Monthly Archives: September 2010

BP makes bold moves following the worst oil spill in U.S history

BP’s new CEO Bob Dudley will make his debut with the company by sacking the oil group’s exploration and production chief. It appears Mr. Dudley will be following through on his promise to restructure the company amid safety concerns and a diminishing public relations campaign. He replaced Andy Inglis, head of Exploration and Production, in […] … learn more→

Mabus report delivers on 1st part of president\’s promise to make gulf better than before BP oil disaster

Praising a new government report detailing a long-term environmental restoration plan for the Gulf Coast, five environmental groups today called on the President and Congress to implement the report\’s recommendations by using the fines BP will have to pay for the blowout of the company\’s Macondo well.  The report was presented today in New Orleans […] … learn more→

Simplicity series: What does it mean to simplify your life? (Part 1)

Getting to simplicity can often be a journey of two steps forward, and one backward. Fortunately, world.edu\’s Rebecca Sargent is a few steps further ahead than most and is here to share her knowledge and experience with our community. In the first installment of her simplicity series, Rebecca looks into what it really means to simplify your life. … learn more→

Civilization\’s Foundation Eroding

Lester R. Brown The thin layer of topsoil that covers the planet’s land surface is the foundation of civilization. This soil, typically 6 inches or so deep, was formed over long stretches of geological time as new soil formation exceeded the natural rate of erosion. But sometime within the last century, as human and livestock […] … learn more→

New CEO brings new hope to Nokia

Nokia’s newest CEO, imported from Microsoft, has his work cut out for him. The mobile giant has had its success everywhere except the world’s most important economy, the U.S, and that has stifled what could have (and should have) been a Symbian dominated smartphone market. On September 10th, Nokia fired its longtime CEO, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, […] … learn more→