Highlights

Geochemical Preservation of the Steptoean Positive Carbon Isotope Excursion Event in Dolomites of the Furongian Franconia Formation in the Illinois Basin
The Cambrian Steptoean Positive Carbon Isotope Excursion (SPICE) is a well-documented global event that marked geochemical excursions in the world’s oceans and terrestrial environments. [...]
Illinois Basin – Decatur Project: Soil Carbon Dioxide Flux Monitoring
Circular 599: Illinois Basin – Decatur Project: Soil Carbon Dioxide Flux Monitoring [...]
Jo Daviess County collaboration tackles water quality
With its unique geology marked by sinkholes, crevices, and caves, Jo Daviess County is highly susceptible to water contamination. [...]
Geologic Carbon Sequestration in the Illinois Basin: Numerical Modeling to Evaluate Potential Impacts
Circular 598, Geologic Carbon Sequestration in the Illinois Basin: Numerical Modeling to Evaluate Potential Impacts [...]
'It was a bad day for Peoria County about 450 million years ago'
 Charles Monson recently published a study revealing a possible link between a meteorite impact crater found in Illinois and a 93-mile-wide astero
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ISGS in the News

High Lake Michigan water levels pose concerns
"We just have to understand that there is a lot of energy in the waves, and with a high lake level walking the same place that you’re used to could pose more danger, even with a smaller wave,” said Steven Brown.

Source: The Daily Northwestern
Greenberg, Whittaker present on CO2 storage
Director of Energy and Minerals Steve Whittaker and Associate Director of Energy and Minerals Sallie Greenberg presented on U.S. efforts to develop commercial-scale geological storage of carbon dioxide at CO2CRC.  

Source: Mirage News
Glasford meteor may have played a role in ancient ice age
Charles Monson said research suggests a meteor about the size of Wrigley Field struck near Glasford, creating a 2.5 mile wide crater that's now buried under sediment. 

Source: WCBU
A tale of two drones
ISGS staff use an unmanned aerial vehicle (or drone) to help monitor shoreline erosion on Lake Michigan.

Source: Technology Services
Mapping erosion with drones
Ethan Theuerkauf is a coastal geologist at the University of Illinois. He’s using drone photography to map erosion at Illinois Beach State Park in Zion. 

Source: WTTW

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