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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


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


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


Fracking in Ohio: Amid industry activity, residents start their own shale gas-related health registry

It’s an “attempt to collect the contacts of people who live close enough to any aspect of shale development, that they might be affected,” said the physician leading the effort.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front



Fracking in Ohio series: Some Ohio residents who complained about oil and gas feel ‘abandoned’ by the state

People have filed thousands of complaints with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources about everything from gas leaks and crumbling roads to odors and noise they blame on energy development.

By Julie Grant/The Allegheny Front
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