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.
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.
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.
Fifty years ago, kids caught speaking French in Maine schools might be punished. Today, schools are teaching it to help young people regain their heritage, in a state where 20 percent have a Franco-American background.
Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette grew up in Maine, far from the killing fields of Rwanda and was a child when the genocide occurred. But when he learned about what happened there, he made a choice that has guided his life since.
The lobster roll is a summertime favorite in New England. Fresh lobster, a little mayo, some dill and a splash of lemon juice. All mixed together, and then slapped on a hot dog bun. But up north in New Brunswick, you can find some delicious Canadian variations on the lobster roll. Leave it to Chicago-based food writer Steve Dolinsky to try them all.
New Brunswick's only privately-funded abortion clinic closed its door in July. Now more and more women are driving across the border to Maine to terminate their pregnancies, despite the time and costs involved.