ISGS in the News

NSF awards grants for four new critical zone observatories to study Earth surface processes

ISGS collaborates with scientists from around the country to study critical zones and their response to climate and land use changes.

Official state scientists appointed on Prairie Research Institute Day

Seven Illinois state scientists have been officially appointed for the first time after Gov. Pat Quinn signed the University of Illinois State Scientific Surveys Act on Aug. 14. 

Geographer Talks Topography for GIS Day

The keynote speaker for GIS Day will be ISGS Geologist, Donald Luman, who will give a talk titled "LiDAR Landscapes of Illinois: Seeing the Wind Through the Trees" at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 20th.

Experts have more questions than answers about McCook quarry 'blast'

Geologists Don Mikulic and Tim Larson give their thoughts about the seismic activity in northern Illinois earlier this month.

Expert: Not enough information to connect quake to McCook quarry blast

Principal engineering geologist, Bob Bauer, speaks about data regarding two seismic events that shook the La Grange area Nov. 4, 2013.

Aquifer protection group sets forum in Clinton

Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, has formed a Clinton Landfill Working Group to step up oversight of the landfill. The working group includes representatives from  Illinois State Water Survey and Illinois State Geological Survey as well as other government agencies.

Fracking makes its debut in Illinois under strictest regulatory laws in the US

Robert Bauer, principal engineering geologist at the Illinois State Geological Survey, said studies have been done on the east coast to determine the effects on water supplies.

Final installment of photo series will open Wednesday

The third and final installation of "A Geologist's Life: The Photography of Dr. William W. Shilts" will be on display this week at indi go Artist Co-Op. The show runs October 3rd-8th with an opening reception October 4th at 6pm.

Carbon Storage Studies Grapple with Politics, Geology

Hannes Leetaru and Robert Finley of the Advanced Energy Technology Initiative section talk about carbon sequestration and the potential impacts of offshore carbon storage.

Illinois hydraulic fracking bill becomes law

After a nearly unanimous vote by the Illinois legislature, on June 17, 2013, Governor Pat Quinn signed the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act ("HFRA") into law. The ISGS, along with the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS), the State Fire Marshal, and the Illinois EPA will assist the Department of Natural Resources regarding investigation of alleged violations.

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