Here, There

There are some issues that cut across language, culture and geography. Our occasional series, Here, There, examines how other countries approach these universal questions. We’ve looked at everything from gay soldiers in the United Kingdom's military to public transit in Bogotá. Perhaps there's something about Australia's experience with the invasive cane toad that we can apply to Lake Michigan's Asian carp problem. At the very least -- amidst the differences that make us American or Korean or Russian -- these stories are intended to remind us that the human experience is a shared one.