Sunsetting Carbon: Oil companies in Colorado get serious about cutting greenhouse gas

There are many low-carbon approaches that will ultimately be adopted, said Manika Prasad, director of the Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Innovation Center at the Colorado School of Mines.
October 8, 2021

Radioactive gauge stolen out of vehicle in Denver

"Quite frankly, the presence of the radioactive material probably makes the resale value a lot less. If you put it up on eBay, someone's going to notice," said Jeffrey King, Director of Nuclear Science and Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines.
October 8, 2021

Coal prices are rising, but producers can’t keep up with demand

Coal producers in the U.S. would like to take advantage of these high prices, but the infrastructure is just not there, according to Ian Lange, an economist at the Colorado School of Mines.
October 8, 2021

Why do we still have offshore oil wells? How do they work?

Although sizable reserves remain on land, Alexei Milkov, a professor of geology and geological engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, said people have been searching onshore for oil fields for 150 years, “so any large accumulations onshore have ....
October 6, 2021

Colorado’s Skies Really Are That Much Smokier As Western Wildfires Worsen

Tamara Sparks, a researcher at the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines, said smoke changes as it moves. Heavier particles fall out, concentrating the amount of unhealthy fine particulates in smoke as it “ages” and moves ....
September 28, 2021

The Energy Future Needs Cleaner Batteries

“I know their approach works, because I’ve done it by hand,” says M. Stephen Enders, a 45-year industry veteran who heads the department of mining engineering at the Colorado School of Mines.
September 24, 2021

Natural gas prices are rising. Why that helps the cleanest (and dirtiest) electricity sources.

Ian Lange, director of the mineral and energy economics program at the Colorado School of Mines, told me he views the gas price increase as part of a short-term imbalance between supply and demand that will likely work itself out by next spring.
September 23, 2021

Will NASA’s Moon rover find enough of the ice it seeks?

The rover can detect very low levels of ice in the soil, under one-tenth of a per cent by weight. Because of that sensitivity, says Kevin Cannon, a planetary scientist at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, “I think there’s a pretty good chance ....
September 22, 2021

Forget oil or water. In Iceland, well diggers seek to tap a volcano’s magma

“The technical challenges are formidable,” says Wendy Bohrson, a volcanologist at the Colorado School of Mines.
September 15, 2021

Robot vacuums are learning to avoid dog poop. But that’s not all they can see.

“People are used to thinking about whether Alexa is listening in on their house, or what the Ring doorbell is capturing outside, but they might not realize that the existence of a camera on their vacuum could present those same types of concerns,” ....
September 14, 2021

Mysterious earthquake hits southeast Colorado

“I would definitely just put this one in the currently mysterious category,” said Kyren Bogolub, a seismologist with the Colorado Geological Survey.
September 13, 2021

School of Mines, DU among America’s top colleges

“Colorado School of Mines has long been a premier destination for a transformative educational experience in STEM fields, and these latest rankings are a testament to the leadership, faculty, corporate partners and the whole campus community ....
September 13, 2021