ISGS in the News

Study says Illinois is second-flattest state on mainland

Richard Berg, Interim Director of the Illinois State Geological Survey, gives his input on what makes Illinois so flat.

Map update adds to undermined areas in Springfield

Updated maps show a previously undiscovered area of underground coal mines in a mixed residential and commercial area of Springfield.

Local resident donates collection of ISGS Quadrangle maps to Pekin Public Library.

The archive of over 170 quadrangle maps was donated to the library by Pekin resident Merle H. Glick, who built up an impressive collection of ISGS topographic maps over his years of traveling, hiking or canoeing through Illinois.

Rock-solid results: Carbon capture at ADM earns praise

Rob Finley talks about progress made on the Illinois Basin Decatur project.

Groundwater safety broached at carbon sequestration meeting

Rob Finley, leader of the Illinois State Geological Survey sequestration team, and Sallie Greenberg address concerns with groundwater safety measures associated with carbon sequestration.

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.