Underground coal fire being investigated as a potential source of ignition in fast-moving, destructive Marshall Fire

“There’s not much you can do from the outside to stop these fires because often the coal produces enough oxygen, in the coal bed itself, to keep those fires going,” said Jurgen Brune, a professor in mining engineering at the Colorado School of Mines ....
January 21, 2022

Colorado oil and gas wells are constantly changing hands. Some risk becoming costly “orphans” along the way.

Brad Handler, a researcher at the Colorado School of Mines’ Payne Institute for Public Policy, says that “in a way, private companies have often proven to be more stable operators, more consistent operators than public ones. … They don’t have to ....
January 19, 2022

Biden's green agenda requires batteries, but building them is dirty business

The transition will require mining massive quantities of metals and minerals, a practice that carries its own pollution, said Jordy Lee, a program manager at the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines.
January 18, 2022

Helmet video captures Colorado college students rescuing dog buried in avalanche

Bobby White and Josh Trujillo were backcountry skiing the popular Berthoud Pass area in Colorado when they saw a cloud of snow erupt -- a sign of an avalanche occurring -- at least a thousand feet away.
January 3, 2022

Fire, then snow – Irish climate change adviser tells of disaster

Professor Morgan Bazilian, a member of the Climate Change Advisory Council, said the fire was unlike anything seen before in the state.
January 1, 2022

Nebraska project finds key minerals, but can it mine them?

“Simply knowing the existence of a mineral deposit that’s attractive geologically does not guarantee commercial viability,” said professor Rod Eggert, deputy director of the Critical Materials Institute at the Colorado School of Mines.
December 22, 2021

These Colorado School of Mines seniors designed the future of outdoor accessibility for their finals

It’s the end of the fall semester at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, and all the makings of a classic science fair are on campus. For their final projects, groups of seniors were asked to figure out solutions to problems that included making ....
December 22, 2021

Opinion: 3 lessons from the energy crisis

Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute for Public Policy, and senior fellow Brad Handler wrote this opinion piece on the causes of tight supply and high energy prices.
December 17, 2021

Proposed Nebraska mine might produce more rare elements

The potential shift back to producing rare earths shows how these mining projects evolve over time in response to the market, said professor Rod Eggert, deputy director of the Critical Materials Institute at the Colorado School of Mines.
December 15, 2021

Colorado’s new AES-to-BS engineering degree aims to help students 'thrive and be successful'

Front Range also signed a transfer agreement with Colorado School of Mines. Adeena Chughtai will start there as a junior in the fall and said, as a community college student, she never thought she’d go to a school like Mines.
December 14, 2021

Giant cracks push imperilled Antarctic glacier closer to collapse

“It’s been something to keep an eye on for a long time,” says Matthew Siegfried, a glaciologist at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden.
December 14, 2021

Mines Academy signing event fuels excitement in STEM students

Qualified Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) students who want to transfer to the Colorado School of Mines in pursuit of a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) bachelor’s degree, will soon have a more direct route to achieving their goal ....
December 8, 2021