Stories about "Climate change"
Professor of Geology Beverly Johnson uses a sediment elevation table to measure the height of the Sprague River Salt Marsh, part of the Bates–Morse Mountain Conservation Area..These data are used to measure the response of the marsh to rising sea level and storm activity, Johnson says. Four years ago, she and her Short Term geology students traveled to the Sprague, where they placed rods deep in the marsh as benchmarks to measure future changes.Show with Laura Sewall (in garnet baseball cap), Harward Center for Community Partnerships, Director of Bates Morse Mountain Conservation Area, and Vanessa Paolella '21 of Dingmen's Ferry, Pa., who has been working with Johnson on geology research over the summer.Also present: Clailre Enterline (in green shirt and blue baseball cap), Research Coordinator with the Maine Coastal Program. And (not in selects but wearing a blue baseball cap and blue shirt) Ellen Bartow-Gieelie, Coastal Fellow with the Maine Coastal Program.
Q&A: Laura Sewall on 11 years as Bates–Morse Mountain director

Friday, July 19, 2019 10:30 am

Sewall shares takeaways from the conservation area, including the role of "blue carbon," the toll of climate change, and the value in letting nature take its course.

From folks on the front lines, Short Term students learn about sea level rise

Thursday, May 30, 2019 1:30 pm

For a Short Term course new in 2019, professors Lynne Lewis and Francis Eanes brought students to the front lines of the battle against rising seas.

A day in the life of Pettengill Hall, featuring staff, faculty and students engaged in learning, studying, and working, with both internal and external images.Looking through the windows of the second floor AAACS lounge toward the Cutten smokestack.
Bates College attains carbon neutrality ahead of schedule

Thursday, May 16, 2019 4:00 am

Out of some 700 U.S. colleges and universities to sign a carbon-neutrality pledge in 2007, Bates is one of only seven to date that have reached that goal.

NESCAC Chill Poll for Jan. 31, 2019: The Polar Vortex edition

Friday, February 1, 2019 12:10 pm

Bates and NESCAC dodged the worst of the polar vortex cold (this time), but we're simpatico with our neighbors to the west.

In telling climate stories, who’s in and who’s out? asks Otis speaker Elizabeth Rush

Friday, November 2, 2018 11:13 am

For Rush, author of the acclaimed Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, offering the 2018 Otis Lecture was a homecoming of sorts.

Bates Club of Antarctica: It’s a whale’s world

Friday, May 11, 2018 9:22 am

Over 20 years and 32 trips, Ari Friedlaender '96 has become a leading expert on Antarctic whales — and an outspoken advocate for their environment.

Climate change is ‘not something you believe. It just is,’ says Trump whistleblower Joel Clement

Friday, March 16, 2018 12:40 pm

Clement is the former climate policy chief who says the Trump administration retaliated against him and fellow scientists for climate-change advocacy.

Curtis ’17 in key role as Bates joins Maine ecosystem project

Thursday, January 25, 2018 12:13 pm

With an alumna playing a central role, Bates College has joined The Nature Conservancy and state agencies in a long-term effort to monitor Maine ecosystems.

Climate change is behind storm-petrels’ breeding decline

Thursday, January 11, 2018 3:51 pm

In the deep cold of a Maine winter, the reality of our...

Then and Now: The Bates ginkgo tree sheds its leaves

Thursday, November 16, 2017 11:50 am

As ginkgo trees do, the one outside Carnegie Science Hall, across from Chase Hall, shed all its leaves within a few hours on Nov. 9.

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