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Satellite image showing smoke from Amazon fires blowing over Brazil on August 20, 2019

A satellite image taken on August 20, 2019 shows smoke from Amazonian forest fires blowing over the states of Amazonas, Mato Grosso, and Rondônia in Brazil. (Photo: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS)

Photo: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS)
Fire activity in the Brazilian Amazon surged this week; here are some key things to know about the situation
A hazy view over Quebec’s Parc national des Monts-Valin

A hazy view of Parc national des Monts-Valin, located north of Saguenay, Que. A network of freshwater streams creeps through the landscape, providing numerous benefits. (Photo: Dalal Hanna)

Photo: Dalal Hanna
Streams surrounded by intact forest are better at providing clean water, carbon storage and wildlife habitat
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and PJ Akeeagok Victor Bay, Nunavut

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and P.J. Akeeagok, president of the local Qikiqtani Inuit Association, walk along the coast of Victor Bay, Nunavut, an area part of the now-official Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area. (Photo: Aaron Kylie)

Photo: Aaron Kylie/Canadian Geographic
Groups agree to plan to conserve the High Arctic Basin, while Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area becomes official
Coral Restoration Foundation nursery

A diver checks on a coral "tree" in one of the Coral Restoration Foundation's nurseries in the Florida Keys (Photo: Neha Acharya-Patel)

Coral Restoration Foundation nursery
2019 North American Rolex scholar Neha Acharya-Patel shares insights from her work (and that of other Canadians) in assisting the Florida-based Coral Restoration Foundation to rebuild beleaguered reefs
Canadian Geographic, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and the Recycling Council of Ontario have joined forces to reimagine the recycling revolution with the new 10,000 Changes program
Canadian Geographic, la Société géographique royale du Canada et le conseil de recyclage de l’Ontario se sont unis pour imaginer la prochaine étape de la révolution Réduire, Réutiliser, Recycler : l’initiative 10 000 changements
Greg Nolan Williston Lake BC

Greg Nolan (left) huddles under a makeshift tent on the remote west side of Williston Lake in northern British Columbia. The image was taken in June 1984, shortly after Nolan and his colleagues were stranded on the mountainside by their helicopter pilot after access had been cut off by a landslide. (Photo: Greg Nolan)

Photo: Greg Nolan
In his new book, Highballer: True Tales from a Treeplanting Life, Greg Nolan recounts his rollicking, rewarding and often risky career as a tree planter in British Columbia and Alberta. 
Kim Elmslie, Campaign Director, Oceana Canada with MP Fin Donnelly

Kim Elmslie, Campaign Director with Oceana Canada, and MP Fin Donnelly celebrate Canada’s ban on shark fin importation and exportation. Donnelly has been a leading voice in the fight for a ban on the trade, which sees some 73 million sharks killed for their fins each year. (Photo: Oceana Canada)

Photo: Oceana Canada
The ban is one of several significant and long-awaited changes to the federal Fisheries Act that passed Tuesday, including new provisions to rebuild depleted fish stocks
Limnocorrals intalled in ELA Lake 260 for the BOREAL study.

Limnocorrals installed in ELA Lake 260 for the BOREAL study, which aims to understand the impacts of an oil spill in a freshwater lake. (Photo: Jose Luis Rodriguez Gil)

Photo: Jose Luis Rodriguez Gil
As the federal government considers the fate of proposed pipelines, a unique science experiment aims to understand the consequences of an oil spill in a freshwater lake
2019 Rolex Awards for Enterprise laureate Miranda Wang

Canadian molecular biologist Miranda Wang is pioneering a system to turn previously unrecyclable plastic into reusable chemicals. (Photo: ©Rolex/Bart Michiels)

2019 Rolex Awards for Enterprise laureate Miranda Wang
25-year-old entrepreneur Miranda Wang recognized for her work on developing a system to recycle previously unrecyclable plastic
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