Natural gas production likely cause of southern Colorado earthquakes, experts say

Kyren Bogolub, a seismologist with the Colorado Geological Survey, said it’s not always possible to definitively attribute an individual earthquake to wastewater injection, but scientists are making strides in understanding how to mitigate risks in ....
March 14, 2023

Colorado’s healthy snowpack promises to offer some relief for strained water supplies

From above, satellites are also tracking the total snow-covered area in Colorado, said Adrienne Marshall, a computational hydrologist at the Colorado School of Mines
March 14, 2023

Multiple earthquakes reported in southern Colorado last week

Dr. Kyren Bogolub, a seismologist at the Colorado Geological Survey, told the Chieftain the majority of earthquakes reported in Colorado occur in that area, known as the Raton Basin.
March 13, 2023

Colorado School of Mines wins state OK to prepare math and science teachers

“Our surveys find that almost half of Mines students have an interest in teaching,” said Wendy Adams, director of the Teach@Mines program. “Not all of those people, of course, are going to pursue it, but they’re interested and so we just need to give ....
March 8, 2023

Colorado businesses, individuals honored for contributions to the arts

Colorado School of Mines students and faculty collaborated with renegade performing-arts collective Itchy-O to create a one-of-kind musical instrument as a way of showcasing the intersection of the arts and science.
March 8, 2023

Mines, Body and Spirit: Fresh Check Day 'a boost of positivity' for students

In a high-stress environment like college, it’s important to take a step back and ask, “Am I well — physically, mentally, emotionally? And if not, how do I take care of myself?” That’s what Colorado School of Mines’ second annual Fresh Check Day ....
March 6, 2023

Exxon drops plans to pursue algae for carbon capture. But researchers in Colorado press on in hunt for green fuel.

“When Exxon funded our lab, it was always about basic science,” Matthew Posewitz, a Mines chemistry professor, said. Exxon provided millions of dollars in the search and development of fast-growing algae.
March 6, 2023

Aurora, other communities await first US limits on ‘forever chemicals’ spills at military sites

“It is very clear there is PFOS and PFOA (on Buckley) and they are at orders of magnitude above the health advisory — which is really not a surprise, being that that is very typical for a foam-fire-fighting site,” said Chris Higgins, a professor of ....
March 2, 2023

What keeps triggering earthquakes in Turkey? An expert explains

Over the course of three weeks, Turkey has experienced several earthquakes with a magnitude of 5.6 or higher. To make sense of the continued tragedies there, Yahoo News spoke with Ebru Bozdag, an associate professor of geophysics at the Colorado ....
February 28, 2023

Exclusive: Mexico's Pemex increased gas flaring at top field, despite pledge to stop

"We have a spike in flaring in January for two of the largest flares," Mikhail Zhizhin, a researcher from the Earth Observation Group at the Payne Institute for Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines, told Reuters.
February 28, 2023

How American energy helped Europe best Putin

At the same time, Exxon Mobil and other major U.S. oil companies are still loath to invest their bumper profits in new oil field projects, instead preferring to return money to shareholders. That’s a signal that even with Russia’s withdrawal from ....
February 23, 2023

Better methane accounting will mean a faster and cheaper energy transition

Brad Handler, Simon Lomax and Morgan Bazilian of the Payne Institute for Public Public authored this opinion piece about the work of the Energy Emissions Modeling and Data Lab to clear up methane emission estimates from the energy sector.
February 22, 2023