ISGS in the News

From coal to carbon capture

Vintage Illinois power plant highlights challenges of energy transition. Research at ISGS and ISTC looks to extend Abbott Power Plant life for a cleaner energy future.

Durbin Highlights $10 Million Federal Investment in Illinois CO2 Projects

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced that the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded two grants totaling $10 million to Illinois State Geological Survey.

Clues to ancient earthquakes in caves

Stalagmites on the floors of caves in southern Indiana contain evidence of past earthquakes, according to an ISGS study.

Source: EarthSky

Richland looks ahead to future carbon storage research

Decatur's Richland Community College has prepared for the proposed CarbonSAFE CO2 storage project by developing a Carbon Capture and Storage curriculum for students.

Cave Formations Carry Clues About Ancient Earthquakes

While exploring a pair of Illinois caves, Samuel Panno noticed a peculiar thing: some of the stalagmites had smaller, neighboring growths that were lighter in color...

Park board OKs carbon study

The Decatur Park District Board of Commissioners expressed support for a ISGS grant application that could bring a second, larger carbon capture and storage project to the area.


What can be learned from 3-D mapping of groundwater?

ISGS Director Richard Berg discusses how 3-D geological mapping is helping Illinois counties make better development decisions.

How Common Are Earthquakes In Central Illinois?

How common are earthquakes in Illinois? Find out with ISGS Geologist, Tim Larson, and WILL.

Aerial Photos Of Chicago From The 1930s

The original silver nitrate film negatives are gone, destroyed by the National Archives in the early 1980s because they had deteriorated. Illinois State Geological Survey took on an initiative to digitally scan them.

Officials say west Danville sinkhole above mine shaft

Officials say west Danville sinkhole above mine shaft: An 8 feet by 10 feet sinkhole is "not a mine shaft but is pit subsidence resulting from an underlying mine", according to IDNR.