It is hard not to become hopelessly depressed when one follows national and international news. Hence a few positive items from today's paper give one reason for hope. All are environmental:
1) The bald eagle is rebounding from near-extinction. A Pa. sanctuary recorded 407 this year, smashing the old record of 245.
2) Two studies were released yesterday showing that the polar bear may not be facing extinction as previously feared.
3) A Japanese salmon thought to be extinct for 70 years was found alive and well in a lake near Mt. Fuji.