Can Tesla help solve one of the thorniest ethical problems with electric vehicles?

“The sector as a whole is just beginning to look at what the answers are,” said Sara Hastings-Simon, an energy transition researcher at the Colorado School of Mines.
September 10, 2020

Dead rainbow trout floated on the South Platte. Could fish detectives crack the case?

Davenport emailed the Denver Department of Health and Environment and alerted Ashley Rust, a research associate in civil and environmental engineering at the Colorado School of Mines who also advises Revesco, developer of The River Mile, on trout ....
September 10, 2020

Some Colorado temps are increasing at twice the global average, fueling wildfires, scientists say

“We have noticed that there have been some very, very large fires,” said Chris Elvidge, who developed the technology to detect extremely hot temperatures on earth from satellites in space.
September 4, 2020

Record giving at Colorado universities is one pandemic bright spot, but uncertainty looms

“Next year will be the tougher year,” School of Mines President Paul Johnson reiterated. “… If the pandemic has sort of illustrated one thing for people, it’s that the future of higher education is different than it was last year.”
September 4, 2020

Mines makes masked move-in

There was a point when Colorado School of Mines freshman Matthew Micha wasn’t sure if he should come to campus this year. But as he walked around on the morning of Aug. 14 with new friend Oliver Noyes after moving to campus earlier in the week, he ....
August 25, 2020

Catastrophic failures raise alarm about dams containing muddy mine wastes

“The consequences of a failure are getting much bigger,” says Priscilla Nelson, a geotechnical engineer at the Colorado School of Mines.
August 20, 2020

Drivers Should Be ‘Pretty Wary’ Of I-70 In Glenwood Canyon, Even After The Grizzly Creek Fire Is Out

The fire will lead to more rock falls, said Paul Santi, a professor of geology and geological engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. ... “For the next year or two, I’d be pretty wary of driving through there during a rainstorm,” Santi said.
August 20, 2020

Grizzly Creek Fire could impact Glenwood Canyon, Colorado River long after it's contained, experts say

Paul Santi, a professor of geology at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, said the burning of vegetation through the steep, cavernous canyon could lead to more rainfall runoff and rockfalls, in an area where falling rock is already a frequent hazard.
August 19, 2020

The Commodities Note: Fall in US gas flaring gives cause for optimism

"In the past 12 months, gas flaring in the US has actually declined by 70 per cent, according to numbers provided by the Earth Observation Group at the Payne Institute for Public Policy," co-wrote Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute.
August 11, 2020

Miners need more engineers to meet new tailings dam safety standard

“Most companies are realizing that there is a skills gap, because you have senior people moving out and not enough younger people moving in,” said mining engineering professor Priscilla Nelson, who is setting up a new tailings program at the Colorado ....
August 5, 2020

Many hoped the Gold King Mine spill would bring change. Five years later, they’re still waiting.

Linda Figueroa, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Colorado School of Mines whose area of focus includes abandoned mines, remembers advocating for action in the wake of the Gold King spill. She kept running into bureaucratic ....
August 5, 2020

Basalt-based nonprofit helps facilitate national solutions during COVID-19 crisis

Noah Mostow, project leader and an advanced manufacturing masters student at Colorado School of Mines, is working closely with the rest of “Team Connected Cruiser” to perfect the patrol car laptop mount prototype, using feedback and patrol car ....
July 20, 2020