A large influx of immigrants and refugees certainly helps boost the population of a region. But they can also have social and economic impacts. The northern part of Columbus, Ohio - an abandoned wasteland in the early 2000s - has been revitalized thanks to the new Americans. VOA’s June Soh takes you to the Morse road corridor where the city’s true entrepreneurial heart is.
The Arctic is melting faster than expected, accelerating rates of sea level rise around the world. The urgent need to understand what is behind the quickening pace is drawing scientists to some of the world's coldest and most remote locations in Greenland. There is really only one way to get there: on military transport planes that land on skis. VOA's Steve Baragona traveled along with the Air National Guard that traces its roots to the coldest part of the Cold War.
As Hurricane Irma unleashed 209 kph winds over Florida’s thin islands known as the Keys -- the continental United States’ southernmost point -- most residents had evacuated, but not all. Seven people died in the surrounding county alone, and now, as residents assess the damage for the first time, the realization has hit that “home” may never be the same. Ramon Taylor reports.