ISGS in the News

MCCD worker finds prehistoric giant beaver tooth outside Marengo

McHenry County Conservation District maintenance worker finds prehistoric giant beaver tooth outside Marengo.

A decade in the making

After working as a University employee for 25 years at ISGS, Michael Chrzastowski graduated on Dec. 20 with a master’s degree in religion with a focus on Islam, achieving a degree that was 10 years in the making.

Sierra Club to hold dinosaur program

Senior paleontologist, Joe Devera, speaks at a program entitled "Monsters of the Paleozoic". This program, held by the Sierra Club of Carbondale, IL, features a short survey of the Paleozoic periods and examples of large organisms.

Energy Department Project Captures and Stores One Million Metric Tons of Carbon

The U.S. Department of Energy announced that the Illinois Basin-Decatur Project successfully captured and stored one million metric tons of carbon dioxide. 

ADM carbon capture reaches 1 million metric tons

ISGS geologist Rob Finley discusses the current status of the Illinois Basin Decatur Project.

New Lenox earth science teachers attended conference on coal energy

Illinois State Geological Survey participated in a teacher conference on coal energy.

IU geologists identify new seismic zone near Illinois-Missouri border

ISGS geologist, Tim Larson, co-authors published research resulting from the collaborative OIINK geophysical research project.

Director of UI Prairie Research Institute stepping down

The founding director of the University of Illinois Prairie Research Institute is stepping down after six years and plans to retire next year.

300 million years ago: Danville’s underground forest reveals the ancient past

ISGS geologists, John Nelson and Scott Elrick talk about their research on the Danville underground fossil forest.

A Minute With... Robert Bauer, engineering geologist

R. Bauer, engineering geologist, talks about the new proposed fracking regulations with News Bureau physical sciences editor Liz Ahlberg.