Significant ISGS Achievements

Three-dimensional image of the western part of Lake County, Illinois, as viewed from the southeast.
Great Lakes Geologic Mapping Coalition: 19 years of mapping glacial sediments in the Great Lakes Region
In May of 2000, Escherichia coli bacteria contaminated the drinking water of the rural community of Walkerton, Ontario. Seven people died and nearly half of the population of 5,000 [...]
Poster presentation
Jo Daviess County League of Women Voters Among the National Finalists for Effective Community Engagement Award
The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Jo Daviess County has been chosen as one of four finalists for the National League of Women Voters’ Effective Community Engagement Award [...]
Man on boulder
Distinguished Professor Jorge Rabassa to Speak on Ancient Gondwana Landscapes on May 12
Dr. Jorge Rabassa, Director of the Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas at Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, will present a lecture titled “Gondwana Landscapes: Genesis, Nature, Distribution, and Age” on May 12 [...]
Jorge Rabassa, in in front of outcrop
Distinguished Professor Jorge Rabassa to Present at the Prairie Research Institute
Renowned geomorphologist Dr. Jorge Rabassa, Director of the Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas (CADIC) at Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, will be presenting a lecture at the Prairie Research Institute [...]
sorbent activation process (SAP)
Patent Awarded to ISGS Engineers for a Novel Sorbent Process to Reduce Toxic Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plants
Coal-fired power plants are facing stringent regulations intended to reduce the emissions of mercury, acid gases (such as hydrogen chloride and sulfur oxides) [...]

ISGS in the News

How Common Are Earthquakes In Central Illinois?
How common are earthquakes in Illinois? Find out with ISGS Geologist, Tim Larson, and WILL.

Source: WILL - Champaign, IL
Aerial Photos Of Chicago From The 1930s
The original silver nitrate film negatives are gone, destroyed by the National Archives in the early 1980s because they had deteriorated. Illinois State Geological Survey took on an initiative to digitally scan them.

Source: CBS Chicago - Chicago, IL
Officials say west Danville sinkhole above mine shaft
Officials say west Danville sinkhole above mine shaft: An 8 feet by 10 feet sinkhole is "not a mine shaft but is pit subsidence resulting from an underlying mine", according to IDNR.

Source: Commercial-News - Danville, IL
Carbon storage revenue studied
Using a grant from the National Energy Technology Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, ISGS intends to develop brine extraction and treatment technologies that will facilitate the commercialization of geologic carbon dioxide storage.  

Source: Herald & Review - Decatur, IL
Erosion threatens the Driftless Area
Geologists Sam Panno and Don Luman of the Illinois State Geological Survey will present a talk on threats to underground water quality in the driftless area of Jo Daviess County.

Source: Journal Standard – Freeport, IL

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