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1194 Posts


Natural Environment

Ocean / Sea
 
274
Fish
 
176
Land
 
176
Weather
 
159
Surface Waters / Wetlands
 
153
Land Mammals
 
133
Marine Mammals
 
130
Invertebrates
 
110
Plants / Kelp
 
104
Birds
 
103
Microbes
 
55
Air
 
51
Insects
 
50
Arachnids
 
27
Reptiles
 
16
Amphibians
 
15
Groundwater
 
15
Fungi
 
7
Other
 
7
Atmosphere
 
6

Unusual or Unexpected Event

Death / Die-off / Decline
 
225
Extreme Temperature
 
193
Ice / Snow Change
 
169
Unusual Range / Sighting
 
101
Pollution
 
64
Permafrost Change
 
62
Seasonal Timing
 
61
Erosion
 
60
Unusual Size / Abundance
 
55
Deformity / Disease / Injury
 
55
Fire
 
50
Flooding / Draining
 
49
Pathogen
 
48
Drought
 
47
Extreme Precipitation
 
47
Algal Bloom
 
44
Landslide / Avalanche
 
29
Unusual Animal Behavior
 
26
Infestation
 
24
Extreme Wind
 
15
Rain on Snow
 
10
Sea/Land Level Change
 
10
Storm Surge
 
10
Earthquake
 
8
Physical or Chemical Change
 
7
Debris / Trash
 
7
Glacier Change
 
6
Cyclone / Hurricane
 
5
Sinkhole / Crater
 
4
Thunderstorm
 
4
Tsunami
 
4
Volcano
 
3

Impact on Human Environment

Food Security
 
192
Human Health
 
171
Economic Impact
 
128
Buildings
 
128
Transportation
 
98
Cultural Impact
 
94
Safety
 
85
Sports / Recreation
 
77
Fisheries
 
68
Water Security
 
57
Energy
 
48
Sanitation
 
37
Agriculture
 
36
Harvest Change
 
31
Livestock
 
30
Air Quality
 
29
Displacement
 
24
Aquaculture
 
19
Resilience
 
15
Forestry
 
14
Pets
 
12
Burial Site
 
9
Conflict
 
5
Water Management
 
3
Communication
 
2
TOURISM
 
1

Year

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Month

86 56 69 71 74 101 86 120 106 66 80 75
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Season

SUMMER
 
297
FALL
 
243
WINTER
 
217
SPRING
 
206

Country

United States
 
359
Canada
 
104
Russia
 
36
Norway
 
20
Iceland
 
17
Finland
 
8
Greenland
 
8
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
 
8
Sweden
 
6
United Kingdom
 
6
Australia
 
3
Japan
 
3
Mexico
 
3
Mongolia
 
3
China
 
2
Czech Republic
 
2
Denmark
 
2
Greece
 
2
Nigeria
 
2
Ukraine
 
2
Afghanistan
 
1
Antarctica
 
1
Cape Verde
 
1
Cocos Islands
 
1
Ecuador
 
1
Estonia
 
1
France
 
1
Guatemala
 
1
Honduras
 
1
India
 
1
Nepal
 
1
Pakistan
 
1
Puerto Rico
 
1
Romania
 
1
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
 
1
Solomon Islands
 
1
Spain
 
1
Switzerland
 
1
Vietnam
 
1