Image of Earth MRI map of Iowa

Earth MRI projects

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
The IGS partnered with more than a dozen other state surveys on two projects to assess the geochemistry of selected Pennsylvanian and Devonian bedrock formations.
Aerial photo of oxbow

Multi-purpose oxbows reduce nitrates

Thursday, June 4, 2020
New research shows that “multi-purpose oxbows” can effectively reduce nitrate-nitrogen, earning them a spot in the Iowa Nutrient Research Strategy’s menu of conservation options.
Allison Kusick, a geology major at the University of Iowa, holds a piece of the core sample she is analyzing

The Hawkeye State’s hidden potential may be its geology

Monday, January 7, 2019
University of Iowa geologists are leading an effort to determine the age of an underground formation that encompasses a 10-county region in northeast Iowa to determine if it is similar to a geologic complex beneath Duluth, Minnesota, that has minerals valued as high as $1 trillion.

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