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Friday

February 5, 2016 12:35 pm

$165,000 grant funds Bates study of tree structure and drought response

$165,000 grant funds Bates study of tree structure and drought response

It’s plain that a tree without water will die. What’s not so clear is what happens inside a thirsty tree while it’s still alive.

Thursday

December 17, 2015 4:18 pm

Slideshow: Balmy Bates in December prompts the question, what’s up?

Slideshow: Balmy Bates in December prompts the question, what’s up?

Photographs show a snowbound Bates two years ago and a verdant campus now. Is it time to say hello to El Nino?

Monday

October 12, 2015 2:21 pm

‘Standup economist’ brings light touch to climate policy

‘Standup economist’ brings light touch to climate policy

Bates College presents “standup economist” Yoram Bauman with a presentation called “Comedy, Economics, and Climate Change” on Oct. 13.

Thursday

October 1, 2015 12:21 pm

‘Unexpected’ Arctic night life found by Bates biologist Will Ambrose and fellow researchers

‘Unexpected’ Arctic night life found by Bates biologist Will Ambrose and fellow researchers

The Arctic’s long polar night does not slow down the marine ecosystem — a finding that has sobering consequences for how we think about the seasons in this era of climate change.

Friday

August 28, 2015 12:00 pm

Slideshow: Beach morning, marsh afternoon, and starry night for these geology students

Slideshow: Beach morning, marsh afternoon, and starry night for these geology students

From beach to marsh, geology students did faculty-guided thesis fieldwork in and around the Bates–Morse Mountain Conservation Area, with time for play, too.

Tuesday

June 23, 2015 4:24 pm

Biologist Will Ambrose appointed National Science Foundation program director

Biologist Will Ambrose appointed National Science Foundation program director

Ambrose will have authority over $12 million in research funding that in large part defines how scientists study Arctic climate change.

Monday

November 17, 2014 11:00 am

2014 Otis Lecture to highlight role of virtue in perceptions of climate change

2014 Otis Lecture to highlight role of virtue in perceptions of climate change

Known for his scrutiny of the cultural dimensions of climate change, Mike Hulme brings the ancient philosophical concept of virtue to bear on the climate crisis in Bates College’s annual Otis Lecture on Nov. 17.

Monday

October 27, 2014 1:31 pm

Dead clams talking: $337,000 grant supports clamshell-climate research

Dead clams talking: $337,000 grant supports clamshell-climate research

An oceanographer and a geologist at Bates have received a National Science Foundation grant to create a 1,000-year record of changing sea and climate conditions in the Norwegian Arctic.

Friday

October 24, 2014 10:51 am

Bates welcomes new faculty: Brett Huggett, biology

Bates welcomes new faculty: Brett Huggett, biology

New at Bates as an assistant professor of biology, Brett Huggett specializes in how trees response to environmental stress.

Tuesday

May 13, 2014 8:34 am

Bates to screen ‘Shored Up,’ exploring the shoreline’s fate in the age of climate change

Bates to screen ‘Shored Up,’ exploring the shoreline’s fate in the age of climate change

Described as “a thought-provoking documentary about the folly of shoreline construction in the Hurricane Sandy age,” the film “Shored Up” will be shown on May 19.