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Second ozone advisory issued for central Arkansas

Second ozone advisory issued for central Arkansas

What: An Ozone Action Advisory has been declared for tomorrow, June 4, 2011.  The ozone forecast is orange, which means that outdoor activities may be unhealthy for sensitive groups.
 
When: Saturday, June 4, 2011.
Please note that the current weather conditions favorable to the formation of ground level ozone will likely continue throughout the weekend.
 
Who: Counties affected include: Pulaski, Faulkner, Lonoke and Saline. Active children and adults, as well as people with respiratory diseases such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exposure.
 
Those most at risk to ozone exposure include – children, the elderly, and persons with breathing problems.

Catch the "big one" at Youth Fishing Derby

Catch the "big one" at Youth Fishing Derby

CABOT, Ark.— The First Annual Youth Fishing Derby will be held Saturday, April 9 at 8 a.m. in the Cabot Community Pond at the corner of Campground and Kerr Station Road. Contact Nick Karras for more information at nkarras@cabotar.gov.

EPA looking to give out grants to address health, environment issues

EPA looking to give out grants to address health, environment issues

UNDATED -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 office in Dallas is accepting grant applications for $100,000 in funding to support projects designed to educate and enable communities to understand and address local health and environmental issues.

These grants are available in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Eligible applicants from non-profit, faith-based and tribal organizations working in the community of the proposed project are encouraged to apply.

EPA Region 6 will award four grants of $25,000 to support projects that address a community's local environmental issues through collaborative partnerships.