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743 Posts


Natural Environment

Land
 
182
Ocean / Sea
 
176
Weather
 
99
Land Mammals
 
95
Surface Waters / Wetlands
 
89
Fish
 
87
Marine Mammals
 
70
Birds
 
60
Plants / Kelp
 
35
Air
 
30
Invertebrates
 
29
Groundwater
 
27
Atmosphere
 
16
Insects
 
9
Arachnids
 
6
Microbes
 
5
Fungi
 
2
Amphibians
 
1
Reptiles
 
1

Unusual or Unexpected Event

Death / Die-off / Decline
 
136
Ice / Snow Change
 
84
Extreme Temperature
 
82
Permafrost Change
 
58
Extreme Precipitation
 
57
Deformity / Disease / Injury
 
53
Pollution
 
48
Unusual Range / Sighting
 
48
Flooding / Draining
 
34
Pathogen
 
32
Fire
 
30
Erosion
 
22
Debris / Trash
 
21
Landslide / Avalanche
 
21
Unusual Size / Abundance
 
20
Unusual Animal Behavior
 
20
Extreme Wind
 
19
Algal Bloom
 
18
Drought
 
17
Sea/Land Level Change
 
14
Glacier Change
 
13
Seasonal Timing
 
13
Physical or Chemical Change
 
12
Rain on Snow
 
11
Storm Surge
 
11
Eruption
 
11
Earthquake
 
6
Infestation
 
6
Sinkhole / Crater
 
4
Thunderstorm
 
4
Tsunami
 
3
Cyclone / Hurricane
 
2

Impact on Human Environment

Safety
 
156
Food Security
 
142
Human Health
 
95
Cultural Impact
 
94
Economic Impact
 
94
Transportation
 
88
Harvest Change
 
71
Buildings
 
71
Fisheries
 
64
Energy
 
60
Communication
 
32
Water Security
 
32
Sports / Recreation
 
30
Conflict
 
29
Water Management
 
28
Sanitation
 
24
TOURISM
 
21
Air Quality
 
20
Displacement
 
12
Forestry
 
11
Pets
 
10
Agriculture
 
9
Livestock
 
9
Resilience
 
7
Aquaculture
 
6
Burial Site
 
3
Relocation
 
3

Year

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Month

81 61 90 99 76 66 51 39 49 48 43 40
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Season

SPRING
 
149
WINTER
 
128
SUMMER
 
111
FALL
 
60

Country

United States
 
284
Canada
 
51
Norway
 
19
Russia
 
15
Iceland
 
8
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
 
6
Finland
 
4
China
 
3
Sweden
 
3
United Kingdom
 
3
Ireland
 
2
Switzerland
 
2
Brazil
 
1
Cambodia
 
1
Estonia
 
1
France
 
1
French Polynesia
 
1
Honduras
 
1
Japan
 
1
Pakistan
 
1
Poland
 
1
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
 
1
Spain
 
1
Uzbekistan
 
1
Vietnam
 
1