As the year ends, I am reminded to take stock and ask the question, “What on earth happened this past year? ” These days it seems like so much is happening, I can hardly take stock of the last week. So, I looked back and compiled the top five environmental stories of 2018. Here are the top five stories: Wild Story No. 5: The absolute inability of Congress to do anything, including any action to protect Oregon’s wild rivers and other special places, should be important news to everyone.