Archives for "Environment"


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.


November 7, 2005 3:29 pm

Historian William Cronon to give Otis Lecture

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.


October 27, 2005 3:39 pm

Symposium examines intersection of art and cryptozoology

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.


October 12, 2005 3:16 pm

UMaine geologist to discuss fate of Mississippi Delta

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.


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).


August 8, 2005 10:59 am

Australian research suggests human potential to change environment

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.


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.


March 10, 2005 9:22 am

Penn State geoscientist to discuss abrupt climate change

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.


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.


April 30, 2004 3:39 pm

Earth Day event draws 4,000 Lewiston-Auburn residents

More than 4,000 barbeque meals — a new record — and 6,400 gladiolus and lily bulbs were distributed to all comers Thursday as Bates invited its Lewiston and Auburn neighbors to its annual Earth Day celebration.