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September 13, 2017 | CBC News | Published News | Emily Chung
Despite Canada's vast wilderness, populations of half its vertebrate species are shrinking, a new World Wildlife Fund report finds. And endangered species like woodland caribou and St. Lawrence...
September 2, 2017 | CBC News | Published News
Scientists in Texas are monitoring whooping cranes traditional wintering grounds, and how they may be affected by Hurricane Harvey.There are still only about 600 whooping cranes in the world, about...
August 8, 2017 | Earth & Space Science News | Published News | Jenny Lunn
What comes to mind if you’re asked to think of the natural landscapes of Canada? Chances are you will picture forest, endless forest. A wilderness landscape of lakes, rivers, and mountains covered in...
July 30, 2017 | Toronto Star | Published News | Ainslie Cruickshank
A battle is brewing just south of James Bay between Moose Cree First Nation and a resource company that wants to develop the world’s next niobium mine in the heart of its traditional territory.For...
July 2, 2017 | CBC News | Published News | Blair Sanderson
After ruffling a few feathers, the grey jay will not be crowned Canada's national bird after all.The Royal Canadian Geographical Society had hatched a plan to have a national bird declared by the...
June 15, 2017 | CBC News | Published News | Bryce Hoye
The province has extended protections to a network of islands on Lake Winnipegosis that local First Nations have worried could be vulnerable to mining, but the fate of one island remains unclear....
May 17, 2017 | Huffington Post | Published News | Jeff Wells
In the midst of a steady stream of grim reports about the environment, a new study offers a welcome ray of hope. Researchers have determined that there are still hundreds of regions around the globe...
May 13, 2017 | CBC News | Published News | Kelly Malone
The birds are small, and so are their backpacks — but they could deliver a big boost of information to help save a species that's on the decline in Manitoba.A new study published in the journal...
March 18, 2017 | Winnipeg Free Press | Published News | Martin Zeilig
The boreal forest is essentially North America’s bird nursery — it sustains billions of migratory birds and countless other wildlife.Protecting that critical habitat is the mission of the Boreal...
March 11, 2017 | CBC News | Published News | Bob Weber
Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is supporting a greater role for First Nations in creating new protected areas and managing the ones Canada already has.Speaking Friday at a parks...

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