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1815 Posts


Natural Environment

Ocean / Sea
 
419
Land
 
324
Fish
 
250
Weather
 
248
Land Mammals
 
221
Surface Waters / Wetlands
 
213
Marine Mammals
 
183
Birds
 
144
Invertebrates
 
140
Plants / Kelp
 
137
Air
 
75
Insects
 
60
Microbes
 
60
Groundwater
 
32
Arachnids
 
31
Atmosphere
 
19
Reptiles
 
18
Amphibians
 
16
Fungi
 
11
Other
 
7

Unusual or Unexpected Event

Death / Die-off / Decline
 
332
Extreme Temperature
 
255
Ice / Snow Change
 
235
Unusual Range / Sighting
 
148
Permafrost Change
 
107
Extreme Precipitation
 
100
Pollution
 
99
Deformity / Disease / Injury
 
92
Fire
 
77
Erosion
 
76
Pathogen
 
73
Flooding / Draining
 
72
Unusual Size / Abundance
 
71
Seasonal Timing
 
71
Drought
 
56
Algal Bloom
 
55
Landslide / Avalanche
 
46
Unusual Animal Behavior
 
40
Extreme Wind
 
29
Infestation
 
29
Debris / Trash
 
25
Sea/Land Level Change
 
19
Rain on Snow
 
17
Storm Surge
 
17
Glacier Change
 
16
Physical or Chemical Change
 
13
Earthquake
 
13
Eruption
 
11
Cyclone / Hurricane
 
7
Tsunami
 
7
Sinkhole / Crater
 
5
Thunderstorm
 
5

Impact on Human Environment

Food Security
 
301
Human Health
 
243
Safety
 
221
Economic Impact
 
206
Buildings
 
181
Cultural Impact
 
171
Transportation
 
159
Fisheries
 
116
Sports / Recreation
 
101
Harvest Change
 
99
Energy
 
93
Water Security
 
79
Sanitation
 
50
Air Quality
 
48
Agriculture
 
40
Livestock
 
35
Conflict
 
33
Communication
 
31
Displacement
 
30
Water Management
 
30
Pets
 
25
Aquaculture
 
23
TOURISM
 
22
Forestry
 
19
Resilience
 
15
Burial Site
 
10
Relocation
 
3

Year

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Month

146 94 127 132 115 137 121 145 132 105 112 104
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Season

SUMMER
 
358
SPRING
 
289
WINTER
 
289
FALL
 
269

Country

United States
 
612
Canada
 
139
Russia
 
49
Norway
 
38
Iceland
 
23
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
 
12
Finland
 
11
Sweden
 
11
Greenland
 
10
United Kingdom
 
7
Japan
 
4
Mexico
 
4
Australia
 
3
China
 
3
Greece
 
3
Mongolia
 
3
Switzerland
 
3
Antarctica
 
2
Brazil
 
2
Czech Republic
 
2
Denmark
 
2
France
 
2
Ireland
 
2
Nigeria
 
2
Spain
 
2
Ukraine
 
2
Afghanistan
 
1
Cambodia
 
1
Cape Verde
 
1
Cocos Islands
 
1
Ecuador
 
1
Estonia
 
1
French Polynesia
 
1
Guatemala
 
1
Honduras
 
1
India
 
1
Nepal
 
1
Pakistan
 
1
Poland
 
1
Puerto Rico
 
1
Romania
 
1
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
 
1
Solomon Islands
 
1
Uzbekistan
 
1
Vietnam
 
1