The Morning Briefing: 11/24
FORD TOUGH: The NYT this morning profiles William C. Ford Jr., Henry Ford’s great-grandson and Ford Motor Co.’s executive chairman, as he looks beyond bailout mania toward the future of cars in America. He has the luxury of patience that cash-strapped GM and Chrysler don’t, and he’s using Ford’s relative financial stability to spend time privately meeting with President-elect Obama and Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm about greening the auto industry. The AFP reports that in Europe, the price for bailing out car companies may be mandates for just that.
PERVASIVE SPECIES: New Scientist senior environment correspondent Fred Pearce pontificates this morning about the shortcomings of current sustainability science, arguing we need “a survival strategy for our species.”
L.A. WETLAND WORTH ITS SALT: In what may be the first-ever attempt in L.A. to preserve something authentic, a developer is working with city planners and conservationists to restore the heavily degraded Los Cerritos Wetlands. The salt marsh hosts surprising biodiversity for a polluted body of water flanked by oil rigs and the Pacific Coast Highway, and proponents say it’s not too late to regain some of its lost splendor.
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