Tag Archives: gulf

Hypoxia Revisited

We blogged about hypoxia (this seems surreal) more than three years ago, at which time we referred to our book, Green Project Management, as “our upcoming book”.  A lot happens in three years.  The book is out, has been recognized with PMI’s highest award for literature, and has been used in University courses on sustainability. […]

Lessons Learned to Lessons Burned

It’s now just two years since the Deepwater Horizon incident.  Many people seem to forget it.  After all, we see the smiling faces of the folks from the tourist industry in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and Louisiana on those TV commercials, so it really wasn’t a problem, after all, right? Not really, as you can read […]

Drilling turns to grilling

Look on the right. You see that man?  That’s Tony Hayward, CEO of BP. Does he look happy?   No, he’s not happy. Does he look comfortable?  I don’t think so. He’s being grilled by the US Congress. One of the reasons?  He – or his company – or perhaps his whole industry – doesn’t seem […]

Like oil and water…

First, a science lesson. We’ve heard that oil and water don’t mix.  Why not? From the Argonne National Laboratory: Water molecules have strong bonds with one another, called “hydrogen bonds.” This consists of an extraordinarily strong attraction that the hydrogens of one H2O have for oxygens of nearby H2O molecules. Oil molecules also have very […]

A crude solution

“A Workaround is a solution to an unanticipated problem. Not to be confused with a contingency, or backup plan, which is conceived in advance, a workaround is a far less elegant solution to the problem. Typically, a workaround is not viewed as something that is designed to be a panacea, or cure-all, but rather as […]