Significant ISGS Achievements

Core samples
Will County Geologic Mapping Update—Addressing Societal Issues
The Illinois State Geological Survey has continued its geologic mapping efforts in the suburban Chicago area, with the aim of producing large-scale, three-dimensional (3-D) geologic maps of glacial [...]
Photograph courtesy of University of Illinois News Bureau
Can 'fracking' and other human activities cause earthquakes?
In April, the United States Geological Survey released a report highlighting earthquakes triggered by human activity such as wastewater disposal or hydraulic fracturing. [...]
Build Illinois exhibit materials
2015 Naturally Illinois Expo
The Prairie Research Institute presented the sixth Naturally Illinois Expo on a new date this year and at a new location: April 17-18, 2015 at the University of Illinois Research P [...]
Erosion of the Land and Erosion of the People: Illinois in the Great Depression
Erosion of the Land and Erosion of the People: Illinois in the Great Depression
Drawing upon Farm Security Administration photographs and archival film footage captured during the 1930s, [...]
Sister Cities International’s Sino-African Initiative group photo
Sister Cities International Receives UN 2014 South-South Cooperation Partnership Award
The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation presented Sister Cities International’s Sino-African Initiative with the 2014 South-South Cooperation for Partnership Award on November 21. [...]

ISGS in the News

Geologist Rob Finley Talks About FutureGen
Illinois Public Media spoke with Finley, director of the Advanced Energy Technology Initiative about funding cuts to carbon capture.

Source: Peoria Public Radio - Peoria, IL
New Membrane Technology For Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Begins Pilot-Test
Data from this pilot test will provide the Department, MTR, and their project partners (including Illinois State Geological Survey) with insights into the next steps required for further scale-up and field tests.

Source: EIN News
Climate: Carbon capture test reaches milestone
The Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium, led by the Illinois State Geological Survey, is evaluating options for the 60,000-square-mile Illinois Basin

Source: Summit County Citizens Voice - Summit County, CO
A decade in the making
After working as a University employee for 25 years at ISGS, Michael Chrzastowski graduated on Dec. 20 with a master’s degree in religion with a focus on Islam, achieving a degree that was 10 years in the making.

Source: The Daily Illini - Champaign, IL
MCCD worker finds prehistoric giant beaver tooth outside Marengo
McHenry County Conservation District maintenance worker finds prehistoric giant beaver tooth outside Marengo.

Source: Northwest Herald - Crystal Lake, IL

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