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Climate change is behind storm-petrels’ breeding decline

Thursday, January 11, 2018 3:51 pm

In the deep cold of a Maine winter, the reality of our...

Crop advisers can influence farmers to adopt conservation practices

Friday, January 5, 2018 12:05 pm

Farmers trust crop advisers, a type of consultant, on lots of things. A Bates faculty member found that their influence can be harnessed for conservation work.

Don’t taste the hops: Bates students take a Lewiston brewery tour

Thursday, December 14, 2017 2:43 pm

The "Plants and Human Affairs" class heads to the Bates Mill and Baxter Brewing to learn about a beverage that dates back to the beginning of agriculture.

President Spencer op-ed: Tax bills ‘constrict access to education’

Friday, December 8, 2017 11:43 am

Spencer writes that Congress’ current efforts at tax reform represent a puzzling "assault on educational opportunity."

Food system innovation award goes to Bates team

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 2:03 pm

A group of Bates College students has won $2,500 for a project that will help salvage unharvested produce and direct it to hunger relief organizations.

What’s in a Lewiston Name: Kennedy

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 4:37 pm

Then-candidate John F. Kennedy visited Lewiston in November 1960. Three years later, the city named its downtown park after the slain president.

Video: Students in Trashion Show model high fashion from low places

Thursday, November 16, 2017 3:06 pm

The Trashion Show, an annual waste-couture extravaganza, shows Bates students at their creative and sustainable best.

Campus Construction Update: Shortridge goes 100 percent solar

Thursday, November 16, 2017 1:57 pm

A year after the first row of solar panels went atop Bates' Coastal Center at Shortridge, a second row has made the center electrically self-sufficient.

Then and Now: The Bates ginkgo tree sheds its leaves

Thursday, November 16, 2017 11:50 am

As ginkgo trees do, the one outside Carnegie Science Hall, across from Chase Hall, shed all its leaves within a few hours on Nov. 9.

Censorship of scientists is ramping up, but hostility is nothing new

Thursday, November 16, 2017 9:40 am

The attempt to silence scientists shows just how powerful knowledge is, says Associate Professor of History Joe Hall.

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