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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

Supreme Court pushes U.S. closer to ‘climate cliff,’ say Pennsylvania environmental leaders

In 2020, the total emissions of Pennsylvania’s top 10 power plants are equivalent to eight million cars on the road for a year, according to a recent report by PennEnvironment.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

As Shell’s ethane cracker nears startup, people are surveying the Ohio River for plastic nurdles

Environmental groups and researchers want to establish a baseline for the small pieces of plastic, so they can tell if nurdles are getting into the river from the massive plant.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Pennsylvania gas industry looks to export to Europe amid Russian invasion of Ukraine

European countries have already been looking for new natural gas sources, and the Russian attack “will accelerate that,” one expert said.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Updated: February 23, 2022 | 10:05 am

Experts worry Supreme Court could hamstring EPA, other federal agencies in upcoming climate case

The Supreme Court usually finds reasons not to hear cases, which is why some experts are concerned that the Court has other reasons for taking this case.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Pa. expects billions of dollars from the infrastructure law for coal mine cleanups. Will it help polluted waterways?

A watershed in north-central Pennsylvania is an example of where federal money could help efforts to clean polluted water from old mines.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

​​How to address the looming crisis of climate anxiety

As climate change worsens, the need will grow for mental health services. Some therapists are recommending climate action to ease worry. Others are advocating for community-based therapies to fill the gap.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Feeling anxious about climate change? Experts say you’re not alone

Research shows more people are having trouble coping with the climate crisis and their numbers will only increase in the coming years. Experts are concerned it’s taking a toll on mental health.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Federal officials working on ethane report hear from some in Appalachian communities

Ethane production in the U.S. has nearly doubled since 2013, and demand is expected to keep rising.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front

Southwestern Pa. network takes on ‘unnecessary’ environmental risks for cancer

The network of physicians, researchers, activists and cancer survivors says research shows rates for six types of cancer that have strong links to toxic chemicals are elevated in seven Southwestern Pennsylvania counties compared with national rates.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front