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

Amazon Rainforest Fire

Forest fires continue to rage in the Amazonian rainforest. (Photo: iStock)

Amazon Rainforest Fire
Bioethicist and conservationist Kerry Bowman on the 2020 Amazonian forest fires — as bad, or worse than 2019's — and why Canadians should be very concerned
Canada's 75 biggest islands

The first exclusive wall map produced for sale by Canadian Geographic. (Poster: Canadian Geographic; cartography: Chris Brackley)

Poster: Canadian Geographic
Canadian Geographic's cartographer Chris Brackley shares insights into his process in charting the country's largest islands for an exclusive wall map

Professor and author Thomas Homer-Dixon examines how society can respond positively to the global climate crisis in his new book Commanding Hope. (Book: Courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada; Photo: Peter Lee)

Photo: Peter Lee
In an exclusive excperpt from his new book Commanding Hope, Thomas Homer-Dixon highlights four key stresses that inhibit society's collective sense of a promising future for our planet

Natural Order #33, Grey County, Ontario, Canada Spring 2020. Photos © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

Finding himself 'pinned down by nature' — the COVID-19 pandemic — Burtynsky picked up a camera

Wildlife species, like the burrowing owl, are facing multiple threats. (Photo: Ray Hennessy/Unsplash)

Photo: Ray Hennessy/Unsplash
Report’s author says more needs to be done to stop a global extinction crisis

Bruce Kirkby's new book recounts family adventures from a year in Himalaya, such as a day afield with a team of yaks threshing barley in the fields of Karsha, India, near the local monastery. (Book: Courtesy of Douglas & McIntyre; Photo: Bruce Kirkby)

In his new book Blue Sky Kingdom, Bruce Kirkby explores modern distraction and the loss of ancient wisdom on an adventure with his wife and sons in one of the world's most remote regions. An exclusive excerpt.

Illustration: Mary Sanche/Can Geo

Illustration: Mary Sanche/Can Geo
How grasslands protection and conservation agriculture can work as front-line defences against climate change
From rain to snow, from high temperatures to low, 50 questions to test your weather wits

The four members of the 1968-69 British Trans-Arctic Expedition. (Photo: BTAE)

Photo: BTAE
Ken Hedges of the 1968-69 British Trans Arctic Expedition reflects on the perilous and ground-breaking journey

Another 2.6 per cent of land must become protected in the next five months to meet the province's goal. (Photo: Madigan Cotterill)

Photo: Madigan Cotterill
Currently only at 4.4 per cent, the province still needs to acquire another 2.6 per cent of land to protect by the end of 2020
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