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Waves crash on a Tofino beach during a winter storm

Waves crash along the coast during a winter storm in the Tofino region. (Photo: Mark Hobson/Wickaninnish Inn)

Photo: Mark Hobson/Wickaninnish Inn
Initially targeted at visitors and locals in Tofino and Ucluelet, B.C., the CoastSmart program could save lives along all Canadian coasts
Jocelyn Joe-Strack, a geographer and scientist from the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations

Jocelyn Joe-Strack’s tour of Canadian embassies in Europe begins Feb. 12. (Photo: Allistair Maitland)

Photo: Allistair Maitland
Jocelyn Joe-Strack, a scientist and geographer from the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, is embarking on a tour of Canadian embassies in Europe to share Indigenous perspectives on climate change
Jean-Michel Cousteau scuba diving near sharks on a shipwreck

Jean-Michel Cousteau scuba dives on a shipwreck while filming Wonders of the Sea 3D. (Photo: Pacific Northwest Pictures )

Photo: Pacific Northwest Pictures
Jean-Michel Cousteau releases his new feature documentary about aquatic life, Wonders of the Sea 3D, in February

A 2010 lunar eclipse, similar to the super moon expected tonight. (Photo: David Howard)

Photo: David Howard
There is only one total lunar eclipse to be seen in 2019, and it's set to colour the moon red tonight
Virtual water, hamburger, environment, beef

Billions of cubic metres of Canadian fresh water are poured into agricultural and industrial processes and products — like the ingredients in this hamburger — that are then shipped to different watersheds or countries. We’re losing more water than we're gaining, experts say. (Illustration: Kat Barqueiro/Can Geo)

Illustration: Kathryn Barqueiro/Can Geo
A massive amount of ‘virtual water’ is moving around regions and crossing borders in our food and other products
Aerial view of Ontario patchwork farmland

The highly fragmented southern Ontario landscape of isolated woodlots, suburbs and farms harbours many endangered plant species. (Photo: Paul Hamilton)

Photo: Paul Hamilton
Hundreds of Canada’s species at risk are plants, and most of them live where we do
Arctic tern on Machias Seal Island, New Brunswick

An Arctic tern on Machias Seal Island, which was once home to about 2,000 pairs of the birds. Today, there are only about 475 pairs. (Photo: Nick Hawkins/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Nick Hawkins/Canadian Geographic
On New Brunswick’s Machias Seal Island, predatory gulls are pushing endangered Arctic tern colonies to the brink, creating a dilemma for wildlife managers

Sunlight breaks through dark clouds to cast a glow over the Tombstone River Valley near the Talus Lake backcountry campground in Yukon’s Tombstone Territorial Park. (Photo: Victor Liu)

Photo: Victor Liu
A look back at the most awe-inspiring and thought-provoking visuals we published this year
Man carries canoe near river on Labrador Peninsula

Justin Barbour carries his trusty canoe on the Upper McPhadyen River in mid-September during the final leg of his expedition. (Photo: Justin Barbour)

Photo: Justin Barbour
Justin Barbour and his canine pal, Saku, traversed 1,000 kilometres across the Labrador Peninsula through harsh snow storms and sub-zero temperatures, but were stopped just shy of their end goal 
RCGS, Fellows, explore, Arctic, environment, mapping

Gordon Osinski, a planetary geologist at Western University in London, Ont., led a 2018 expedition to map parts of Devon Island’s exposed Precambrian Shield — Arctic coastlines that have never been surveyed by on-the-ground teams. (Photo: Gordon Osinski)

Photo: Gordon Osinski
From a solo ski and mountain-climbing expedition to the South Pole to a project that mapped portions of Devon Island’s coasts for the first time, see what just a few of the RCGS’s Fellows have been working on in late 2018
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