Entries by Vladislava Sukhanovskaya

Benton Harbor: Safe Water Is Still a Luxury

Lead pipes replaced but residents struggle with high water bills By Vlada Sukhanovskaya – Circle of Blue – August 21, 2023 Benton Harbor residents have been inundated with challenges facing their water system for years. Lead in pipes. Ineffective corrosion treatment. Threats of water shut-offs. Piled one on top of another.  Some relief is at […]

Illinois is Losing Water

Leaky pipes must be replaced. But where to get the money? By Vladislava Sukhanovskaya – August 18, 2023 Circle of Blue Photos by J.C. Ganter / Circle of Blue Vladislava Sukhanovskaya( Reporter )Vladislava Sukhanovskaya has two degrees in journalism. She covered health and environmental topics for Capital News Service, the Great Lakes Echo, and Circle […]

Control for Frog-bit and Water Soldiers

New strategy for limiting the spread of exotic water plants in Michigan. By Vladislava Sukhanovskaya – August 8, 2023 Circle of Blue In the waters where it’s a native species — Europe, Asia, and Africa – the aquatic plant known as European frog-bit is no trouble at all. Though its name summons images of slime […]

Bubbles and Electricity Designed to Deter Invasive Carp From Lake Michigan

Des Plaines River is a site of new impediments to voracious species By Vladislava Sukhanovskaya, Circle of Blue – July 11, 2023 A coalition of organizations is developing an innovative and expensive engineering project at the 96-year-old Brandon Road Lock and Dam on the Des Plaines River south of Chicago to block invasive carp from […]