A new research project at the Illinois State Geology Survey (ISGS) will develop advanced combustion systems to improve the collection and storage of CO2 captured from flue gases of electric power plants and other industrial combustion processes. [...]
The Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) was awarded two projects totaling $10.1 million Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under the Department's CarbonSAFE R&D program to develop [...]
Researchers have detected prescription and over-the-counter medications and personal care products in Illinois groundwater, an indication that humans are contaminating water that is vital to aquatic life. [...]
Each September as preparations are made for the Illinois agricultural harvest, specialists gather at the University of Illinois campus to consider priorities for the coming year’s geologic mapping of the state. [...]
A study of the economic impact of the aggregate industry in Illinois suggests that the industry has nearly recovered from the 2008 recession, with $1.1 billion in nonfuel mineral extraction (2013 data) compared with $1.2 [...]
ISGS in the News
A few years ago, Mary Pat McGuire, became fascinated by the South Side of Chicago - or rather, with what was beneath it. She was flying from Midway Airport, and she started to notice “really interesting patterns along the coastline..."
Source: Landscape Architecture Magazine
The meteor that streaked across the sky early Monday likely broke apart and landed in Lake Michigan. Millions of years ago a large meteorite crashed into what is now Cook County.
Source: Chicago Tribune
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced that the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded two grants totaling $10 million to Illinois State Geological Survey.
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