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Welcome to NCAP's blog: The Buzz! Here you'll find everything you ever wanted to know about the latest efforts to reduce pesticides, tips for finding effective alternatives, and what you can do to help create a safe world and protect the health of people and the environment.

Organic Plant Breeding Symposium

by Ashley Chesser — last modified Dec 16, 2014 05:40 PM

Coming this Spring! read more...

Give Thanks for SEEDS!

by Ashley Chesser — last modified Nov 24, 2014 05:06 PM

The Thanksgiving bounty begins with seeds. read more...

NCAP Encourages YOU To Buzz into the Pollinator Health Listening Session! Monday, November 17th

by Shelly Connor — last modified Nov 12, 2014 04:51 PM
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What I DIDN'T say before the Seattle City Council

by Ashley Chesser — last modified Oct 27, 2014 11:05 AM
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By Megan Dunn, Healthy People & Communities Program Director read more...

NCAP Presents 2014 Award Winners

by Ashley Chesser — last modified Aug 27, 2014 03:18 PM

NCAP proudly presents its 2014 Rachel Carson Award and Karl Arne Lifetime Achievement Award Winners. read more...

EPA Finalizes Stronger Steam Buffers to Protect Imperiled Salmon from Pesticides

by Ashley Chesser — last modified Aug 18, 2014 12:22 PM

Agreement restores reasonable no-spray zones for five toxic insecticides read more...

Bothered by Mosquitoes

by Ashley Chesser — last modified Jul 23, 2014 06:42 PM
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Mosquito season is upon us! Tips for avoiding getting bit. read more...

Summertime Play-Worry Free!

by Ashley Chesser — last modified Jul 22, 2014 12:14 AM
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Ensure a trip to the park is safe for your kids and pets. read more...

EPA Agrees to Stronger Protections for Salmon from Pesticides

by Ashley Chesser — last modified Jun 05, 2014 11:25 AM
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Fishing and conservation groups praise stronger stream buffers from toxic sprays read more...

Here Come the Ants

by Jennifer Snyder — last modified Apr 14, 2014 06:21 PM
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Spring brings a bounty of bugs -- not the least of which is ants. read more...