L’shana tovah! It’s Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. According to tradition, this is the day where every person’s destiny is written into the Book of Life. Another Jewish tradition is tikkun olam, or repairing the world. In celebration of the holiday and in hopes that tikkun olam will proceed just a little farther in the year 5769, here’s some good news.
- Biologist Pan Wenshi is saving langurs by helping a Chinese village out of poverty.
- Gray wolves have been re-listed as endangered, saving them from a fall public wolf hunt. A wolf hunt could have legally eliminated as much as 70% of the northern wolf populations.