Notice anything interesting about this map of climate records for 2012? The rest of the lower 48 states all experienced heat and drought records while parts of Oregon and Washington saw the wettest year on record.
In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.