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March 1, 2009 11:33 am

Homing in on Green Design

Perils and possibilities arise as consumers seek green options in building and architecture.


February 27, 2009 3:09 pm

Bates students to take part in D.C. energy demonstration

Fifty Bates College students are among an estimated 10,000 young people from around the United States who will gather in the nation’s capital on Feb. 27 for a four-day summit supporting immediate action on climate, energy and economic issues.


February 5, 2009 2:38 pm

The Farmer's Father: Steve Hoad '72

Blind from birth, Steve Hoad was raised by a mother who “understood that children were children,” he says. “It was expected that I would do things children do.” His outdoors experiences as a child and a desire to conserve land solidified Hoad’s dream to one day live with his family on a farm.


January 9, 2009 12:00 pm

Pristine isn't the dream, says geologist Matt Grove '94

arly in the 1900s, two manufacturing plants in Arlington, Mass., dumped their chemical waste out back, which polluted a town-owned pond, later filled to create the high school football field.


November 14, 2008 5:08 pm

The Farmer's Father

Blind from birth, Steve Hoad, Bates College Class of 1972, was raised by a mother who “understood that children were…


November 1, 2008 3:21 pm

The Rice Stuff

Rice is a managing director at BlackRock, the country’s largest publicly traded mutual fund manager. Within the volatile confines of the energy market, Rice is a star. His portfolios top out at just over $8 billion and his most recognized asset, the firm’s $1.4 billion Global Resources mutual fund, has soared right alongside the increasing prices of natural gas, coal, and oil.


November 1, 2008 11:46 am

What's the Dam Point?

Shortly after a press release announced Lynne Lewis’ scholarly article on dam removal, the Bates environmental economist learned where her academic research really hits home.


November 1, 2008 11:39 am

The Maine Course

The Bates Contemplates Food initiative is a call for an informed examination of food choices. For many of us, these choices involve what foods to buy. A select few, though — such as the alumni on enumerated below — are choosing what foods to produce for the people who buy. And while every food decision is a life decision, the choices made by people whose livings depend on producing food take place on planes different from the ones we occupy.


October 20, 2008 11:40 am

Science historian discusses views of climate change

Historian of science at the University of California, San Diego, Naomi Oreskes gave a lecture on the science of climate change and the notion of scientific consensus. (Total length: 1:16:12)


October 5, 2008 12:00 pm

Why more and more colleges are seeing green in going green

The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine used Bates’ sustainability efforts in a story about what has the current generation of college students fired up: “They’re all about green, focused on saving energy, serving organic and local food, and reducing carbon emissions.”