When a hockey coach in Newfoundland, Canada, heard a Syrian refugee boy named Yamen Bai wanted to play hockey, he put out a call for donations. A year later, Yamen is keeping up with his teammates and scoring goals.
What you eat ends up in your hair. Scientists in the US and Europe have used this basic idea to devise a sort of hair-based GPS tracking system. Law enforcement agencies are now using this technique to solve crimes. NOVA's Ari Daniel Shapiro reports.
A massive ice island broke off of the Petermann Glacier in Greenland. The iceberg, which contains enough fresh water to supply every American for half a year, is roughly twice the size of Manhattan in New York.
As Canada confronts its need for electricity and a desire to reduce the amount of carbon it pumps into the atmosphere, it's turning to two, large hydroelectric dams in Labrador. But there's potential for other environmental damage that has many in the area saying "no thanks."
The Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador plans to build two huge new hydroelectric dams on the Churchill river. Backers say the dams will be an important source of low-carbon electricity while opponents warn against it.
New archeological finds have led a Smithsonian Institute researcher to write a book detailing what he believes is the journey of the first Americans, from Europe to North America's east coast. This contradicts earlier evidence that the first Americans came from Asia.
Canada held parliamentary elections yesterday and Prime Minister Stephen Harper won a majority. The World's Marco Werman has been listening to the music of Hey Rosetta! from Newfoundland, a band that seems to have tapped into a national Canadian ethos.
The World's Jeb Sharp reports on the status of the once-famous Atlantic cod fishery off eastern Canada. Fishing for cod there was banned nearly 20 years ago after stocks collapsed. Now there are glimmers of evidence that the fish may be returning.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Corner Brook in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Celtic music producer Brian O'Donovan samples some of the music being showcased there at the East Coast Music Awards (ECMA). It's a festival devoted to Atlantic Canada's diverse musical styles.
We're looking for a part of the North American continental shelf that sits under water, just off the coast of Newfoundland.The answer is the Grand Banks. Marine archaeologist Dwight Coleman tells anchor Marco Werman about an ongoing project to explore the shipwrecks and underwater landscape of the Grand Banks.