ISGS in the News

Underground mapping project offers new info, and a few surprises, about Chicagoland's deep past
Illinois Basin – Decatur Project earns top honors from Environment + Energy Leader magazine

Source: WSIL

Falling lake levels reveal beach erosion issues

Coastal geology specialist Robin Mattheus recently discussed Lake Michigan erosion issues with 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.

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. 

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

Age of Mississippi River reassessed

Thanks to zircon fragments found in sandstone found in Southern Illinois, researchers have shown that the Mississippi River began flowing about 70 million years ago.

Source: KFVS

Yacucci joins NSGIC board of directors

Mark Yacucci, head of the ISGS Geoscience Information Stewardship Section, has been elected to the board of directors of the National States Geographic Information Council