Highlights

Jason Thomason, Brandon Curry, and David Grimley
Special paper highlights ISGS scientists’ research on glacial geology
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., 6/08/18: The Geological Society of America (GSA) has published a special paper that includes highlights of past and curre [...]
ISGS preserves database of coal research
The Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) is the new long-term home for an extensive database of Illinois coal research.  [...]
ILWATER screenshot
Interactive maps provide drilling data for Illinois
Drilling information, whether it be for water wells or gas or oil wells, is available on interactive maps on the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) website. [...]
Picture of Transformational Carbon Capture Technology Process
DOE award received to develop and scale up a transformational carbon capture technology
A novel biphasic CO2 absorption (BiCAP) technology developed at the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) has been selected for development and bench-scale testing by the U.S. [...]
Coal Mines of Illinois Viewer for Springfield
ISGS online map shows underground mine locations
An estimated 5,500 underground coal mines exist in Illinois, but only about half have been mapped. [...]

ISGS in the News

Wetland erosion could add to carbon emissions
ISGS coastal geologist Ethan Theuerkauf discusses a study to determine how rising lake levels may be affecting the 500,000 acres of coastal wetlands across the Great Lakes basin.

Source: The Chicago Tribune
Case study: 3D mapping for water planning
In an AGI Critical Issues webinar, Jason Thomason, head of Hydrogeology and Geophysics, discusses how 3D geologic mapping is assisting McHenry County, Illinois, with water planning. 

Source: AGI Critical Issues
Minor tremor may have caused 'big boom'
Senior geophysicist Tim Larson says a "big boom" heard in Sandwich, Somonauk, Plano, Yorkville & other areas could have been a minor earth tremor.  

Source: WSPY
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

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