Stories about "sustainability"
The Rice Stuff

Saturday, November 1, 2008 3:21 pm

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.

What's the Dam Point?

Saturday, November 1, 2008 11:46 am

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.

The Maine Course

Saturday, November 1, 2008 11:39 am

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.

Science historian discusses views of climate change

Monday, October 20, 2008 11:40 am

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)

Why more and more colleges are seeing green in going green

Sunday, October 5, 2008 12:00 pm

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."

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

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 12:00 pm

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.

Economist Lynne Lewis measures dams' effects on property values

Monday, July 7, 2008 12:00 pm

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

New report calls avoidance a poor green alternative

Monday, June 9, 2008 12:00 pm

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.

Reimagining the North Woods: The Changing Environment of Maine

Thursday, March 13, 2008 4:00 am

Maine faces major decisions on the future of its North Woods. Decisions that will be made soon regarding development will have big implications for the environment and growth management in Maine and around the country.

A year later, U.S. Rep. Michaud inspects completed Commons

Friday, March 7, 2008 11:04 am

About a year after visiting Bates to see how the college is making itself more sustainable, U.S. Rep. Michael Michaud returned on March 7 for lunch and a tour of Bates' new, "green" dining Commons.

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