Award-winning journalist to speak at Bates

Mark Dowie, author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated book Losing Ground: American Environmentalism at the Close of the Twentieth Century, will deliver a lecture titled Faded Green: American Environmentalism at the Dawn of the New Millennium at 7 p.m. September 29, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited and admission is free.

Dowie, former editor and publisher of Mother Jones magazine, also wrote We Have a Donor: The Bold New World of Organ Transplanting. In 21 years of investigative reporting for various newspapers and magazines, including Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, he has received four National Magazine Awards, a George Polk Award and citations from the National Press Club, Project Censored and the University of Missouri. His award-winning articles include “Pinto Madness,” an exposé of the Ford Pinto’s production history and its explosive gas tank; “A Case of Corporate Malpractice,” the corporate history of the Dalkon Shield intrauterine device; “The Corporate Crime of the Century,” a series documenting the export of banned and hazardous materials and waste to underdeveloped countries; and “The War for the West,” a study of the county movement and militias in the American West.

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