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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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Kang comments on 'dark money' influence in Cobb County race

The 2016 Cobb primary illustrates how anonymous political contributions, which have become the norm in national politics, can be converted into campaign spending in a local election, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution story that details "dark money" spent on the race. Emory Law Professor Michael Kang said the problem with these contributions is that it makes credibility judgments more difficult for voters. The organizations must report broad categories of spending to the IRS, he said, but that isn't "timely or helpful to people interested in disclosure."
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