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Wednesday

April 1, 2009
10:53 am

Science before water, says Poland Spring's Tom Brennan '83

When Tom Brennan ’83, senior natural resource manager for Poland Spring bottled water, approaches a Maine community about using their…

Thursday

March 19, 2009
4:31 pm

Eric Peters '86 raises oysters for the raw bar

In season, Peters and a part-time employee hand-harvest up to 8,000 shellfish weekly from the riverbed acreage that Peters leases from the state. Currently wholesaling through a distributor to restaurants in Boston and elsewhere, Peters will begin retailing in 2009 as Norumbega Oyster Inc. to diversify his clientele and boost revenues.

Sunday

March 1, 2009
12:25 pm

Presenting new knowledge in 1700 square inches

Dana Oster ’09 had to think big — Atlantic Ocean big — during her geology research on the ever-shifting sands of Seawall Beach, part of the Bates–Morse Mountain Conservation Area along the Maine coast.

Friday

February 27, 2009
3:25 pm

Author McKibben and key figure in 'renewable energy island' to speak

Bill McKibben, the environmental journalist who wrote the first book aimed at a general readership about climate change, gives a talk titled “Global Warming: Fighting Against It, Living With It” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave.

Friday

January 9, 2009
12:00 pm

Pristine isn't the dream, says geologist Matt Grove '94

arly in the 1900s, two manufacturing plants in Arlington, Mass., dumped their chemical waste out back, which polluted a town-owned pond, later filled to create the high school football field.

Saturday

November 1, 2008
4:07 pm

Sediment at Seawall Beach

At the Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area in September, Emily Chandler ’09 of North Yarmouth, Maine (above), with Dana Oster ’09 of Mercer Island, Wash., and Professor of Geology Mike Retelle, surveys Seawall Beach to monitor the transport and erosion of beach sediment.

Saturday

November 1, 2008
11:56 am

Cruising with the 'Croo'

Run by the Appalachian Mountain Club, Greenleaf is among eight high-mountain huts staffed by about 50 college-age men and women, known as “croo.” Last summer, five Batesies were hut croo, a number tied with Middlebury for the most in the huts.

Saturday

November 1, 2008
11:46 am

What's the Dam Point?

Shortly after a press release announced Lynne Lewis’ scholarly article on dam removal, the Bates environmental economist learned where her academic research really hits home.

Monday

October 20, 2008
12:00 pm

Images of Bates: October 2008

A monthly collection of photo highlights from October 2008.

Sunday

October 19, 2008
1:33 pm

Field Geology in Maine

Another cool class I am taking this year is called Field Geology in Maine. What’s awesome about it is how the course introduces you to the principles of geology while working in the field. Therefore, it isn’t the same old “rocks in a box” kind of geology that sounds oh-so boring. Instead, the professor has the philosophy that the best way to learn geology is by doing it. About once a month, our lab will go out on a field trip to the coast, Baxter State Park, or even Acadia National Park.