Why U.S. Natural Gas Is No Longer Too Dirty for France

Jordy Lee, program manager for the Supply Chain Transparency Initiative at the Payne Institute for Public Policy, and Morgan D. Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute and a professor of public policy, wrote this opinion piece.
January 25, 2022

In a battle between this endangered flower and a lithium mine, who should win?

“The way I sort of look at it is yes, there could be reasons to not develop some resources, but we probably have to be able to develop something,” says Ian Lange, an economics professor at the Colorado School of Mines who previously served on the ....
January 25, 2022

Satellite launches and space tourism could soon be a huge part of the economy

"Anything that you can use in space from those elements that are already there, it creates an advantage," said Angel Abbud-Madrid, director of the center for space resources at Colorado School of Mines.
January 22, 2022

Did an underground coal fire spark the Marshall Fire, the state’s most destructive fire?

"There are certain conditions inside the coal that make the coal spontaneously combust," said Jurgen Brune, a professor in mining engineering at the Colorado School of Mines.
January 22, 2022

How young people can make effective change in the climate crisis, according to experts

"The climate emergency is already here," 19-year-old Jeeva Senthilnathan, an engineering student at the Colorado School of Mines, told ABC News. "We're seeing the entire climate emergency in front of our eyes."
January 22, 2022

Underground coal fire being investigated as a potential source of ignition in fast-moving, destructive Marshall Fire

“There’s not much you can do from the outside to stop these fires because often the coal produces enough oxygen, in the coal bed itself, to keep those fires going,” said Jurgen Brune, a professor in mining engineering at the Colorado School of Mines ....
January 21, 2022

Colorado oil and gas wells are constantly changing hands. Some risk becoming costly “orphans” along the way.

Brad Handler, a researcher at the Colorado School of Mines’ Payne Institute for Public Policy, says that “in a way, private companies have often proven to be more stable operators, more consistent operators than public ones. … They don’t have to ....
January 19, 2022

Biden's green agenda requires batteries, but building them is dirty business

The transition will require mining massive quantities of metals and minerals, a practice that carries its own pollution, said Jordy Lee, a program manager at the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines.
January 18, 2022

Helmet video captures Colorado college students rescuing dog buried in avalanche

Bobby White and Josh Trujillo were backcountry skiing the popular Berthoud Pass area in Colorado when they saw a cloud of snow erupt -- a sign of an avalanche occurring -- at least a thousand feet away.
January 3, 2022

Fire, then snow – Irish climate change adviser tells of disaster

Professor Morgan Bazilian, a member of the Climate Change Advisory Council, said the fire was unlike anything seen before in the state.
January 1, 2022

Nebraska project finds key minerals, but can it mine them?

“Simply knowing the existence of a mineral deposit that’s attractive geologically does not guarantee commercial viability,” said professor Rod Eggert, deputy director of the Critical Materials Institute at the Colorado School of Mines.
December 22, 2021

These Colorado School of Mines seniors designed the future of outdoor accessibility for their finals

It’s the end of the fall semester at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, and all the makings of a classic science fair are on campus. For their final projects, groups of seniors were asked to figure out solutions to problems that included making ....
December 22, 2021