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President Trump used the pomp and circumstance of the East Room, complete with an entrance to "Hail to the Chief" and a bevy of supportive Cabinet members, to tout "America's Environmental Leadership" on Monday. There was no new policy announcement. In fact, the event felt mostly like a campaign rally. But it may amount to recognition that the environment and climate change are a growing concern for U.S. voters and an issue on which Democrats hold an edge.

A new report by the American Lung Association gives Franklin County's air quality a failing grade due to the high number of air quality alerts last year.  

You've probably heard statistics about how our diet affects the health of the planet. Like how a beef hamburger takes considerably more water and land to produce than a veggie burger or that around a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions stem from food production.

Several members of a powerful science panel for the Environmental Protection Agency expressed doubt at a hearing Thursday about the long-established scientific consensus that air pollution can cause premature death.

The panel was meeting to consider recommendations that would fundamentally change how the agency analyzes the public health dangers posed by air pollution and could lead to weaker regulation of soot.

The Ohio EPA is seeking from the federal government a new air quality designation for central Ohio that the American Lung Association has consistently rated as poor.  

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has extended the weekend Air Quality Alert through Monday. 

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has extended Saturday's Air Quality Alert into Sunday. 

The American Lung Association's latest air quality report released today shows mixed results for Ohio.