ISGS in the News

U of I to Receive Energy Frontier Research Center Awards

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced 32 new and continuing multiyear, multimillion-dollar Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs). Among them, the new “Center for Geologic Storage of CO2”.

Agencies prep for potential New Madrid quake

Engineering geologist, Robert Bauer, discusses the difficulty in preparing for something you can't predict. 

Old maps of Illinois mines on state’s ‘wanted’ list

State agencies utilize ILMINES to aid in mine subsidence reports.

Study says Illinois is second-flattest state on mainland

Richard Berg, Interim Director of the Illinois State Geological Survey, gives his input on what makes Illinois so flat.

Map update adds to undermined areas in Springfield

Updated maps show a previously undiscovered area of underground coal mines in a mixed residential and commercial area of Springfield.

Local resident donates collection of ISGS Quadrangle maps to Pekin Public Library.

The archive of over 170 quadrangle maps was donated to the library by Pekin resident Merle H. Glick, who built up an impressive collection of ISGS topographic maps over his years of traveling, hiking or canoeing through Illinois.

Rob Finley and Carbon Sequestration featured in Weather Channel Short

Rob Finley speaks with correspondents from The Weather Channel in a short video on the carbon sequestration process at ADM in Decatur, IL.

Rock-solid results: Carbon capture at ADM earns praise

Rob Finley talks about progress made on the Illinois Basin Decatur project.

Groundwater safety broached at carbon sequestration meeting

Rob Finley, leader of the Illinois State Geological Survey sequestration team, and Sallie Greenberg address concerns with groundwater safety measures associated with carbon sequestration.

NSF awards grants for four new critical zone observatories to study Earth surface processes

ISGS collaborates with scientists from around the country to study critical zones and their response to climate and land use changes.