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  1. This April 9 image shows the eruption of La Soufrière Volcano from Rillan Hill in Saint Vincent. La Soufriere erupted Friday for the first time in 40 years on the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent, prompting thousands of people to evacuate, seismologists said.
  2. Yesterday• Life & Culture
    Ron Smith has sighted more than 700 bird species out of an estimated 850 found in North America.
  3. Aerial view of Rattlesnake Point showing a chlorine plant near residential areas on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 in Tampa.
  4. Effluent flows from a pipe into a drainage ditch at Port Manatee South Gate on Tuesday across from the old Piney Point phosphate plant property.
  5. This March 2021 photo provided by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries shows a brown pelican with a red band marked “33Z” on Louisiana's Queen Bess Island. The pelican, rescued from the 2010 oil spill, cleaned of oil and released in Georgia, has returned 700 miles to the island restored for pelicans and other seabirds.
  6. Cockroach Bay Preserve State Park, home to mangroves and sea grass beds, is in southern Hillsborough County.
  7. Effluent flows from a pipe into a drainage ditch at Port Manatee South Gate on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
  8. This August 2017 photo made available by Fermilab shows the Muon g-2 ring at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory outside of Chicago. It operates at -450 degrees Fahrenheit (-267 degrees Celsius) to detect the wobble of muons as they travel through a magnetic field. Preliminary results published in 2021 of experiments from here and the CERN facility in Europe challenge the way physicists think the universe works, a prospect that has the field of particle physics both baffled and thrilled.
  9. For residents and business owners evacuated because of the Piney Point leak, insurance may help pay some of the displacement costs. Pictured is effluent flowing from a pipe into a drainage ditch at Port Manatee South Gate on Tuesday. | [Douglas R. Clifford | Times]
  10. Aerial view overlooking the site of the Piney Point wastewater release on Sunday, April 4, 2021 in Palmetto.
  11. The view from above looking northwest at the Tides Golf Course, 11832 66th Ave N, on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 in Seminole. The former Tides Golf Course in Seminole abuts the Millennium Park nature preserve, is 100 acres of undeveloped land and is the subject of intense debate over the future of land in Pinellas County.
  12. Seasonal algae floats in the water off Port Manatee on Tuesday as wastewater is released from the old Piney Point phosphate plant into Tampa Bay. Evacuation orders were ended as the risk of an immediate crisis appears to have subsided. A nearby stretch of U.S. 41 that had been closed for days between Manatee and Hillsborough counties was also reopened, another signal of improving conditions at the site.
  13. This aerial photo taken from an airplane shows a reservoir near the old Piney Point phosphate mine, Saturday, April 3, 2021 in Bradenton, Fla. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency Saturday after a significant leak at a large pond of wastewater threatened to flood roads and burst a system that stores polluted waters. The pond where the leak was discovered is at the old Piney Point phosphate mine, sitting in a stack of phosphogypsum, a waste product from manufacturing fertilizer that is radioactive. (Tiffany Tompkins/The Bradenton Herald via AP)
  14. Congressman Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, addresses the media Monday about the crisis at the former Piney Point phosphate plant, along with Manatee County officials.
  15. Aerial view looking toward Tampa Bay from Piney Point on Sunday in Palmetto.
  16. Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses the situation at Piney Point at a press conference in Manatee County on Sunday.
  17. Aerial view overlooking the site of the Piney Point wastewater release on Sunday, April 4, 2021 in Palmetto.
  18. Bryan Ellis, Jimi DePriest, and Cayla Pearson, activists with the Party for Socialism and Liberation Florida demonstrate outside of the Manatee County emergency operations center on Sunday.
  19. A view of a phosphogypsum stack at HRK Holdings’ property off Buckeye Road on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in Palmetto, Manatee County, where wastewater is suspected to be leaking at the old Piney Point phosphate plant in Palmetto, records show.
  20. Acting Manatee County Administrator Scott Hopes discusses how high the flood of polluted waters could rise due to an “imminent” collapse at the old Piney Point phosphate plant during a Saturday news conference at the Manatee County Emergency Operations Center in Brandeton.
  21. Kenneth Rexford, 76, and his wife Elaine, 73, said Saturday evening they had no plans to leave their home in the Gillette Groves subdivision in Palmetto despite the mandatory evacuation order.
  22. Sakata, a Florida Panther, rests inside an enclosure at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park on January 17, 2019 in Homosassa, Florida.
  23. A view of a phosphogypsum stack complex, far background, at HRK Holdings’ property off Buckeye Road in Palmetto on Tuesday. Wastewater is suspected to be leaking there at the old Piney Point phosphate plant.
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