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167 Posts


Natural Environment

Ocean / Sea
 
48 29%
Weather
 
46 28%
Land
 
44 26%
Surface Waters / Wetlands
 
33 20%
Land Mammals
 
25 15%
Marine Mammals
 
20 12%
Plants / Kelp
 
18 11%
Air
 
16 10%
Birds
 
13 8%
Fish
 
12 7%
Microbes
 
9 5%
Invertebrates
 
7 4%
Insects
 
6 4%
Arachnids
 
5 3%
Fungi
 
4 2%
Amphibians
 
2 1%
Other
 
2 1%
Groundwater
 
1 <1%
Reptiles
 
1 <1%

Unusual or Unexpected Event

Ice / Snow Change
 
167 100%
Extreme Temperature
 
54 32%
Seasonal Timing
 
30 18%
Extreme Precipitation
 
16 10%
Erosion
 
13 8%
Flooding / Draining
 
12 7%
Unusual Range / Sighting
 
12 7%
Death / Die-off / Decline
 
11 7%
Landslide / Avalanche
 
11 7%
Permafrost Change
 
8 5%
Pollution
 
8 5%
Drought
 
6 4%
Rain on Snow
 
5 3%
Unusual Size / Abundance
 
4 2%
Fire
 
4 2%
Algal Bloom
 
3 2%
Unusual Animal Behavior
 
3 2%
Earthquake
 
3 2%
Storm Surge
 
3 2%
Deformity / Disease / Injury
 
2 1%
Extreme Wind
 
2 1%
Debris / Trash
 
1 <1%
Glacier Change
 
1 <1%
Sea/Land Level Change
 
1 <1%
Cyclone / Hurricane
 
1 <1%
Pathogen
 
1 <1%

Impact on Human Environment

Transportation
 
36 22%
Human Health
 
27 16%
Sports / Recreation
 
25 15%
Buildings
 
24 14%
Economic Impact
 
22 13%
Cultural Impact
 
20 12%
Safety
 
20 12%
Food Security
 
19 11%
Water Security
 
12 7%
Energy
 
11 7%
Sanitation
 
7 4%
Livestock
 
5 3%
Agriculture
 
4 2%
Fisheries
 
4 2%
Harvest Change
 
4 2%
Displacement
 
2 1%
Resilience
 
2 1%
Conflict
 
1 <1%
Forestry
 
1 <1%

Year

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Month

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Season

WINTER
 
50
SPRING
 
37
SUMMER
 
33
FALL
 
29

Country

United States
 
33
Canada
 
17
Norway
 
9
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
 
4
Greenland
 
3
Iceland
 
3
Finland
 
2
Russia
 
2
Sweden
 
2
Antarctica
 
1
Guatemala
 
1
Nepal
 
1
Spain
 
1
Switzerland
 
1