How important is a Twin Metals mine to supply critical minerals?

"The renewable energy transition is not going to happen without the mining industry. That's just a fact,” said Jordy Lee, who manages the Supply Chain Transparency Initiative at the Colorado School of Mines.
February 4, 2022

Colorado oil and gas companies can hide some chemicals used in fracking if they claim 'trade secrets'

"These are man-made chemicals. As I always say, since nature did not make them, nature does not know how to break them," said Shubham Vyas, Associate Professor of Chemistry at the Colorado School of Mines.
February 1, 2022

Deadly Colorado blaze renews focus on underground coal fires

Such fires can be ignited by lightning, humans and even spontaneously at temperatures as low as 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius), said Jurgen Brune, a Colorado School of Mines engineering professor.
January 30, 2022

New homes in Rockrimmon highlight risk of mine subsidence, insurance availability

All mine workings eventually subside, although it can be an extremely slow process — sometimes taking centuries, said Colorado School of Mines Professor Jurgen Brune, who teaches mine engineering.
January 29, 2022

Why U.S. Natural Gas Is No Longer Too Dirty for France

Jordy Lee, program manager for the Supply Chain Transparency Initiative at the Payne Institute for Public Policy, and Morgan D. Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute and a professor of public policy, wrote this opinion piece.
January 25, 2022

In a battle between this endangered flower and a lithium mine, who should win?

“The way I sort of look at it is yes, there could be reasons to not develop some resources, but we probably have to be able to develop something,” says Ian Lange, an economics professor at the Colorado School of Mines who previously served on the ....
January 25, 2022

Satellite launches and space tourism could soon be a huge part of the economy

"Anything that you can use in space from those elements that are already there, it creates an advantage," said Angel Abbud-Madrid, director of the center for space resources at Colorado School of Mines.
January 22, 2022

Did an underground coal fire spark the Marshall Fire, the state’s most destructive fire?

"There are certain conditions inside the coal that make the coal spontaneously combust," said Jurgen Brune, a professor in mining engineering at the Colorado School of Mines.
January 22, 2022

How young people can make effective change in the climate crisis, according to experts

"The climate emergency is already here," 19-year-old Jeeva Senthilnathan, an engineering student at the Colorado School of Mines, told ABC News. "We're seeing the entire climate emergency in front of our eyes."
January 22, 2022

Underground coal fire being investigated as a potential source of ignition in fast-moving, destructive Marshall Fire

“There’s not much you can do from the outside to stop these fires because often the coal produces enough oxygen, in the coal bed itself, to keep those fires going,” said Jurgen Brune, a professor in mining engineering at the Colorado School of Mines ....
January 21, 2022

Colorado oil and gas wells are constantly changing hands. Some risk becoming costly “orphans” along the way.

Brad Handler, a researcher at the Colorado School of Mines’ Payne Institute for Public Policy, says that “in a way, private companies have often proven to be more stable operators, more consistent operators than public ones. … They don’t have to ....
January 19, 2022

Biden's green agenda requires batteries, but building them is dirty business

The transition will require mining massive quantities of metals and minerals, a practice that carries its own pollution, said Jordy Lee, a program manager at the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines.
January 18, 2022