‘I found myself skipping class to be in the field, out collecting new data’

Dr Kamini Singha of the Colorado School of Mines currently finds herself in University College Cork, where she is trying to better understand the water beneath our feet.
January 22, 2020

Scientists Fight Back Against Toxic ‘Forever’ Chemicals

“I have actually started to feel a little bit of hope,” says Chris Higgins, an environmental engineer at the Colorado School of Mines and a PFAS expert. “We’re getting some technologies that seem to be working.”
January 15, 2020

U.S. Sees Most Available Oil And Natural Gas In History

Peter Maniloff, an assistant professor of economics at the Colorado School of Mines, says more reserves may mean more employment in oil and gas states, but, “There’s the saying that the stone age didn’t end because they ran out of stones. ..."
January 14, 2020

A new Wheat Ridge plant will process rare earths, which aren’t so rare but are critical for iPhones and electric cars

“The rare earths are like the vitamins of the manufacturing industry,” said Corby Anderson, the Harrison Western Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, which is not directly involved in the ....
January 12, 2020

The World’s Next Energy Bonanza

Even more than fracking, tapping oceanic methane hydrates could soon upend the global energy landscape, writes Morgan Bazilian of the Payne Institute for Public Policy and others.
January 9, 2020

The Drones That Track Down Buried Warheads

“Geophysical methods can be very effective for UXO detection,” says Andrei Swidinsky, a geophysicist at Colorado School of Mines who wasn’t involved in the study. “Several methods operate in principles similar to airport metal detectors, and as such ....
January 6, 2020

We found a chemical in tap water near an air base after SC failed to test for pollutants

Christopher Higgins, an environmental engineering professor with the Colorado School of Mines, was not surprised by the newspaper’s findings.
January 4, 2020

School of Mines band taking a Roman holiday

This week, the Colorado School of Mines ’ marching band is taking its act out of the country for only the second time in its 108-year history.
January 2, 2020

Year in Chemistry 2019: PFAS pollution solutions moved forward

Chris Higgins, who studies emerging contaminants at the Colorado School of Mines, says he expects this “every tool on the table” approach to continue. “It’s such a big liability; you don’t want to put all your eggs in one basket,” he says.
December 9, 2019

Colorado School of Mines students are helping to clean up space junk

A team is designing and building three experimental methods for removing the smallest pieces of space debris.
December 4, 2019

This is what rockfall mitigation and highway cleanup looks like

Matt Morgan, deputy director of the Colorado Geological Survey, talks about rockfalls and rockfall mitigation along Interstate 70.
December 4, 2019

Hussein Amery: Climate, not conflict, drove many Syrian refugees to Lebanon

I have been studying various aspects of water and food security in the Middle East for a long time. Now I have begun a new project studying the social and economic conditions needed to repatriate rural refugees to the farming communities in Syria.
December 3, 2019