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526 Posts


Natural Environment

Land
 
141
Ocean / Sea
 
122
Weather
 
79
Land Mammals
 
76
Surface Waters / Wetlands
 
66
Fish
 
63
Marine Mammals
 
47
Birds
 
37
Plants / Kelp
 
29
Air
 
22
Groundwater
 
22
Invertebrates
 
21
Atmosphere
 
12
Insects
 
6
Arachnids
 
4
Fungi
 
2
Microbes
 
2
Reptiles
 
1

Unusual or Unexpected Event

Death / Die-off / Decline
 
92
Extreme Temperature
 
59
Ice / Snow Change
 
59
Extreme Precipitation
 
46
Permafrost Change
 
39
Deformity / Disease / Injury
 
37
Unusual Range / Sighting
 
37
Pollution
 
35
Fire
 
22
Flooding / Draining
 
21
Pathogen
 
19
Unusual Size / Abundance
 
17
Debris / Trash
 
17
Landslide / Avalanche
 
15
Algal Bloom
 
13
Erosion
 
13
Extreme Wind
 
12
Unusual Animal Behavior
 
10
Physical or Chemical Change
 
10
Drought
 
10
Sea/Land Level Change
 
10
Seasonal Timing
 
9
Glacier Change
 
8
Rain on Snow
 
8
Eruption
 
8
Storm Surge
 
7
Infestation
 
6
Earthquake
 
4
Thunderstorm
 
2
Tsunami
 
2
Sinkhole / Crater
 
1
Cyclone / Hurricane
 
1

Impact on Human Environment

Safety
 
122
Food Security
 
100
Economic Impact
 
81
Cultural Impact
 
77
Harvest Change
 
68
Human Health
 
67
Transportation
 
57
Fisheries
 
50
Energy
 
45
Buildings
 
43
Communication
 
32
Water Management
 
29
Conflict
 
26
Water Security
 
26
TOURISM
 
20
Sports / Recreation
 
18
Air Quality
 
17
Sanitation
 
12
Pets
 
11
Livestock
 
6
Forestry
 
5
Aquaculture
 
4
Agriculture
 
4
Displacement
 
3
Relocation
 
3
Burial Site
 
1

Year

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Month

59 37 56 73 63 54 42 25 24 36 27 30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Season

SPRING
 
86
WINTER
 
72
SUMMER
 
65
FALL
 
18

Country

United States
 
207
Canada
 
34
Norway
 
17
Russia
 
10
Iceland
 
3
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
 
3
Sweden
 
3
China
 
2
Finland
 
2
Ireland
 
2
Switzerland
 
2
Brazil
 
1
Cambodia
 
1
France
 
1
French Polynesia
 
1
Italy
 
1
Poland
 
1
Spain
 
1
United Kingdom
 
1
Uzbekistan
 
1