Courtney Flatt began her journalism career at The Dallas Morning News as a neighbors editor. There, she also wrote articles for the Metro section, where she reported on community issues ranging from water security to the arts.
Courtney earned her master’s in convergence journalism at the University of Missouri and developed a love for radio and documentary film. As a producer at KBIA-FM she hosted a weekly business show, reported and produced talk shows on community and international issues. Her work took her from the unemployment lines, to a methamphetamine bust, to the tornado damage aftermath in Joplin, Mo.
Commercial fishing boats are scrambling to catch as many Atlantic salmon as they can, after a net pen broke in Washington. Officials are blaming high tides caused by the eclipse.
While hundreds of thousands of Northwest residents were looking up, power companies were monitoring just how much solar power they lost during Monday’s sky-darkening eclipse.
Nation | Environment | History | News | AnimalsNWPR/EarthFix | Aug. 15, 2017 2:51 p.m.
Mosquitoes can carry dangerous diseases — like the West Nile virus. Turns out, the mosquito-transmitted virus is deadly for one of the West’s most iconic birds: the sage grouse.
The federal government has released new recommendations to protect the greater sage grouse. The guidelines will give more leeway to mining, ranching and industry groups.
The wilderness in Central Washington has some really nice bull trout habitat. But one thing stands in the way: an impassable dam. All the work biologists put into moving the fish could be for naught.
A company in Eastern Washington is developing a new way to make paper pulp — without trees. The mill will instead use a source abundant to the area: straw.
Environment | Books | Politics | NewsKUOW/EarthFix | July 21, 2017 5:40 p.m.
Washington’s legislative session did not deliver the money environmentalists wanted for toxic cleanup, oil transportation safety, or natural resources.
local | Environment | NewsNWPR/EarthFix | July 21, 2017 11:30 a.m.
How to best protect salmon along the Columbia and Snake rivers is a hotly-debated question. Our video explores one of the most controversial options.
Nation | local | Environment | NewsNWPR/EarthFix | July 3, 2017 2:07 p.m.
A new bill in Congress would make sure Washington's lower Snake River dams stay standing. It’s pushback against a court order to protect threatened and endangered salmon.
Nation | Land | Environment | Food | Economy | Land use | Health | News | Technology | NW Life | BusinessNWPR/EarthFix | June 28, 2017 12:50 p.m.
Everyone has weeds. No one wants them. Weeds created an unusual controversy in one Oregon county, angering a town and sparking a social media debate. Organic farmers say it is hard to manage weeds.
The Tri-Cities could soon be home to the largest utility-scale solar power project in Washington. A French company will develop the project on land formerly part of the Hanford nuclear reservation.
A years-in-the-making plan to protect sage grouse from extinction is being reconsidered by U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
Turns out tree rings can do more than just tell you how old a tree is. Researchers have found they can also help track Pacific storms over centuries. That could help out water managers.
A big court decision could open up new habitat for salmon in Washington and end up costing the state billions of dollars.
Sherman County, Oregon, is debating what to do about a large organic farm accused of letting its weeds spread onto neighboring fields.
Land | Environment | Politics | NewsNWPR/EarthFix | May 11, 2017 3:40 p.m. | Richland, Washington
In a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is defending the state’s national monuments, including Hanford Reach.
Health | Science | Environment | NewsNWPR/EarthFix | May 11, 2017 9:45 a.m. | Prosser, Washington
A cluster of fatal birth defects has left several families in Eastern Washington mourning the loss of children they will never know.
local | Environment | Energy | NewsNorthwest Public Radio | May 9, 2017 11:15 a.m. | Richland, Washington
Some workers at a former chemical processing plant have been evacuated and about 3,000 others near the area at the center of the Hanford Site were directed to take shelter indoors.