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Tuesday

May 23, 2006
12:00 am

Bates boards biofuel bandwagon

Bates College, which last fall contracted to buy all its electricity from renewable sources, has taken another step toward environmental sustainability with an arrangement to heat some of its student residences with cleaner-burning biofuel. In late March, Bates started heating 12 residential houses on Frye Street with so-called B5, a blend of petroleum heating oil with 5 percent biofuel made from soy or canola oil.

Wednesday

May 17, 2006
12:00 am

Supreme Court affirms Muskie's environmental legacy

The environmental legacy of the late U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie ’36, who was dubbed “Mr. Clean” for spearheading clean water and air laws in the 1960s and 1970s, found its way into a Supreme Court ruling May 15.

Tuesday

November 22, 2005
3:14 pm

Bates commits to Maine 'green power' for its electricity

Bates will purchase its entire electricity supply from renewable energy sources in Maine, specifically biomass generating plants and small hydroelectric producers, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen has announced.

Friday

August 26, 2005
10:31 am

Dining Services receives industry award

Bates College Dining Services was one of two colleges to share a silver award in the 2005 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards, presented annually by the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS).

Wednesday

April 20, 2005
12:25 pm

Between two majors, Bertrand '05 has found a world view

A double major in chemistry and environmental studies, Erin Bertrand ’05 has learned the art of seeing both the trees and the forest.

Tuesday

July 6, 2004
2:08 pm

Bates creates Environmental Task Force

At the request of college President Elaine Tuttle Hansen, students, staff and faculty at Bates College have created an environmental task force.

Thursday

April 24, 2003
10:19 am

Students retire pollution permit worth one ton of sulfur dioxide

For the third year, students in the 200-level “Environmental Economics” course at Bates have successfully bid on and purchased a government permit for the atmospheric release of a ton of sulfur dioxide (SO2), a pollutant that causes acid rain.

Tuesday

November 26, 2002
4:05 pm

Three local farms profiled by Bates students

The students, participants in the “World Agriculture” course taught by Peter Rogers, will present their findings from research into the operations of Nezinscott Farm, Turner; Avalon Farm, North Yarmouth; and Bell Farms, Auburn

Thursday

September 26, 2002
8:32 am

Environmental gathering scrutinizes local landscape

Two specialists in interpreting the natural landscape will discuss their impressions of lands protected by the Androscoggin Land Trust in 7 p.m. presentations on Saturday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 13, at Bates College. The Saturday talk is in Chase Hall Lounge, Chase Hall, Campus Avenue, and Sunday’s event is in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, Andrews Road. The talks by plant ecologists Tom Wessels and Mitchell Thomashow, both of Antioch New England Graduate School, are open to the public at no charge.

Friday

September 20, 2002
3:11 pm

Lecture looks at hydrogen as alternative fuel

At a time when U.S. dependence on Middle Eastern fossil fuels has assumed ominous new overtones, a Sept. 25 lecture at Bates College holds out hope for a virtually unlimited new source of energy. In the second of two lectures that day inaugurating an “eminent scientist” series at Bates, National Medal of Science recipient Harry Gray will discuss recent progress on attempts to split water cost-effectively into hydrogen and oxygen gases, which would make hydrogen gas a feasible substitute for fossil fuels as our major energy source.