Archives for "Environment"


March 2, 2010 8:47 am

The Portland Press Herald describes conflict about the Morse River's meandering ways

The Portland Press Herald describes how scientists, officials and residents differ on what to do, if anything, about the Morse…


February 26, 2010 10:17 am

Bates announces Climate Action Plan; biomass is key to zero emissions by 2020

Burning biomass to provide the Bates College campus with heat and some electricity is key to the college’s new Climate Action Plan, which anticipates carbon neutrality across the Bates enterprise by 2020.


February 12, 2010 4:09 pm

Student video shows the right way to recycle

By Kelly Cox  ’11 Stressing the importance of keeping recyclables out of trash and trash out of recyclables, Rob Little…


February 12, 2010 9:39 am

Activists to discuss indigenous politics, environmentalism in the Americas at Bates College

The politics and environmental interests of indigenous peoples in the Americas, including Native Americans from Maine, are at issue in two nights of panel discussions at Bates College at Monday, Feb. 22 and Tuesday, Feb. 23.


February 2, 2010 3:37 pm

Maine news media interview Tyler Fish '96 about his North Pole conquest

The Portland Press Herald, Lewiston Sun Journal and Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s Maine Things Considered all sought out Tyler Fish…


October 28, 2008 12:00 pm

Food writer Pollan explores 'American paradox'

The annual Otis Lecture at Bates, Pollan’s droll, fact-rich talk was titled In Defense of Food: “The Omnivore’s Solution.”


March 7, 2007 3:12 pm

College joins nationwide carbon-neutrality pact

Bates College is one of eight colleges and universities in Maine, and more than 100 nationwide, to sign an agreement to become “carbon neutral” — that is, to reduce institutional emissions of carbon-based greenhouse gases such that they no longer increase the atmospheric total of such gases.


November 3, 2006 4:23 pm

EPA honors for leadership in renewable energy use

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Bates College for its leading role in the use of electricity from renewable sources, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen has announced.


November 3, 2006 1:20 pm

Multicultural Center presents 'Earth: Saviors and Sustainers'

The Bates College Office of Multicultural Affairs presents a one-day environmental symposium titled “Earth: Saviors and Sustainers” on Saturday, Nov. 4, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.


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.