, perhaps to mark their territory. (Photo: Steve Woods)
Photo: Steve Woods
First Nations and scientists work side by side to better understand — and protect — coastal wolves living in the Great Bear Rainforest
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