Deemed Sustainable by Seafood Industry Monitors, Harvested California Squid Has an Unmeasurable Energy Footprint

Chris Elvidge is the director of the Earth Observation Group at the Colorado School of Mines and has spent decades studying nighttime lights. His work got worldwide attention when he and his colleagues published images, based on satellite data ....
December 8, 2023

Mining is necessary for the green transition. Here’s why experts say we need to do it better

Many people aren’t aware of the ecological implications of producing the goods we use in general, noted Corby Anderson, associate director of the Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy at the Colorado School of Mines. “Whenever humans engage in ....
December 1, 2023

Where the World Is (and Isn’t) Making Progress on Climate Change

“There aren’t many clear winners that have emerged just yet,” said Morgan Bazilian, a professor of public policy at the Colorado School of Mines.
November 30, 2023

Denver metro area students challenged to build an EV battery for a global automaker

Students at the Colorado School of Mines and Arapahoe Community College are working together on building an advanced battery for electric vehicles for the global automaker of Dodge and Jeep -- Stellantis.
November 30, 2023

The Computer Science Major Leading College Football’s Nerdiest Contender

John Matocha of the Colorado School of Mines already has a job offer and an all-time college football record—and wants a Division II championship next. (PS: that’s not a real face tattoo.)
November 30, 2023

Tesla’s Cybertruck Is Two Years Late and Still Crazy

Without paint, Tesla must use technology and very careful handling to create and maintain a perfectly shiny, flat surface, says John Speer, who directs the Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center at the Colorado School of Mines
November 29, 2023

Vapor leak from unused pump caused Christmas Eve explosion and fire at Suncor refinery, OSHA finds

John Jechura, a Colorado School of Mines professor in the chemical and biological engineering department, described a dead leg as being like a garden hose that is turned off at the spigot and has the valve closed on the nozzle.
November 28, 2023

Biden’s first-ever UN climate summit snub carries symbolic weight

Morgan Bazilian, who has previously worked as a European Union negotiator during climate talks, told The Hill that Biden’s absence “does impact the tone or the optics of the event to a certain extent.”
November 28, 2023

Forever chemical study planned for Schriever Space Force Base focused on soils

"If we want to address the long-term problem, we really need to figure out how to remove the PFAS from the soil or prevent the chemical from leaching," said Christopher Higgins, civil and environmental engineering professor at the Colorado School of ....
November 26, 2023

Why calls for oil embargo on Israel are unlikely to go anywhere

Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute, said the energy landscape has changed substantially over the past 50 years. "The U.S. is now the largest producer of oil and gas, and has a long-established strategic petroleum reserve."
November 21, 2023

Mines, USGS start construction on joint Energy and Minerals Research Facility

The 40-year partnership between Colorado School of Mines and the U.S. Geological Survey is reaching new heights.
November 15, 2023

How can Colorado attack “forever chemicals” tainting military soil? School of Mines is leading the way to find out.

Early next year, chemists and engineers led by the Golden university will start attacking those barrels with nine different potential methods for removing the contamination, in search of solutions for hundreds of tainted sites across the country.
November 13, 2023