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February 2, 2017 | Canadian Geographic | Published News | Alexandra Pope
As one of the largest and last intact wildernesses on Earth, Canada's boreal forest provides crucial habitat for millions of species, supports a thriving resource industry and, according to a new...
January 25, 2017 | CBC News | Published News | Mitch Wile
An American non-profit organization is partnering with several Canadian Indigenous communities — including Lutselk'e, N.W.T. — to record and document songbirds in their respective territories.  The...
December 7, 2016 | Timmins Daily Press | Published News | Alan S. Hale
The Mushkegowuk Climate Summit kicked off its first day in Timmins on Wednesday with hundreds of delegates crowding into the ballroom at the Ramada Inn to talk about how climate change affects the...
November 26, 2016 | Victoria Times Colonist | Op-ed | David M. Bird
A seemingly disgrunted (but likely tongue-in-cheek) reader argues that due democratic process was not adhered to in nominating the gray jay to be Canada’s national bird (“Choice of gray jay an utter...
November 18, 2016 | Global News | Published News | Bruce Cheadle
Smart, hardy and friendly – the Royal Canadian Geographic Society says its choice for Canada’s national bird epitomizes the best of the country’s national traits.The gray jay, also known as the...
November 11, 2016 | Huffington Post | Op-ed | Jeff Wells
Ask any American what their national bird is and they'll be sure to tell you it's the Bald Eagle. Ask a Canadian the same question and they're likely to shift the conversation to the weather or last...
October 21, 2016 | Canadian Geographic | Published News | Sabrina Doyle
The boreal forest covers more than half of Canada's landmass and is a major contributor to the country's economy. When people think of Canada, the forest and the iconic wildlife it supports are...
October 21, 2016 | DeSmog Canada | Published News | Sarah Cox
Talk about the government fox guarding the hen house. BC Hydro has applied to the provincial government for a new license that will allow it to demolish Peace Valley protected old-growth forest,...
October 13, 2016 | Minnesota Star Tribune | Published News | Lisa Meyers McClintick
Like the movement of a school of fish, a flock of blackbirds flew in waves above bronzed fields as sunset neared. An open window let in the squawky honks of Canada geese flying in Vs over trees....
October 8, 2016 | Ottawa Citizen | Op-ed | Joe Clark and Stephen Kakfwi
Canada’s shameful treatment of Indigenous people was rooted in a double abuse, of both their personal lives and their sustaining values. Now, some of the most significant reforms are being driven...

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