“No safe level”: A lot of Colorado drinking water could contain potentially hazardous levels of “forever chemicals” under new EPA standard

Testing equipment also often isn’t sensitive enough to detect such small, but still potentially dangerous, traces of PFAS, Timothy Strathmann, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, said.
July 29, 2022

Climate bill would create roadblock for full EV tax credit

“These things aren’t in place, and might not be for more than a decade,” said Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines.
July 28, 2022

A new gold rush pits money and jobs against California’s environment

“Gold is used as a hedge against economic insecurity, and we’ve certainly seen a lot of that in recent years,” said Elizabeth Holley, an associate professor in the Colorado School of Mines’ department of mining engineering.
July 18, 2022

How Manchin wobble may hit Biden’s public land oil strategy

Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute for Public Policy and professor of public policy at the Colorado School of Mines, predicted that federal drilling policy will continue to take a back seat to the administration’s strategies to lower ....
July 18, 2022

After years of contamination at Pittsburgh airport, nearby drinking water still hasn’t been tested

When PFAS-contaminated soil is disturbed during construction, the chemicals are more likely to contaminate nearby surface waters during storm events, according to Christopher Higgins, an engineer at the Colorado School of Mines.
July 15, 2022

Itchy-O's Next Ceremonial Concept Concert Showcases New, Unexpected Custom Instrument

"Thanks to a partnership with the Colorado School of Mines Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Hot Shop, and the Hennebach Program in the Humanities at Mines with artist-in-residence Sarah Harling, we were gifted the opportunity of a lifetime to ....
July 13, 2022

Experts say workers shouldn’t climb coal piles, the action that records show led to 2 deaths at a Pueblo power plant

“Coal storage piles with underground draw points always bear the risk of collapse, therefore no one should ever walk or work (on) top of such a pile,” said Jürgen F. Brune, a mine engineering professor at the Colorado School of Mines who researches ....
July 12, 2022

More than 8 million Illinoisans get drinking water from a utility where forever chemicals have been detected, Tribune investigation finds

Put another way, a single Olympic-sized swimming pool filled with PFOS would contain enough of the chemical to contaminate the drinking water of every American, said Chris Higgins, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Colorado ....
July 10, 2022

US College Students Are Shunning Oil-Industry Degrees for ESG Future

“Personally, I think we are heading to a bit of a crisis,” said Jennifer Miskimins, who leads the petroleum-engineering department at the Colorado School of Mines, one of the world’s premier oil universities. “As petroleum engineers age, the industry ....
July 6, 2022

Secrets of the Moon’s Permanent Shadows Are Coming to Light

Various proposals for how to extract and utilize water ice are under development, said Kevin Cannon, a space resource expert at Colorado School of Mines. “People are looking at mechanical systems like diggers, backhoes and excavators,” he said.
July 3, 2022

Putin To Exploit U.S. Economic Pain To Bring Biden Midterms Misery—Experts

"They can exploit a number of existing realities. One of those realities is the economic toll that the war is taking on the United States, especially as we see in inflation and gas prices. That creates an enormous political vulnerability, a political ....
July 2, 2022

How Russia’s war could revive America’s uranium industry

Uranium sales are negotiated through long-term contracts rather than in an open market, given the element’s use in nuclear weapons. So it is hard to get a pure price signal, says Ian Lange, an economist at the Colorado School of Mines
June 23, 2022