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Friday

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.

Friday

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…

Saturday

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.

Saturday

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.

Saturday

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.

Monday

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)

Sunday

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.”

Wednesday

October 1, 2008
12:00 pm

Can we do it? Creativity contest to spur beverage container recycling

Bates College sophomore Carolyn Silva-Sanchez invites the Lewiston-Auburn community to see the judging of a contest for creative uses of recyclable bottles and cans.

Monday

July 7, 2008
12:00 pm

Economist Lynne Lewis measures dams' effects on property values

Recent research by Bates environmental economist Lynne Lewis shows the benefits of removing a hydropower dam on Maine’s Kennebec River 10 years ago.

Monday

June 9, 2008
12:00 pm

New report calls avoidance a poor green alternative

A Rogers Casey Inc. researcher argues that targeted bets on “green” companies could prove superior to more sweeping strategies that purge polluters from institutional portfolios.