The McKeon Flats is located at the head of Neptune Bay, at the mouth of the Wosnesenski River on the south shore of Kachemak Bay, about 14 miles (23 km) northeast of Seldovia and 9 miles (14.5 km) southeast of Homer, Alaska.
Lax-Kw’alaams is a Tsimshian community on Port Simpson in northern Chatham Sound, 76 miles (123 km) southeast of Ketchikan and 18 miles (29 km) north-northwest of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
Savoonga is a Yup’ik community on the north coast of Saint Lawrence Island, in the Bering Sea, 164 miles (265 km) southwest of Nome and 39 miles (63 km) east of Gambell, Alaska.
Nome is a town on the south coast of the Seward Peninsula and the northern shoreline of Norton Sound, about 289 miles (466 km) northwest of Bethel and 185 miles (298 km) southwest of Kotzebue, Alaska.
Año Nuevo Island is about 9 acres (3.6 ha) and separated by a narrow channel from Año Nuevo Point, about 21 miles (34 km) northwest of Santa Cruz and 11 miles (18 km) south-southeast of Pescadero, California.
Safety Sound is a lagoon that extends for 9 miles (14.5 km) along the northern shoreline of Norton Sound, about 52 miles (84 km) west-southwest of Golovin and 20 air miles (32 km) east of Nome, Alaska.
The Siltcoos River is a stream only 3 miles (4.8 km) long that begins at Siltcoos Lake and meanders generally west to the Pacific Ocean, about 8 miles (13 km) south of Florence and 13 miles (21 km) north of Reedsport, Oregon.
Beluga Slough is a tidal wetland about 0.6 miles (1 km) long, located on the southern Kenai Peninsula near the entrance to Cook Inlet, about 121 miles (195 km) southwest of Anchorage, in the community of Homer, Alaska.
Ganges is a community on Salt Spring Island, one of the Gulf Islands in the Strait of Georgia between mainland British Columbia and Vancouver Island, 35 miles (57 km) southwest of Vancouver and 15 miles (24 km) north-northwest of Sidney, British Columbia.
Unalakleet is an Iñupiat community on Norton Sound, at the mouth of the Unalakleet River, 145 miles (234 km) southeast of Nome and 36 miles (58 km) south-southeast of Shaktoolik, Alaska.
Chomly is an abandoned cannery and settlement on the south shore of West Arm Cholmondeley Sound, 28 miles (45 km) west-southwest of Ketchikan and 20 miles (32 km) east-northeast of Hydaburg, Alaska.
The Point Bonita Light is on the Marin Headlands at the entrance to the Golden Gate, 7 miles (11 km) west-northwest of San Francisco, and 4 miles (7 km) southwest of Sausalito, California.
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This ‘warming stripe’ graphic is a visual representation of the change in global temperature from 1901 (top) to 2019 (bottom). Each stripe represents the average global temperature for one year. The average temperature from 1971-2000 is set as the boundary between blue and red. The colour scale goes from -0.7°C to +0.7°C. The data are from the UK Met Office HadCRUT4.6 dataset.
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