North America's First Lithium Mine Will Be Powered By Renewable Energy

Dr. Steven Enders, a professor of mining engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, told Newsweek that the mine's Manitoba location and abundance of hydropower is well-suited for its sustainability goals.
March 2, 2022

NASA Funds University Research to Build Moon Infrastructure

Chris Dreyer, the team’s principal investigator, said researchers will build an autonomous robotic site preparation system that can clear, level and compact an area of lunar surface for construction.
March 2, 2022

In wartime battle over imagery, so far it hasn’t been close

“They seem to recognize that this is a war of images as much as a ground war,” said Kenneth Osgood, a professor of history and an expert on propaganda and intelligence at the Colorado School of Mines. “Because without support, as a military reality ....
March 2, 2022

GOP sees an opening in attacking Dems on critical minerals

But mineral security has not been “at the top-tier level” in the Biden administration “and I don’t think it will be,” said Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines. The announcement last week ....
March 1, 2022

No easy answers to Russia's invasion of Ukraine

"The Ukrainian crisis is not just about Ukraine,” said Colorado School of Mines, History and Foreign Policy Professor, Kenneth Osgood, “It's also about NATO allies."
February 28, 2022

Colorado Matters: Fighting cyber warfare tied to Russian invasion of Ukraine

Let’s get perspective from Elizabeth Van Wie Davis, professor of international politics and policy at Colorado School of Mines. She's the author of “Shadow Warfare: Cyberwar Policy in the United States, Russia, and China.”
February 28, 2022

Coloradans seeing their heating bills go up and up, keeping agencies busy

“As you’re nearing the end of the winter heating season, then you get some relief, generally, in shorter-term prices for natural gas,” said Brad Handler, a senior fellow with the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines.
February 28, 2022

Adaptive technologies aimed at improving lives of injured veterans

Joel Bach, a mechanical engineering associate professor at Colorado School of Mines, leads roughly 60 seniors annually through a capstone design course in which they focus on creating adaptive sports and recreation equipment in the Human Center ....
February 27, 2022

The new energy shock: Putin, Ukraine and the global economy

“Even modest fuel price rises have significant political ramifications,” says Morgan Bazilian, a former EU climate negotiator and now head of the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines.
February 25, 2022

Could Russian sanctions hobble U.S. clean energy push?

The focus in the “energy world regarding the Russian invasion” has been “around the implications for oil and natural gas, which will likely be significant in various ways,” said Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute for Public Policy at ....
February 24, 2022

Experts discuss how Russian invasion of Ukraine may or may not impact the U.S. economy

"Russia is one of the three top oil and natural gas producers in the world, along with the United States and Saudi Arabia. And so if there are fears or actualities of disruptions in global energy supplies, then that drives the price of oil up," said ....
February 24, 2022

Ukrainians in Colorado rally in solidarity with their homeland as Polis says state will ensure it’s not supporting Russia

Ken Osgood, a Colorado School of Mines history professor with expertise in U.S.-Russian relations, said when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 and people celebrated the end of the Cold War, one concern was what to do with the large number of nuclear ....
February 24, 2022