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Garbage and recyclables pile up as omicron takes its toll

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The omicron variant is sickening so many sanitation workers around the U.S. that some cities have had…

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California requiring healthcare workers to get booster shots

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday said California will require healthcare workers to get booster shots against the…

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DOJ announces environmental justice probe in Alabama county

The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an environmental justice investigation in Lowndes County, Alabama, where longstanding wastewater problems have…

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Business

California may impose toughest rules on recycling labels

California lawmakers have approved what advocacy groups say are the nation’s strongest protections against falsely labeling items as recyclable when…

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DOJ: San Francisco trash company to pay $36M for bribery

San Francisco’s trash disposal company has agreed to pay $36 million in criminal penalties for its role in a wide-ranging…

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‘Concerning’ levels of COVID-19 detected in Florida county wastewater, officials say

Health officials in Florida’s Orange County said there has been a 600 percent increase in the levels of COVID-19 RNA concentration detected…

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At least 2 killed in German chemical blast; 31 injured

An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies in Germany has killed at least two people, with 31 others…

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1 killed, 4 missing in German chemical blast; 31 injured

An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies in Germany has killed at least one person and injured 31…

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New Mexico sues US over proposed nuclear waste storage plans

New Mexico is suing the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission over concerns that the federal agency hasn’t done enough to vet…

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