The USGS's Other Earthquake MeasurementIt’s a complicated formula for calculating the severity of earthquakes. But we get it… kind of. Still, it has generally served us well: 5.4, 6.2, 8.0, 9.1. You get the point.
Investigators: Federal Lab Worker Intentionally Tainted Test ResultsA worker at a federal laboratory in Colorado intentionally manipulated test results for years, possibly tainting research that includes toxic metals in the Everglades, uranium near the Grand Canyon and coal in Afghanistan, investigators say.
U.S. Says Colorado Has 40 Times More Natural Gas Than ThoughtWestern Colorado has 40 times more natural gas than previously thought, but an immediate boom is unlikely because of low gas prices, government and industry experts said Wednesday.
USGS: Colorado At Risk Of Damaging Shaking From Induced EarthquakesA new USGS map identifies potential ground-shaking hazards from both human-induced and natural earthquakes for the first time. In the past, these maps only identified natural earthquake hazards.
3.9 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Southern Colorado OvernightAn earthquake shook southern Colorado late Wednesday night.
Deadly Flooding Prompted Improvements Along South PlatteIt was 50 years ago that 21 people were killed when water tore through the South Platte River basin on the Front Range and poured into the Eastern Plains. The devastating flood also led to the creation of a reservoir system.
USGS In Golden Monitors Latest Deadly Seismic Event In NepalA new and powerful earthquake has rattled Nepal. This one hit near Kodari, a town considered a gateway for travel to Mount Everest and was a magnitude 7.3.
USGS: More Data Needed To Assess Any Fracking-Pollution LinkA new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between unconventional oil and gas development and degraded water quality.
Colorado Mastodon Bones Show Ancient Warmer EarthA trove of ancient bones from gigantic animals discovered in the Colorado mountains is providing scientists with a fascinating look at what happened about 120,000 years ago.
USGS In Golden Finds China’s Plane Crash Theory Is WrongThere are numerous scenarios involving missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, but scientists in Golden believe one from China is wrong.
Last Fall's Historic Flooding Not As Epic As First ThoughtLast fall's historic flooding in Colorado may not be as epic as first thought. Researchers said the state has had river levels rise even higher than they did in September 2013.
The Floods Leave A Legacy In ColoradoRocks the size of cars pushed downstream. If you've ever hiked or driven along a canyon in the mountains, you wonder how many eons it took to create so much erosion. The answer may not be eons at all.