Climate-driven water woes spark Colorado rush to conserve 'liquid gold'

Just south of Castle Rock in Colorado Springs, Tzahi Cath has been working with the local utility to demonstrate that recycled wastewater can be used not just to flush toilets, but also for drinking.
March 16, 2022

Mercury Could Be Littered With Diamonds

“The pressure wave from asteroids or comets striking the surface at tens of kilometers per second could transform that graphite into diamonds,” says Kevin Cannon, a geologist at the Colorado School of Mines, who presented his latest findings at the ....
March 15, 2022

Cobalt poses human rights test for Biden on clean energy

“The answer is, as soon as it’s prioritized by politicians in the United States,” said Morgan Bazilian, professor and director of the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines. “It’s as simple as that.”
March 15, 2022

Opinion: How to Wean Europe Off Russian Gas as Swiftly as Possible

Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute for Public Policy and former lead energy specialist at the World Bank, was a co-author on this guest essay.
March 12, 2022

Russian oil ban unites Colorado’s Congress members, while high gas prices divide them

Well drilling typically takes a few months, but companies face a long process before that can happen, as they line up the necessary permits and equipment.“It is not as simple as turning on a tap. That tap does not exist,” said Morgan Bazilian, the ....
March 11, 2022

3 questions answered about Biden’s Russian oil ban

Morgan Bazilian, professor of public policy at the Colorado Institute of Mines, said the Russian oil ban had largely been priced in and would have a “muted” impact on American consumers. But he warned that price volatility remains a threat.
March 10, 2022

'This crisis will accelerate the energy transition'

Morgan Bazilian, professor of public policy at the Colorado School of Mines, said that while the war in Europe may be placing a halo around the oil industry at the moment, that glow will fade.
March 9, 2022

Biden Just Banned Russian Oil. Yawn.

As Morgan Bazilian, a professor at the Colorado School of Mines and former lead energy expert at the World Bank, said to me: “Anyone who tells you with certainty an answer to that question doesn’t know what they’re talking about, because you have to ....
March 8, 2022

EXPLAINER: What does a US ban on Russian oil accomplish?

“A U.S. embargo on Russian oil is very politically attractive right now,″ said Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines.
March 8, 2022

Banning Russia oil would hit US prices hard

“The Biden team is already calling Saudi Arabia, the UAE [United Arab Emirates] and others, I imagine,” said Morgan Bazilian, director of the Colorado-based Payne Institute for Public Policy. “But their diplomatic leverage on those countries is ....
March 7, 2022

A modern Churchill? Zelenskyy praised as war communicator

Through those messages, he’s not just speaking to NATO leaders, but directly to the citizens who may put pressure on them to do more, says Kenneth Osgood, professor of history at the Colorado School of Mines and an expert on propaganda and ....
March 7, 2022

NASA expands research into mining lunar ice, minerals to sustain humans on the moon

A team from the Colorado School of Mines, in Golden, will develop tools and methods to allow robotic construction of mining roads, landing pads and living quarters -- which may use minerals from the lunar rocks.
March 7, 2022