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Major US Pipeline Halts Operations After Ransomware Attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The operator of a major pipeline system that transports fuel across the East Coast said Saturday it had been victimized by a ransomware attack and had halted all pipeline operations to deal with the threat. The attack is unlikely to affect gasoline supply and prices unless it leads to a prolonged shutdown of the pipeline, experts said.…

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Officials Fear Piney Point Reservoir Collapse, Gov. DeSantis Declares State of Emergency

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (FNN) – Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 21-82 declaring a state of emergency in Hillsborough, Manatee, and Pinellas counties due to their proximity to the Eastport Terminal Facility – Piney Point Phosphate Processing Plant reservoir. The reservoir holds 480 million gallons of a mix of seawater, remnant process water from the…

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Orange Soil & Water Board Declares Removal Process Against Supervisor Morales Invalid

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – With the Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Board’s compliance issues, the Board couldn’t hold the vote to remove the only Hispanic and longest serving member, Supervisor Daisy Morales during Friday’s monthly meeting. “More than 256,000 Orange County voters voted to re-elect me to another four-year team,” Morales said. “This Board, along…

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Supervisor Daisy Morales Takes Students on Educational Tour of Orlando Water Treatment Facility

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Orange Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor Daisy Morales treated local students to an interactive tour of the City of Orlando’s Water Reclamation Facility at Conserv II Tuesday morning, November 26. “The environmental tour of the facility is about educating school aged students on the importance of water conservation,” said Supervisor…

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VIDEO: New Smokey Bear Digital-First Creative Highlights Lesser Known Wildfire Causes

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) — In honor of Smokey Bear’s 73rd birthday, the Ad Council, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters launched new digital-first videos and artwork inspired by beloved Smokey Bear posters to raise awareness of lesser known wildfire starts in an effort to decrease human-caused wildfires. The new artwork was created by Brian Edward Miller, Evan Hecox, Janna Mattia and Victoria…

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