ISGS in the News

$208 million project stores ADM's carbon deep beneath Decatur

New $208 million technology designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions is ... an enormous project more than a decade in the making by University of Illinois scientists and Archer Daniels Midland Co. engineers.

Two quakes shake southern Illinois within two weeks

Two earthquakes that struck the Wabash Valley in two weeks have emergency management teams concerned about an active fault line there. Robert Bauer, with ISGS, said the epicenter was more than 7 miles below ground...

ADM touts latest carbon capture well

Archer Daniels Midland Co. publicly unveiled its system to pump carbon dioxide emissions deep underground on Sept. 22, an initiative to lessen the carbon emissions of the company.


A map for Illinois homeowners worried about mine subsidence

St. Louis metro-east homeowners can use an interactive map by the Illinois State Geological Survey to see if there's a coal mine under their property.

Earthquake in Ottawa? Seismic activity says no

Facebook conversations circulated among Ottawa residents ... Thursday ... many speculating it felt like an earthquake. Tim Larson of the Illinois State Geological Survey said seismometers showed no activity.

ILMINES: Are you living on a coal mine?

Thousands of Illinois homes could be near a coal mine. Some 201,000 acres of urban and built-up lands may be near underground mines, according to an ISGS study: Coal Mines in Illinois.

Philippines earthquake kills 2, injures 100

The Illinois State Geological Survey demonstrates how earthquakes can 'liquefy' soil and wreak havoc on buildings and infrastructure.

Lake Michigan shoreline erosion could be getting worse, research shows

From 1939 to 2014, the northern shoreline along Illinois Beach State Park has retreated more than 600 feet, -- an average of 8 feet per year, says coastal geologist Ethan Theuerkauf.

The quest to capture and store carbon – and slow climate change — just reached a new milestone

A new large-scale technology has launched in Decatur that could result in the active removal of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

ADM Begins Operations for Second Carbon Capture and Storage Project

ISGS continues as a scientific partner as Archer Daniels Midland Company begins a second major carbon capture and storage (CCS) project.