ISGS in the News
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.
Source: The Daily Illini, Champaign IL
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.
Geologists Don Mikulic and Tim Larson give their thoughts about the seismic activity in northern Illinois earlier this month.
Principal engineering geologist, Bob Bauer, speaks about data regarding two seismic events that shook the La Grange area Nov. 4, 2013.
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.
Source: The Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL
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.
Source: The Daily Illini
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.
Source: The News-Gazette Champaign, IL
Source: Climate Central
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.