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

Ocean Plastics Lab

The Ocean Plastics Lab shows the scale of plastic pollution in oceans around the world. Most of the garbage in the exhibit comes from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. (Photo: Annie Rueter/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Annie Rueter/Canadian Geographic
The interactive Ocean Plastics Lab is visiting Ottawa until Aug. 12
Caving expedition in Meghalaya

Scientists analyzed chemical variations in a stalagmite from a cave complex in Meghalaya, India and found indications that there was a significant global drying and cooling event 4,200 years ago: the start of the Meghalayan age. (Photo: F. Simpson/Wikimedia Commons)

Photo: F. Simpson/Wikimedia Commons
The start of the Meghalayan age 4,200 years ago brought about climatic shifts that toppled empires
climate change landscapes across canada

The effects of climate change can already be observed across the country, and will only become more apparent as the planet continues to warm.

From floods to fires, drought to coastal erosion, climate change is already having an impact on Canada's communities, landscapes and wildlife
The North American grasslands at sunset

The temperate grasslands that once covered much of western North America are one of the most imperilled ecosystems in the world. (Photo: Jeremy Pittman)

Photo: Jeremy Pittman
Agriculture can play an important role in protecting and restoring critical habitat on the Prairies
Bigleaf maple leaves on a leaf press

The bigleaf maple is highly sought by poachers in North America because of the unique marbling pattern in its wood. (Photo: John B. Hanle)

Photo: John B. Hanle
Volunteers are collecting samples from bigleaf maples to prevent illegal logging
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve

Over a third of the water around Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site may soon be fully protected from commercial activity under the terms of a new 10-year management plan for the region. (Photo: Iain Reid/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Iain Reid/Can Geo Photo Club
Lengthy education campaign achieved compromise between fishing industry, environmental advocates
Scarlet ibises fly above flooded lowlands, near Bom Amigo, Amapá, Brazilian Amazon.

Scarlet ibises fly above flooded lowlands, near Bom Amigo, Amapá, Brazilian Amazon. This image is part of a series, “Amazon: Paradise Threatened,” by American photographer Daniel Beltra exploring the destruction of the world’s largest tropical rainforest. Beltra placed third in the Environment - Stories category of the 2018 World Press Photo Contest. (Photo: Daniel Beltra)

Photo: Daniel Beltra
Tour of winning images to make four Canadian stops, starting July 20 at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa
Cover of new book ICE, with author photo of Klaus Dodds

In his new book, Klaus Dodds explores not just the physical manifestations of ice, but their deeper meanings. (Author photo courtesy Reaktion Books)

Author photo courtesy Reaktion Books
In his new book, Klaus Dodds delves into the fascinating natural and cultural history of ice
A worker in a flightsuit makes adjustments to a satellite

An engineer at MDA in Montreal makes adjustments to one of three new satellites that will orbit Earth for seven years as part of the Canadian Space Agency’s newest RADARSAT mission. (Photo: Ossie Michelin/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Ossie Michelin/Canadian Geographic
The newest generation of the successful RADARSAT program will see three small satellites orbit Earth in tandem to provide detailed environmental data to Canadian researchers and government departments
Man walking through landfill with seagulls overhead

According to a UN sustainability report released this month, on average, each Canadian produces 1.9 kilograms of non-recyclable solid waste per day, which ends up in landfills. (Photo: Anastasia Nielsen/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Anastasia Nielsen/Can Geo Photo Club
Canada excels in UN’s global ranking on healthcare and education, but garbage habits lower country’s overall sustainability score
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