Stories about "Environment"
Students and faculty, including geology professor Bev Johnson, install research equipment on the Sprague Marsh at Bates-Morse Mountain on April 22, 2014. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Video: Visiting the Sprague Marsh to measure sea level change

Friday, May 2, 2014 9:00 am

Geology faculty and students head to Bates-Morse Mountain to place measurement rods deep in the marsh.

Kelton McMahon '05 (left) dives among coral reefs in the Red Sea. McMahon earned a doctorate from the joint MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution program in oceanography. (Michael Berumen / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Alumni make ‘huge impact’ at international gathering of ocean researchers

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:00 pm

At Bates, these ocean scientists learned to "be fearless" in their approach to research.

During a field trip to Cliff Island, Professor of Geology Dykstra Eusden '80 teaches students how to identify and measure different rock formations in order to create a map in ArcGIS, a mapping and spacial analysis tool. (Judson Peck '11)
New film features stunning White Mountain views — and Bates geologist Dyk Eusden, too

Friday, March 21, 2014 8:59 am

Eusden enters the film as an expert who links the experiential with the geological.

Mourning cloak butterfly. (CC license: Jamie Jones / USFWS)
For Bob Muldoon ’81, the first sign of spring isn’t a bird or bud. It’s a butterfly

Friday, March 21, 2014 8:15 am

Writing in The Boston Globe, Muldoon describes his personal quest for the first sign of spring.

Above is a watercolor that oceanographer Gregory Johnson '85 created, along with haiku to illustrate various concepts about climate change. (Copyright Gregory Johnson)
Haiku and watercolors help oceanographer Greg Johnson ’85 explain climate change

Thursday, March 13, 2014 10:55 am

He got the idea after making a major contribution to the report "Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis."

In the Shetland Islands, a Bates-directed archaeological dig, funded by the National Science Foundation, involves geologists, anthropologists, historians and biologists who are discovering the fate of a township named Broo that was buried in sand during the17th century Little Ice Age.
Bates-directed climate project in Shetland Islands wins environmental award

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 12:47 pm

A Bates-directed archeological project in the Shetland Islands has won an environmental...

Climate-change activist Phil Aroneanu in action.
Strategies for climate change, youth homelessness at issue in Harward Center events

Thursday, November 7, 2013 11:32 am

A forum on youth homelessness in Maine and a talk by a leading climate change activist take place a day apart in presentations at Bates College.

Gabe Clark '02 owns Cold Spring Ranch and is president of the Maine Grass Farmers Network. (Phyllis Graber Jensen)
Gabe Clark ’02 tells Bangor Daily News that grass-fed beef is where it’s at

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 2:11 pm

Gabe Clark '02 is front and center in a Bangor Daily News story about Maine's chance to expand sales of grass-fed beef.

For her senior thesis in environmental studies, Taryn O’Connell ‘13 investigated a debate about Androscoggin River pollution that took place in Lewiston in the 1950s. Photograph by Hank Schless '13.
Senior thesis Q-and-A: The 1950s debate over Androscoggin River pollution

Thursday, May 2, 2013 12:00 pm

In her thesis, Taryn O'Connell '13 examines strategies used to reach different social classes in Lewiston during a landmark pollution debate.

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Todd Robinson ’79 bets on Belcampo, a ‘breathtakingly complex’ tri-country agribusiness

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 11:52 am

Belcampo is not just an interesting company but a potentially important one.

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