Stories about "Environment"
College joins nationwide carbon-neutrality pact

Wednesday, March 7, 2007 3:12 pm

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.

EPA honors for leadership in renewable energy use

Friday, November 3, 2006 4:23 pm

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.

Multicultural Center presents 'Earth: Saviors and Sustainers'

Friday, November 3, 2006 1:20 pm

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.

Bates boards biofuel bandwagon

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.

Supreme Court affirms Muskie's environmental legacy

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.

Bates commits to Maine 'green power' for its electricity

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.

Historian William Cronon to give Otis Lecture

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.

Symposium examines intersection of art and cryptozoology

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.

UMaine geologist to discuss fate of Mississippi Delta

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.

Dining Services receives industry award

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).

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