Construction stops on Idaho cobalt mine about to ship ore

Corby Anderson is an extractive metallurgy professor at Colorado School of Mines who previously helped develop the Idaho cobalt resource with a different company. He wrote in an email Wednesday, "The deposit Jervois was attempting to mine has been ....
March 30, 2023

How to foster US mineral trade with Africa

The Payne Institute for Public Policy's Brad Handler, Juliet Akamboe and Baba Freeman wrote this opinion piece about how the U.S. can build productive and sustainable business ties with African allies, on the eve of Vice President Kamala Harris' ....
March 28, 2023

We Could Start Mining the Moon in Just 10 Years

Kevin Cannon spoke with Popular Mechanics about the future of moon mining from the Space Resources Program in the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. He explains why we’re hoping to dig up moon matter, and what the future of space ....
March 24, 2023

Researchers collect sediment in lake under Antarctic ice sheet

“It’s a little harder in Antarctica,” said Matthew Siegfried, a geologist at the Colorado School of Mines. “First of all there’s a big ice sheet above the lake that we’re interested in and then it’s far from pretty much everything. And so all of our ....
March 22, 2023

Samples from Front Range oil and gas wells detect seeping natural gas, benzene and other chemicals

A 2018 study funded by the National Science Foundation, done by Colorado School of Mines researchers and some of the researchers on the NETL analysis, found a high risk of failure among wells drilled before 1980, but the risk declined in newer wells.
March 22, 2023

Filling the hole Silicon Valley Bank left in the climate tech ecosystem

Brad Handler and Morgan Bazilian of the Payne Institute for Public Policy wrote this opinion piece about how a new risk appetite following SVB's collapse may impact project investments and the financial costs to climate tech startups.
March 15, 2023

EPA announces plans to regulate toxic PFAS "forever chemicals" for the first time, dozens of Colorado water systems affected

"I think it's a very important first step," said Dr. Christopher Higgins, a civil and environmental engineering professor at the Colorado School of Mines who has been studying PFAS for years. "The reality is these compounds have been used in so many ....
March 15, 2023

Colorado Congresswoman Brittany Pettersen: green energy a priority in tour of Colorado School of Mines

The focus was on green energy as Colorado Congresswoman Brittany Pettersen took a tour of the Colorado School of Mines in Golden. While there, the Democrat representing Colorado's 7th Congressional District talked about developing the workforce in renewable energy.
March 14, 2023

EPA’s proposed change on PFAS limits would deem dozens of Colorado water sources unsafe

Federal officials signaled that the proposal would come last summer and their new proposal strikes a balance between amounts of the chemicals that are safe to consume and amounts that water providers can realistically detect, Christopher Higgins, a ....
March 14, 2023

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