Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Julie Grant got her start in public radio at age 19 while at Miami University in Ohio. After studying land ethics in graduate school at Kent State University, Julie covered environmental issues in the Great Lakes region for Michigan Radio’s Environment Report and North Country Public Radio in New York. She’s won many awards, including an Edward R. Murrow Award in New York, and was named “Best Reporter” in Ohio by the Society of Professional Journalists. Her stories have aired on NPR’s Morning Edition , The Splendid Table and Studio 360. Julie loves covering agricultural issues for the Allegheny Front—exploring what we eat, who produces it and how it’s related to the natural environment.

Latest by Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Pa. sends a lot of fracking waste to Ohio. People there want more say in where injection wells go

Landowners aren’t the only ones frustrated by the lack of local control regarding the siting of injection wells.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Scientists know more about how COVID-19 spreads. So is it safe to bring your reusable bags back to the grocery store?

In the early days of the pandemic, many plastic bag bans were put on hold. As the months have passed, there’s now a push to reinstate them.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Pennsylvania asks residents to stay close to home for outdoor recreation

Officials in charge of Pennsylvania’s natural resources are encouraging outdoor recreation during the coronavirus shutdown, but they want people to enjoy nature close to home.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

State officials to Pa. farmers: “We need local agriculture now more than ever.”

The state agriculture department has issued guidance. While allowing farmers markets to continue, it’s asking for safety precautions that could include new pick up options, or direct deliveries to customers.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Study: Shale gas development has brought economic benefits, but also premature deaths

Carnegie Mellon University study focused on Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia
By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Ever hear of a nurdle? The western Pa. ethane cracker could bring this new form of pollution to the Ohio River

The plant being built near Pittsburgh will produce potentially trillions of little plastic pellets every year. Some will escape into the environment.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Plastics can break down into tiny pieces by the time they hit the Great Lakes. This Penn State researcher wants to know what they are before they degrade

Sherri Mason said policymakers ask how much of plastic pollution comes from bags or bottles — and she can’t answer. So she’s working to find out.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front