ISGS in the News
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...
Source: Smithsonian Magazine.com
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.
Source: Herald and Review
ISGS Director Richard Berg discusses how 3-D geological mapping is helping Illinois counties make better development decisions.
How common are earthquakes in Illinois? Find out with ISGS Geologist, Tim Larson, and WILL.
Source: WILL - Champaign, IL
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.
Source: CBS Chicago - Chicago, IL
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.
Source: Commercial-News - Danville, IL
Using a grant from the National Energy Technology Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, ISGS intends to develop brine extraction and treatment technologies that will facilitate the commercialization of geologic carbon dioxide storage.
Source: Herald & Review - Decatur, IL
Geologists Sam Panno and Don Luman of the Illinois State Geological Survey will present a talk on threats to underground water quality in the driftless area of Jo Daviess County.
Source: Journal Standard – Freeport, IL
Endolobus spectabilis, will be on display around the state with a fossil of an E. spectabilis shell. ISGS paleontologist, Joe Devera, put together the exhibit and worked with a sculptor on the model.
Edward Mehnert, a senior geohydrologist, and Scott Frailey, a senior reservoir engineer, say the center's mission is to help better understand the location and distribution of carbon dioxide after it is pumped into the subsurface of the Earth.
Source: Illinois News Bureau