Highlights

Groundwater experts help industries and nature preserves thrive
ISGS and the Illinois State Water Survey began monitoring the intersections between industry and the state-protected nature preserves in 1998, letting
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Digging into soil data helps inform green infrastructure design
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Data from landmark Illinois Basin carbon storage project are now available
The first-of-its-kind Illinois Basin – Decatur Project (IBDP), which concluded in 2021 after successfully demonstrating the safe geologic storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) at an almost-com [...]
ISGS data inform siting decisions for energy companies in Illinois
Green energy companies seeking sites for windfarm and solar power plant development in Illinois can rely on ISGS to provide extensive databases and maps on the state’s geologic and mine information to save potential trouble with collapsed land. [...]
Geoscientist details water resources partnership in Malawi
Tim Larson brought his extensive experience locating groundwater in Illinois to connect four African villages to fresh water. A paper documenting this project will appear in a special edition of the journal GEOPHYSICS. [...]

ISGS in the News

Falling lake levels reveal beach erosion issues
Coastal geology specialist Robin Mattheus recently discussed Lake Michigan erosion issues with The Chicago Tribune. 

Source: The Chicago Tribune
Marble is luxurious—but is it sustainable?
Popular Science asks Scott D. Elrick, the head of the ISGS Coal, Bedrock, and Industrial Minerals Section, how mining marble impacts the environment.

Source: Popular Science
Carbon pipeline proposal in Illinois
Sallie Greenberg discusses how Illinois' unique geology can be a resource for carbon storage. 

Source: The 21st

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