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New tests find significant decrease in bee-killing pesticides in "bee-friendly" plants

A report released today showed a significant decrease in the number of "bee-friendly" home garden plants sold at major retailers that have been pre-treated with pesticides shown to harm and kill bees. The study was conducted by Friends of the Earth and Pesticide Research Institute and allies, including the Turner Environmental Law Clinic.
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Volokh talks with BBC on feds ending private prison contracts

Emory Law Associate Professor Alexander Volokh was quoted by the BBC on the Obama administration's decision to phase out contracts with private, for-profit prisons that house federal inmates. It was based on findings that they don't provide substantial savings or maintain the same levels of security and safety found in public facilities. Volokh says private prisons could perform better if they followed models such as the United Kingdom's that make payment contingent on performance. Story starts at 1:02.
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