ISGS in the News

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.

Carbon storage revenue studied

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.  

Erosion threatens the Driftless Area

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.

New exhibit will provide look at giant ancient mollusk

Endolobus spectabilis, will be on display around the state with a fossil of an E. spectabilis shellISGS paleontologist, Joe Devera, put together the exhibit and worked with a sculptor on the model.

Carbon dioxide storage is focus of new center's mission

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.

How high did you climb today?

ISGS is a source for elevation statistics in the state of Illinois. For more information on high and low points in Illinois, visit

Universities Get Financial Boost For CO2 Storage Research

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has selected nine projects to receive funding to research carbon dioxide storage intelligent monitoring systems and well integrity.

DOE Funds Coal Research and Carbon Storage Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) announced on August 17 that it will dole out a total of almost $17 million to research new CO2storage technologies through DOE’s Carbon Storage Program.

DOE Selects Nine Projects to Receive Funding for Carbon Storage Intelligent Monitoring and Well Integrity and Mitigation Research

The Illinois Basin–Decatur Project is one of the projects selected to receive funding from The U.S. Department of Energy.

Source: EIN Newsdesk