Hydropower production took a hit in 2023

“The earlier melt that we’ve been seeing for quite a while is a relatively clear climate change signal,” said Adrienne Marshall, a hydrologist at the Colorado School of Mines.
March 28, 2024

Energy Dept. Awards $6 Billion for Green Steel, Cement and Even Macaroni Factories

“It’s different from the electricity sector, where widely available alternatives to fossil fuels like wind, solar and batteries have come down dramatically in cost,” Morgan Bazilian, a professor of public policy at the Colorado School of Mines, said ....
March 25, 2024

Mining Companies Say They Have a Better Way to Get Underground Lithium, but Skepticism Remains

“The notion that you see on websites for companies is ‘Here comes the brine water and the magic chemical tweezers pull only this out and everything else goes back in the earth,” said Corby Anderson, director of the Kroll Institute For Extractive ....
March 24, 2024

An attempt to ban all "forever chemicals" in Colorado failed. What will it take to finally get rid of PFAS?

“There are critical uses for PFAS that are going to be hard to replace with other chemicals — those will take more time,” said Timm Strathmann, a Colorado School of Mines professor who researches PFAS. “Then there are products where we already have ....
March 17, 2024

Putin's Plans for Russia Over Next Six Years

"The biggest and most consequential wild card is what happens in the 2024 U.S. election," said Ken Osgood, history professor at Colorado School of Mines, noting the signaling of Trump and the MAGA wing of the GOP to end the war in Ukraine quickly.
March 17, 2024

Soaring Denver-Area Rents Spur $200 Million Student Housing Bond

“We are located in the west side of Denver and it’s very, very expensive,” said Kristen Volpi, vice president and chief financial officer at the Colorado School of Mines. “Students are unable to find private apartments that they can afford, so they ....
March 13, 2024

Plan to drill for oil and gas near Lowry Landfill Superfund site southeast of Denver raises red flags

Hydraulic fracturing features a brief application of pressure to rock formations to release oil and gas, while wastewater injection is “an ongoing process that injects significant volumes of wastewater over long periods of time,” said Jill Carlson ....
March 11, 2024

Denver area youth experience hands-on engineering at Girls are SMART conference

“By introducing it at a young age, it gets them interested a lot earlier, and shows them more options that they can go into,” said Mary Nimey, a member of the Society of Women Engineers.
March 9, 2024

A bit deeper into Maine lithium motherlode

"Do I think what's going on at the Salton Sea will replace any or all lithium mining in this country?" said Corby Anderson, a professor and associate director at the Colorado School of Mines. "No, I don't. It's not a panacea. It's an opportunity."
March 6, 2024

Imperial College London academics worked with Chinese military-linked institutions

Suveen Mathaudhu, a professor in the metallurgical and materials engineering department at Colorado School of Mines, said the recent papers identified by the FT fell under the category of basic scientific research. But he added: “As with any other ....
March 5, 2024

Mines fraternity supporting colon cancer research with bike-a-thon

For at least a week, a group of Colorado School of Mines students will be biking non-stop. But, instead of a destination, they’re biking toward a dollar amount.
March 5, 2024

Going with the Flow: Universities, Operators Team on Flow Assurance Research

Is it possible to use water from inside the Arctic Circle as waterflood fluid in an over pressured reservoir without precipitating gas hydrates? And if hydrates do form, do they affect the productivity of the formation? An operator in the icy waters ....
March 5, 2024