Newfoundland

In Canada, Syrian refugee kids find belonging through hockey

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.

In Canada, Syrian refugee kids find belonging through hockey
Residents view the first iceberg of the season as it passes the South Shore, also known as "Iceberg Alley", near Ferryland Newfoundland, Canada April 16, 2017.

A tiny Canadian town has a new best friend: This massive, gorgeous iceberg

A tiny Canadian town has a new best friend: This massive, gorgeous iceberg
Sarah Parcak at archaeological site

A Viking village in Canada, spotted from space

A Viking village in Canada, spotted from space
Don Johnson, a former park ranger, on a fossil walk near his home on the Bonavista Peninsula in Newfoundland. As a kid, he used to climb on these rocks, but he says people here never know the fossils in these rocks were so significant.

A fossil flexes its muscle in Newfoundland, but it can't keep thieves away

A fossil flexes its muscle in Newfoundland, but it can't keep thieves away

Free hugs? You'll go to jail for that

Free hugs? You'll go to jail for that
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Strands of Evidence: Hair Forensics

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.

Strands of Evidence: Hair Forensics

Huge ice island breaks off of Greenland glacier

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.

Huge ice island breaks off of Greenland glacier

Controversy swirls over Canadian plan to build vast new hydroelectric plant in Labrador

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."

Controversy swirls over Canadian plan to build vast new hydroelectric plant in Labrador

Labrador Hydro Battle Puts Focus on Conflicting 'Green' Claims

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.

Labrador Hydro Battle Puts Focus on Conflicting 'Green' Claims

Archaeologist argues first Americans were from Europe 22,000 years ago

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.

Archaeologist argues first Americans were from Europe 22,000 years ago

Hey Rosetta! taps into Canadian ethos

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.

Hey Rosetta! taps into Canadian ethos
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A glimmer of hope for Atlantic cod?

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.

A glimmer of hope for Atlantic cod?
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Geo quiz

Name the peninsula in Newfoundland where Marystown is located.

Geo quiz
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Geo Answer-Global Hit

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.

Geo Answer-Global Hit
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Geo Quiz and Answer

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.

Geo Quiz and Answer