Colorado Geological Survey http://www.kunc.org en Was The Greeley Quake A 'Frack Quake'? http://www.kunc.org/post/was-greeley-quake-frack-quake <p>After a 3.4 magnitude earthquake hit Saturday evening near the northeastern Colorado town of Greeley, questions about its connection to oil and gas development started popping up on social media and in the blogosphere, with anti-fracking activists trying to make a link between the two.</p><p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 11:50:11 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 57320 at http://www.kunc.org Was The Greeley Quake A 'Frack Quake'? Geologists: Soft Rock, Steep Slope Contributors In Collbran Mudslide http://www.kunc.org/post/geologists-soft-rock-steep-slope-contributors-collbran-mudslide The area where the Collbran mudslide happened has seen similar slides in the past. Geologists say relatively weak rock and steep terrain create a recipe for such natural disasters. Still, Colorado in general is less vulnerable to slides than wetter areas, like the west coast. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/kajx/audio/2014/05/MUDSLIDE_GEOLOGISTS_PERSPECTIVE_mk.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Colorado Geological Survey began mapping landslides near </span>Collbran<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the 1980’s. Wed, 28 May 2014 17:38:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 57089 at http://www.kunc.org Geologists: Soft Rock, Steep Slope Contributors In Collbran Mudslide For The Mountains, Snow Finally Arrives And Brings Avalanche Danger With It http://www.kunc.org/post/mountains-snow-finally-arrives-and-brings-avalanche-danger-it <p></p><p>Avalanche danger in the mountains has ratcheted up quickly over the past week. Get ready for the possibility of high risk being the norm this season, all thanks to the warm, dry fall and late winter.</p><p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 18:06:16 +0000 Luke Runyon & Aspen Public Radio 37906 at http://www.kunc.org For The Mountains, Snow Finally Arrives And Brings Avalanche Danger With It Could I Have A Sinkhole in My Backyard? New Map Tells All http://www.kunc.org/post/could-i-have-sinkhole-my-backyard-new-map-tells-all <p>For the first time, the Colorado Geological <a href="http://geosurvey.state.co.us/pubs/online/Pages/Colorado%20Map%20of%20Potential%20Evaporite%20Dissolution%20and%20Evaporite%20Karst%20Subsidence%20Hazards.aspx">Survey has compiled a map</a> highlighting areas across the state prone to sinkholes.</p><p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 20:01:32 +0000 Grace Hood 35772 at http://www.kunc.org Could I Have A Sinkhole in My Backyard? New Map Tells All