ISGS in the News

When a meteor hit: Millions of years ago in Des Plaines

The meteor that streaked across the sky early Monday likely broke apart and landed in Lake Michigan. Millions of years ago a large meteorite crashed into what is now Cook County.

Laser mapping of La Salle County set for spring

This spring a plane will fly over La Salle County firing a sweeping beam of laser light. As the pulses bounce back to a receiver in the plane they will provide the raw data for a detailed three-dimensional image of the county.

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.