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.
Washington recyclers are worried they could soon have no place to send discarded paper and plastics. China has decided the U.S. is letting food and garbage contaminate too much of its recyclables.
A hard fought compromise to protect sage grouse could be rewritten, according to The New York Times. The upcoming decision has upset many Northwest conservationists, ranchers, and lawmakers.
local | Environment | NewsNWPR/EarthFix | Sept. 27, 2017 3:45 p.m.
There’s a new type of biofuel in the works — and it could one day reduce the use of fertilizers and farming land. Northwest researchers are looking to seaweed as the next big thing in biofuel.
Nation | local | Environment | NewsNWPR/EarthFix | Sept. 27, 2017 3:45 p.m.
A liquefied natural gas project along the Southern Oregon coast is — once again — moving forward.
New details about a proposal to shrink the size and loosen protections for Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument are being greeted with anger and dismay by opponents.
Thousands of Northwest residents will be getting less electricity from burning coal. That’s because of a new agreement to fast-track the closure of a coal-fired power plant in Montana.
local | Politics | Environment | NewsNWPR/EarthFix | Sept. 12, 2017 4:15 p.m.
Fires are still burning across the Northwest. But people are already thinking about what's next, renewing debate of a controversial logging practice.
As wildfires rage across the Pacific Northwest, more than just people are displaced from their homes. Animals in the wild are also feeling the effects of the flames.
To keep hatchery fall chinook salmon from dying because of the Eagle Creek Fire, Oregon officials released them early. They expect the fish to be OK.
Officials blame the failure of a pen near Washington's Cypress Island on high tides caused by the eclipse, but that is being questioned. Fishing boats are scrambling to catch as many as possible.
Six types of resident fish in Washington's Hanford Reach aren't safe to eat on a regular basis.
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.
History | Animals | News | Environment | NationNWPR/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.