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.
Biologists have confirmed that photos taken near Leavenworth in the Washington Cascades are of a gray wolf. This is the first time a wolf has been documented in this area the Cascades since 2000.
Several dairies accused of polluting the groundwater in Washington’s Yakima Valley will now start handling their waste more carefully. That’s because a federal judge has approved an order between environmental groups and dairies.
A growing number people head out to wild places in search of the antlers that elk and deer shed. Some of those collectors harass these animals to death by chasing them down with ATVs.
Air pollution caused by wood stoves in Washington is in line with federal clean air requirements for the first time in seven years.
Seattle billionaire Paul Allen wants Washington voters to crack down on wildlife trafficking.
Few people come into contact with farm chemicals the way agricultural workers do. That's why a new health report on a commonly used herbicide is raising special concerns about farmworkers and cancer.
Ranchers and the federal government have agreed to a plan that protects virtually all of Oregon’s sage grouse habitat. Ranchers who sign on would be immune from harsher restrictions if the bird is listed as an endangered species.
A grain handling facility in Eastern Washington has been leaking chemicals into the only source of drinking water for a local school district. It's now being considered for the Superfund list of hazardous waste cleanup projects.
The debate is underway over reintroducing grizzly bears in Washington's North Cascades. Some say grizzlies are too dangerous to bring back while others say they're critical to the health of the region's ecosystem.
Emergency crews are responding to a 1,500 gallon oil spill in Central Washington’s Yakima River. The used motor oil has threatened wildlife since it escaped Sunday from an above-ground storage tank at the site of a former feedlot.
The North Cascades used to be home to thousands of grizzly bears. Their numbers have dwindled to only a handful over the past century. Now, the federal government is asking for your input on helping out Washington’s grizzlies
Keeping cool may soon take a lot less energy. Northwest researchers have developed a new air cooling system that could be used in cars, buildings and on the Navy’s front lines.
Warming temperatures and snow-free terrain might have you itching to hike your favorite trail. But make sure the trail isn't closed this time of year to protect wintering animals.
This week’s fiery oil train derailment in West Virginia has lawmakers thinking about oil-by-rail safety through the Northwest.
The Carlton Complex wildfire burned more acres in Okanogan County than any other fire in Washington state history. Ecologists are trying to make forests more resilient now to help prevent these large-scale fires.
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