Highlights

ISGS teams win Best Poster and Best Paper awards at American Association of Petroleum Geologists meeting
ISGS scientists recently were awarded Best Paper and Best Poster awards at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Eastern Section 46th Annual Meeting. [...]
Dick Berg, ISGS director
Award-winning ISGS publication explores the nature and culture of Chicago’s Lincoln Park
An Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) publication, A Walking Guide to the History & Features of Lincoln Park, Chicago [...]
ISGS receives $720,000 award from DOE for geothermal research
The Illinois State Geological Survey received a $720,000 grant from the Department of Energy to determine the feasibility of tapping geothermal energy for heating and cooling on the University of I [...]
Walt Kelly, Zohreh Askari, Sam Panno
PRI researchers gain new insights into how groundwater flows within the Illinois Basin
A conceptual model of water movement in rock layers many feet underground, published by Prairie Research Institute scientists, shows for the first time that water is flowing steadily south through [...]
surface geology map of area around granite city illinois
Decades of mapping data builds highest resolution of earthquake risk yet
A new analysis of earthquake risks in the densely populated St. Louis metro area produced more detailed maps of areas prone to ground motion and liquefaction than national hazard maps. [...]

ISGS in the News

Elrick travels to Pocahontas Exhibition Mine for Smithsonian project
Scott Elrick traveled to the Pocahontas Exhibition Mine in West Virginia to aid the Smithsonian Institute in production of video about coal and coal formation.

Source: Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Carbon dioxide storage project spotlighted
ISGS scientist Sallie Greenberg recently led a reporter on a tour of the ADM carbon dioxide storage project. 

Source: The New Yorker
ISGS helps McHenry County grapple with water supply planning
Scientists from ISGS recently participated in a public McHenry County Water Forum in Crystal Lake, Illinois. The forum focused on water resource planning and protection.

Source: Northwest Herald
$208 million project stores ADM's carbon deep beneath Decatur
New $208 million technology designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions is ... an enormous project more than a decade in the making by University of Illinois scientists and Archer Daniels Midland Co. engineers.

Source: Decatur Herald-Review
Two quakes shake southern Illinois within two weeks
Two earthquakes that struck the Wabash Valley in two weeks have emergency management teams concerned about an active fault line there. Robert Bauer, with ISGS, said the epicenter was more than 7 miles below ground...

Source: Illinois News Network

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