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1769 Posts


Natural Environment

Ocean / Sea
 
406
Land
 
311
Weather
 
245
Fish
 
244
Land Mammals
 
217
Surface Waters / Wetlands
 
203
Marine Mammals
 
182
Birds
 
141
Invertebrates
 
139
Plants / Kelp
 
132
Air
 
75
Microbes
 
60
Insects
 
58
Arachnids
 
31
Groundwater
 
30
Atmosphere
 
19
Reptiles
 
18
Amphibians
 
16
Fungi
 
10
Other
 
7

Unusual or Unexpected Event

Death / Die-off / Decline
 
323
Extreme Temperature
 
253
Ice / Snow Change
 
226
Unusual Range / Sighting
 
146
Permafrost Change
 
104
Extreme Precipitation
 
98
Pollution
 
97
Deformity / Disease / Injury
 
91
Fire
 
75
Erosion
 
73
Flooding / Draining
 
72
Seasonal Timing
 
70
Pathogen
 
70
Unusual Size / Abundance
 
68
Algal Bloom
 
55
Drought
 
55
Landslide / Avalanche
 
42
Unusual Animal Behavior
 
40
Extreme Wind
 
28
Infestation
 
28
Debris / Trash
 
25
Sea/Land Level Change
 
19
Rain on Snow
 
17
Storm Surge
 
16
Glacier Change
 
15
Physical or Chemical Change
 
12
Earthquake
 
12
Eruption
 
10
Cyclone / Hurricane
 
7
Tsunami
 
6
Sinkhole / Crater
 
5
Thunderstorm
 
5

Impact on Human Environment

Food Security
 
291
Human Health
 
239
Safety
 
213
Economic Impact
 
197
Buildings
 
177
Cultural Impact
 
165
Transportation
 
154
Fisheries
 
111
Sports / Recreation
 
99
Harvest Change
 
91
Energy
 
89
Water Security
 
77
Sanitation
 
50
Air Quality
 
47
Agriculture
 
39
Livestock
 
35
Displacement
 
30
Conflict
 
28
Water Management
 
28
Communication
 
27
Pets
 
24
Aquaculture
 
23
TOURISM
 
20
Forestry
 
18
Resilience
 
15
Burial Site
 
10
Relocation
 
3

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Month

143 90 111 123 115 137 120 145 132 105 112 102
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Season

SUMMER
 
358
SPRING
 
286
WINTER
 
284
FALL
 
269

Country

United States
 
596
Canada
 
138
Russia
 
48
Norway
 
37
Iceland
 
23
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
 
12
Finland
 
11
Sweden
 
10
Greenland
 
9
United Kingdom
 
7
Japan
 
4
Mexico
 
4
Australia
 
3
China
 
3
Greece
 
3
Mongolia
 
3
Switzerland
 
3
Antarctica
 
2
Czech Republic
 
2
Denmark
 
2
France
 
2
Ireland
 
2
Nigeria
 
2
Spain
 
2
Ukraine
 
2
Afghanistan
 
1
Brazil
 
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