Many Somalis have fled their homeland in the wake of that country's long civil war. As they've resettled, they've had a hard time finding employment. But program in Maine has tapped their native skills and is helping them get established as farmers.
New immigrant footholds are emerging in less traditional parts of America. This story takes us to Maine, home to an increasing number of Hindu Americans, now establishing their own ethnic and religious roots in the state.
China has a pollution problem. Smog in the air, who-knows-what in the water. And that's becoming a bigger and bigger deal. Entrepreneurs are stepping in to help Chinese residents manage and reduce their exposure to pollutants.
The alewives of the St. Croix River live an international life. Their river is the boundary between Canada and the U.S., jointly governed by both nations. But, in 1995, Maine decided to shut down the route the alewives took to spawn. The population crashed. But this year, the gates were reponed.
The American Bittern’s camouflaged plumage makes it nearly impossible to see when standing still. But Mark Seth Lender was lucky enough to find one strutting its stuff on a pond in northern Maine.
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