Archives for "Environment"
Tuesday, May 23, 2006 12:00 am
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
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 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.
Monday, November 7, 2005 3:29 pm
William Cronon, a leading scholar on the human relationship with land and nature, visits Bates College to give the ninth annual Otis Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.
Thursday, October 27, 2005 3:39 pm
A symposium at the Bates College Museum of Art this weekend relates the visual arts to cryptozoology, the study of unknown, rumored or hidden animals. Treating issues of cryptozoology, science and art, the symposium "Out of Time Place Scale" takes place at the museum Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29. Friday's keynote speaker is cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, an authority in the field and the founder of the Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, where he lives. An exhibition relating to cryptozoology opens at the museum in June 2006.
Wednesday, October 12, 2005 3:16 pm
Joseph T. Kelley, a marine geologist and sedimentologist who focuses on shoreline issues, gives a talk titled "The Destruction and Proposed Reconstruction of the Mississippi River Delta" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in Room 204 of Carnegie Science Hall, 44 Campus Ave.
Friday, August 26, 2005 10:31 am
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).
Monday, August 8, 2005 10:59 am
Why did one species disappear while the other survived? The simple answer is diet. Genyornis couldn't adapt to radical changes in the available food supply, while the emu could, according to a geological study published in the July 8 issue of Science magazine and co-authored by Bates geochemist Beverly Johnson.
Wednesday, April 20, 2005 12:25 pm
A double major in chemistry and environmental studies, Erin Bertrand '05 has learned the art of seeing both the trees and the forest.
Thursday, March 10, 2005 9:22 am
Richard Alley, whose book "The Two-Mile Time Machine" offers surprising conclusions about Earth's climate, visits Bates College to give a lecture titled "Abrupt Climate Change, the Greenhouse Effect, and How We Can Make Money Cleaning up After Ourselves" Thursday, March 10, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.