Highlights

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. [...]
Petroleum Experts renews software grant
Petroleum Experts has renewed through December 2022 a grant of a set of software packages to the Illinois State Geological Survey and Department of Geology to use in research and education. [...]

ISGS in the News

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
Rock formations could store CO2 for ‘eons’
“It provides a way of additionally removing carbon dioxide from the carbon cycle, which is really what we need to do to reduce the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere,” says Steve Whittaker. 

Source: KCUR
Using Marinas to Drive Ecosystem Health
ISGS studies and helps Illinois manage erosion along Lake Michigan, particularly at Illinois Beach State Park. 

Source: Great Lakes Protection Fund
The Great Lakes’ eroding beaches
ISGS Chief Scientist Steve Brown joins WILL's The 21st for a discussion of Lake Michigan erosion. 

Source: The 21st

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