University of Colorado (CU) http://www.kunc.org en The Plants In This Garden Tell You When The Air Is Dirty http://www.kunc.org/post/plants-garden-tell-you-when-air-dirty <p>What if you could look at the plants in your garden in order to learn if the air around you is clean or dirty?</p><p>At the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, scientists have planted a garden that does just that.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58774 at http://www.kunc.org The Plants In This Garden Tell You When The Air Is Dirty Researchers Link Quakes With Oklahoma Wells, Colorado Study Ongoing http://www.kunc.org/post/researchers-link-quakes-oklahoma-wells-colorado-study-ongoing <p>Scientists have linked earthquakes in Oklahoma with wastewater injection wells associated with the oil and gas industry, in a new <a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/lookup/doi/10.1126/science.1255802" target="_blank">paper </a>published in the journal <em>Science.</em></p><p>Four injection wells with a "high rate" of injection, meaning they accepted a large quantity of barrels of wastewater per month, likely caused 20 percent of earthquakes in that area from 2008-2013, the researchers said.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:59:15 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58541 at http://www.kunc.org Researchers Link Quakes With Oklahoma Wells, Colorado Study Ongoing Injection Well Halted By COGCC As Greeley Quakes Again http://www.kunc.org/post/injection-well-halted-cogcc-greeley-quakes-again <p>The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has ordered a 20-day halt to wastewater injection in a Weld County well following a 2.6 magnitude earthquake in the Greeley area June 23.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:49:53 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58160 at http://www.kunc.org Injection Well Halted By COGCC As Greeley Quakes Again How Property Law Could Affect The Colorado Frack Ban Debate http://www.kunc.org/post/how-property-law-could-affect-colorado-frack-ban-debate <p>As Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper weighs whether to call a special legislative session to deal with oil and gas issues, the issue of property rights is on his mind.</p><p>The governor has <a href="http://www.kunc.org/post/hickenlooper-trying-rally-support-oil-and-gas-compromise-special-session">equated</a> some of the recently passed bans and moratoriums on hydraulic fracturing to "…snatching the property of a citizen. Just taking it without due compensation."</p><p>While in some cases the courts could interpret fracking bans as taking away private property, getting to the point where a ban is ruled a taking of private property would be time consuming and costly, experts say.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:22:33 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 57874 at http://www.kunc.org How Property Law Could Affect The Colorado Frack Ban Debate Following Greeley Quake, Scientists Install Network To Look For More http://www.kunc.org/post/following-greeley-quake-scientists-install-network-look-more <p>After a rare magnitude 3.4 earthquake northeast of Greeley, scientists hope to learn more about any possible future quakes in the area. They’ve quickly mobilized to set up a network of five instruments that monitor for earthquakes, all around the epicenter of the original one.</p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:41:22 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 57383 at http://www.kunc.org Following Greeley Quake, Scientists Install Network To Look For More