United States

Here in Youngstown: Shale Gas

Youngstown, Ohio, was once one of the centers of US steel manufacturing. Today, there are hopes that shale gas could revive the town - and fears it may destroy what little is left of it.

Laredo, Texas: Lucrative Trafficking

U.S. customs officers in Laredo, Texas, have found harmful insects in flower shipments and drugs hidden in frozen squid. As one officer says, their job is to catch “drugs, thugs and bugs.”