Filling the hole Silicon Valley Bank left in the climate tech ecosystem

Brad Handler and Morgan Bazilian of the Payne Institute for Public Policy wrote this opinion piece about how a new risk appetite following SVB's collapse may impact project investments and the financial costs to climate tech startups.
March 15, 2023

EPA announces plans to regulate toxic PFAS "forever chemicals" for the first time, dozens of Colorado water systems affected

"I think it's a very important first step," said Dr. Christopher Higgins, a civil and environmental engineering professor at the Colorado School of Mines who has been studying PFAS for years. "The reality is these compounds have been used in so many ....
March 15, 2023

Colorado Congresswoman Brittany Pettersen: green energy a priority in tour of Colorado School of Mines

The focus was on green energy as Colorado Congresswoman Brittany Pettersen took a tour of the Colorado School of Mines in Golden. While there, the Democrat representing Colorado's 7th Congressional District talked about developing the workforce in renewable energy.
March 14, 2023

EPA’s proposed change on PFAS limits would deem dozens of Colorado water sources unsafe

Federal officials signaled that the proposal would come last summer and their new proposal strikes a balance between amounts of the chemicals that are safe to consume and amounts that water providers can realistically detect, Christopher Higgins, a ....
March 14, 2023

Natural gas production likely cause of southern Colorado earthquakes, experts say

Kyren Bogolub, a seismologist with the Colorado Geological Survey, said it’s not always possible to definitively attribute an individual earthquake to wastewater injection, but scientists are making strides in understanding how to mitigate risks in ....
March 14, 2023

Colorado’s healthy snowpack promises to offer some relief for strained water supplies

From above, satellites are also tracking the total snow-covered area in Colorado, said Adrienne Marshall, a computational hydrologist at the Colorado School of Mines
March 14, 2023

Multiple earthquakes reported in southern Colorado last week

Dr. Kyren Bogolub, a seismologist at the Colorado Geological Survey, told the Chieftain the majority of earthquakes reported in Colorado occur in that area, known as the Raton Basin.
March 13, 2023

Colorado School of Mines wins state OK to prepare math and science teachers

“Our surveys find that almost half of Mines students have an interest in teaching,” said Wendy Adams, director of the Teach@Mines program. “Not all of those people, of course, are going to pursue it, but they’re interested and so we just need to give ....
March 8, 2023

Colorado businesses, individuals honored for contributions to the arts

Colorado School of Mines students and faculty collaborated with renegade performing-arts collective Itchy-O to create a one-of-kind musical instrument as a way of showcasing the intersection of the arts and science.
March 8, 2023

Mines, Body and Spirit: Fresh Check Day 'a boost of positivity' for students

In a high-stress environment like college, it’s important to take a step back and ask, “Am I well — physically, mentally, emotionally? And if not, how do I take care of myself?” That’s what Colorado School of Mines’ second annual Fresh Check Day ....
March 6, 2023

Exxon drops plans to pursue algae for carbon capture. But researchers in Colorado press on in hunt for green fuel.

“When Exxon funded our lab, it was always about basic science,” Matthew Posewitz, a Mines chemistry professor, said. Exxon provided millions of dollars in the search and development of fast-growing algae.
March 6, 2023

Aurora, other communities await first US limits on ‘forever chemicals’ spills at military sites

“It is very clear there is PFOS and PFOA (on Buckley) and they are at orders of magnitude above the health advisory — which is really not a surprise, being that that is very typical for a foam-fire-fighting site,” said Chris Higgins, a professor of ....
March 2, 2023