North America

City of Vancouver hopes new bird strategy will take flight

The City of Vancouver has produced a draft “bird strategy” to give wing to a better environment for birds.

04 December 2014

Are We Missing the Big Picture on Climate Change?

The human hands in blue medical gloves spread out the swallow’s wings. The brown feathers jut out like spikes, their tips frizzled and scorched.

02 December 2014

The Polar Bear Capital of the World

Canada is home to around 15,000 of the world’s surviving polar bears.  But can tourism help with conservation efforts when it comes to these threatened animals?

02 December 2014

Canada : des baleines en voie de disparition font stopper un projet pétrolier

Les protecteurs du béluga ont obtenu gain de cause auprès du gouvernement canadien, lundi 1er décembre

02 December 2014

Polar bears facing ‘worst-case trajectory’ because of climate change

Canada's Arctic islands could be ice-free for months each year by the end of the century, triggering starvation and reproductive failure.

26 November 2014

Hope for Monarch Butterfly after Mexican Logging Halted

When millions of monarch butterflies take to the sky and fly thousands of kilometres from the United States and southern Canada to Mexico, the view is breathtaking.

24 November 2014

Polar bear population in parts of Alaska, Canada down by 40 percent

Beaufort Sea hosts one of four polar bear populations considered to be on the decline among 19 worldwide.

18 November 2014

Migrating monarchs are ‘buffer’ than the rest

New research traces the evolutionary origins of monarchs to North America, instead of South America as was previously hypothesized, and identifies a gene related to the butterfly’s distinctive oran

08 October 2014

Schmetterlings-Gene: Die wundersame Wanderung der Monarchfalter

Ende Oktober kommt es in Mexiko zu einem einzigartigen Naturschauspiel: die Ankunft der Monarchfalter.

01 October 2014

Mass murder by botulism: invasive species drive bird-death surge

LELAND, Michigan—A midsummer overcast lifts as Lake Michigan changes from inky black to a deep blue-green.

18 September 2014