ISGS in the News
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.
Source: KMOC.com St. Louis
The Illinois State Geological Survey demonstrates how earthquakes can 'liquefy' soil and wreak havoc on buildings and infrastructure.
Source: Weather Channel
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.
A new large-scale technology has launched in Decatur that could result in the active removal of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Source: Washington Post
ISGS continues as a scientific partner as Archer Daniels Midland Company begins a second major carbon capture and storage (CCS) project.
Source: Archer Daniels Midland
The year 2016 was the warmest on record. The U.S. state of Illinois is trying to measure its impact on the shores of Lake Michigan.
Two years ago the polar vortex set the Upper Midwest into a deep freeze. But two mild winters and retreating lake levels are giving researchers pause.
If you see a helicopter hauling a giant Hula-Hoop near Lake Michigan this week. Don't panic. It's Illinois' latest science project that hopes to shed light on a question of beachgoers for decades.
A few weeks ago, there were plenty of video and eyewitness descriptions of a meteor streaking across the Midwestern sky. The meteor buzz would have been considerably bigger around Peoria about 450 million years ago.
Source: Peoria Journal Star
A few years ago, Mary Pat McGuire, became fascinated by the South Side of Chicago - or rather, with what was beneath it. She was flying from Midway Airport, and she started to notice “really interesting patterns along the coastline..."
Source: Landscape Architecture Magazine