Climate bill boosts Biden’s credibility at COP27 as countries look to US to deliver

Morgan Bazilian, a public policy professor at the Colorado School of Mines, said that despite the U.N. conference, for many countries, climate change is taking a back seat to energy security.
November 10, 2022

Russia's Election Interference Went as Well as Their War in Ukraine

Elizabeth Van Wie Davis, author of Shadow Warfare: Cyberwar Policy in the United States, Russia, and China, said that ever since Prigozhin was indicted by a U.S. grand jury in 2018, along with 13 Russian companies, Moscow's interference in the U.S ....
November 10, 2022

EPA mandate means Coloradans could pay more at the pump

The additional processing needed to make reformulated gas is what drives up the cost, according to Colorado School Mines professor John Jechura. He also believes that one of the biggest challenges is the state’s fuel market.
November 9, 2022

The risk for earthquakes in Colorado is low but still there

Colorado has between 50 and 70 earthquakes every year, said Matt Morgan, Colorado state geologist and director of the Colorado Geological Survey. Monday was the 140th anniversary of the largest quake to ever hit Colorado.
November 7, 2022

Why the Feared Wave of Solar Panel Waste May Be Smaller and Arrive Later Than We Expected

“Don’t panic,” said Heather Mirletz at the Colorado School of Mines, lead author of a recent paper that challenges several assumptions about what could happen when today’s generation of solar panels near retirement age.
November 3, 2022

As EV sales accelerate, battery makers face a new shortage of a crucial mineral: graphite

That could give Beijing leverage, said Morgan Bazilian at the Colorado School of Mines. “Will we see pushback on that level of economic warfare from the Chinese?”
November 3, 2022

Wooden high rises? San Diego hopes 'mass timber' can help with climate goals

Shiling Pei, a professor of engineering at the Colorado School of Mines who is leading the experiment, said he expects the building will see little if any structural damage.
October 31, 2022

Mines runner named finalist for NCAA Woman of the Year

The journey to success has been long and winding for Colorado School of Mines distance runner Zoe Baker.
October 31, 2022

Colorado researchers examine how soil rebuilds itself after wildfires

There’s a big, oven-sized box sitting in a lab at the Colorado School of Mines. John Spear, a professor of environmental microbiology, opens the door and puts in an ash sample from a Colorado fire before starting it up. It sounds like a plane engine ....
October 25, 2022

Power generation at risk due to Utah coal fire, BLM says

According to Jurgen Brune, a professor at the Colorado School of Mines, these kinds of fires often result in the end of the mine because either the fire can’t be extinguished or putting out the fire with floodwaters destroys the mining equipment ....
October 25, 2022

GOP pans oil reserve sale despite a long and bipartisan history

Ian Lange, director of the mineral and energy economics program at the Colorado School of Mines, recalled how that mandated sale from the 2018 law occurred as oil prices tanked during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
October 24, 2022

Idaho cobalt mine is a harbinger of what’s to come

“The fact that we don’t truly produce the metals we need is a problem,” said Corby Anderson, a professor at the Colorado School of Mines who specializes in extractive metallurgy.
October 21, 2022