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Grizzly bear feeding on salmon in Chilko River

A male grizzly bear feeds on sockeye salmon in B.C.’s Chilko River. Freshwater ecosystems in Canada and around the world are vulnerable to the effects of dams, pollution and invasive species, among other threats. (Photo: Jenny Stevens/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Jenny Stevens/Can Geo Photo Club
New scientific paper lays out six actions to help freshwater ecosystems recover from decades of pollution and species loss
arctic seaduck

A camouflaged eider hen guards her nest. (Photo: Petteri Sulonen CCBY2.0)

Photo: Petteri Sulonen CCBY2.0
As polar bears move inland earlier across parts of the Arctic, they're geting a taste for eider eggs 
woodland caribou

Mountain caribou are a critically endangered subspecies of woodland caribou. Some herds in the southern Rockies number fewer than 15 animals. (Photo: Iain Reid/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Iain Reid/Can Geo Photo Club
30-year deal took two years to finalize
sea star disease the blob

In 2013, an outbreak of sea star wasting disease on the west coast of North America coincided with the appearance of an area of warmer-than-normal water in the Pacific Ocean that scientists dubbed "The Blob."

Acidification, disruptions to food webs among the biggest concerns for ocean scientists
scientist in lab coat looking at microscope slide

Madelaine Bourdages inspects seal stomach contents under a microscope. (Photo: Jennifer Provencher)

Photo: Jennifer Provencher
No microplastics found in 142 examined seals
Newfoundland, Leach’s storm-petrels, climate change

Leach’s storm-petrel populations have experienced significant fluctuations over the last two millennia. Canadian researchers are looking at what this can tell us about long-term environmental shifts and human-influenced climate change. (Photo: iStock/Pete Morris)

Photo: iStock/Pete Morris
The study of the province’s largest Leach’s storm-petrel colony could also help answer questions about modern climate change
Gibraltar Macaque

One of the famed macaques of Gibraltar, the only monkey in Europe and subject of a new academic book by two Canadian researchers. (Photo courtesy University of Toronto)

(Photo courtesy University of Toronto)
Canadian researchers share curious insights into the history of the only monkey found in Europe
Puvirnituq mountain draba

These slopes in Nunavik covered with orange gravel, left, are the only known habitat of the Puvirnituq mountain draba, right, a tiny mustard plant that was discovered less than a decade ago. Because of its limited range, the plant has been assessed by COSEWIC as being of Special Concern. (Photos: Benoît Tremblay)

Photos: Benoît Tremblay
Nearly half of the wildlife species assessed at the most recent meeting of the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada are small and obscure, with limited ranges. Here’s why they matter.
Richard Louv Our Wild Calling

Nature-deficit disorder expert Richard Louv explores the value of our connection to wild animals in his latest book. (Images: Courtesy of Algonquin Books)

Richard Louv Our Wild Calling
An exclusive excerpt from nature-deficit disorder expert Richard Louv's new book Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives — and Save Theirs
Cod Collapse Jenn Thornhill Verma

Writer Jenn Thornhill Verma revisits the collapse of Newfoundland and Labrador's cod fishery a quarter century later in her new book. (Photos courtesy Nimbus Publishing)

Photos courtesy Nimbus Publishing
An exclusive excerpt from the new book Cod Collapse: The Rise and Fall of Newfoundland's Saltwater Cowboys
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