Julie Grant

Julie Grant

Recent Stories

Cap and Trade Heats Up Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Race

Under the EPAs proposed rules states have to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, but Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidates disagree on how to do it. Allegheny Fronts Julie Grant reports that one candidate favors joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative would help meet these goals, but his opponent and Pennsylvanias coal power industry says no.

Ohio Community Protests Fracking Wastewater Zoning

Fracking wastewater is trucked into Ohio from Pennsylvania, processed and injected into deep wells. Allegheny Fronts Julie Grant reports that many local residents are concerned about earthquakes and water contamination, and argue that the state legislation improperly overrules citizens input on well zoning and regulations.

Rain Tax

To pay to repair storm drains to control run-off, some towns are charging residents what's being called a storm utility fee or "rain-tax."

Great Lakes Wind Power On Hold

Offshore wind in the Great Lakes region is a great but untapped resource for renewable energy. LEED Co., a clean energy company, has attempted to capitalize on this, proposing a wind turbine on Lake Erie, but strong opposition and the denial of federal funding have put the project on hold. Julie Grant reports from Ohio.

Rain Tax

To pay to repair storm drains to control run-off, some towns are charging residents what's being called a storm utility fee or "rain-tax".

What's Eating Lake Erie?

Toxic algae have invaded the western basin of Lake Erie. It's harmful to people and animals and has clogged up local water treatment systems. Scientists are looking to farms for a fix.

Golden Rice

Two decades after scientists designed a grain to prevent vitamin A deficiency, it's still not available to those who most need it.

Environment

Golden Rice

Rice genetically modified to produce Vitamin A could be the answer to some developing world childhood health problems. But some are voicing concerns. In a story originally produced for 'The DNA files' Julie Grant reports for Living On Earth.

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