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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.

Small earthquakes recorded in central Arkansas

Small earthquakes recorded in central Arkansas

GREENBRIER, Ark. (AP) -- The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded two small earthquakes near Greenbrier in central Arkansas.

The U.S.G.S. reports a quake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.6 was recorded at 3:53 a.m. Wednesday about three miles northeast of Greenbrier and about 35 miles north of Little Rock. The quake comes after a preliminary magnitude 2.7 earthquake recorded in the same area at 3:35 p.m. Tuesday.

No injuries or damage is reported as a result of either quake. Geologists say quakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest felt by humans.

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