Highlights

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. [...]
Richard Berg recognized for national efforts for improved geologic mapping
ISGS director recognized for national efforts to improve geologic mapping
ISGS Director Richard Berg received an American Association of State Geologists (AASG) Presidential Award during the group's annual meeting June 11-14 in Branson, Missouri. [...]
Illinois' 63 miles of coastline is one of the nation's most valuable, a pivotal cog in the economic and transportation health of the nation's third largest population center.
Summit focuses science agenda for Earth’s largest freshwater bodies
Science of the Great Lakes made a major step forward this month when scientists of many disciplines, jurisdictions, and affiliations came together to plan the future of their work with unified purpose at the first Great Lakes Coastal Mapping Summit on April 4-6 in Chicago. [...]
Illinois State Geological Survey senior geochemist Samuel Panno is one of seven academic professionals honored with CAPE awards this year.
Panno recognized with CAPE award for critical contributions
Illinois State Geological Survey senior geochemist Samuel Panno is one of seven honored with this year's Chancellor's Academic Professionals Award. [...]

ISGS in the News

$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 has 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
ADM touts latest carbon capture well
Archer Daniels Midland Co. publicly unveiled its system to pump carbon dioxide emissions deep underground on Sept. 22, an initiative to lessen the carbon emissions of the company. 

Source: Decatur Herald-Review
A map for Illinois homeowners worried about mine subsidence
St. Louis metro-east homeowners can use an interactive map by the Illinois State Geological Survey to see if there's a coal mine under their property.

Source: St. Louis Public Radio
Earthquake in Ottawa? Seismic activity says no
Facebook conversations circulated among Ottawa residents ... Thursday ... many speculating it felt like an earthquake. Tim Larson of the Illinois State Geological Survey said seismometers showed no activity.

Source: MyWebTimes.com

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