Animal bridges, aka ecoducts or wildlife crossings, allow wildlife to safely cross potential death-traps like highways and are are popping up all over the world.
July 23, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Three elephants were supposed to fly from Toronto the California at the end of next week, but the weather is just too hot for these African animals.
July 23, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
To the urban gardener's dismay, it seems that, at least for city officials, the sight of glistening berries and bountiful veggies is an offense warranting reprimand and bulldozers.
July 20, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Next time you’re cruising on a short flight in Mongolia or Tajikistan, take a peep out the window and see if you can spot any bar-headed geese sharing the air space. The birds soar up to 20,000 feet on their migration routes between Central and South Asia where they have to scale pesky obstacles like [...]
July 02, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Two hundred years ago today, a 36-year old America declared war, for the second time, against Great Britain. The plan was to conquer Canada and wrest North America for the United States once and for all. But, by pretty much all measures, the war was a total mess… It began in confusion, with the United [...]
June 18, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
The Rodney Dangerfield of wars in the United States, the 19th-century conflict is given great respect by our Northern neighbors
June 18, 2012 | By John Hanc
Located in the Canadian Rockies, the fossil-rich dig site provides clues to scientists investigating how animal life began
January 01, 2012 | By Jeanne Maglaty
Once a home base for commercial whalers, the Canadian province is now a popular locale for spotting the massive creatures
July 28, 2011 | By T.A. Frail
A storied trove of fossils from a Canadian paleontological site is yielding new clues to an explosion of life on earth
August 2009 | By Siobhan Roberts
The fossils found in the Burgess Shale include the 500-million-year-old ancestors of most modern animals
July 16, 2009 | By Smithsonian.com
An abandoned island off the coast of the Yukon Territory holds a unique place in the history of the Pacific whaling industry
March 2009 | By Sarah Zielinski
In arctic Canada, a Smithsonian researcher discovers evidence of Basque trading with North America
February 2009 | By Anika Gupta
A Look Back for Quebec City’s 400th
July 01, 2008 | By Marina Koestler Ruben
Biologist Gudrun Pflueger talks about her encounter with a Canadian pack
March 11, 2008 | By Megan Gambino
What to do and see when you get there
January 01, 2008 | By Smithsonian.com
To describe Canada as a melting pot doesn't begin to do justice to the second largest country in the world. With a substantial aboriginal population, centuries of immigrants arriving from around the world and bilingual provinces, Canada offers a little bit of everything.
November 06, 2007 | By Smithsonian.com
A Danish photographer goes the extra mile to document wildlife in one of North America's most remote, most pristing areas, now coveted by mining and oil companies.
July 2006 | By Frank Clifford
Set between the Pacific Ocean and a coastal mountain range, the British Columbia city may be the ultimate urban playground
April 2004 | By Jonathan Kandell
Is it the fresh air, the seafood, or genes? Why do so many hardy 100-year-olds live in yes, Nova Scotia?
January 2003 | By Mary Duenwald