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Sidney Spit, Sidney Island

Sidney Island is one of the southern Gulf Islands located in Haro Strait between Vancouver Island and the mainland coast, about 45 miles (73 km) south-southwest of Vancouver and 2.8 miles (4.5 km) east of Sidney, British Columbia.

Salishan Spit, Lincoln City

Salishan Spit separates the Pacific Ocean from Siletz Bay and is located 2.5 miles (4 km) south of Lincoln City and 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Gleneden Beach, Oregon.

Arroyo de Los Frijoles, Bean Hollow State Beach

Arroyo de Los Frijoles Beach and Pebble Beach are in Bean Hollow State Park, located 17.5 miles (28.2 km) south of Half Moon Bay and 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Pescadero, California.

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Hoko River, Olympic Peninsula

Hoko River, Olympic Peninsula

The Hoko River starts in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains and flows through a rugged heavily logged landscape for 25 miles (40 km) to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, about 13 miles (21 km) southeast of Neah Bay and 3.3 miles (5 km) northwest of Sekiu, Washington. 

Solivik Island, Utukok Pass

Solivik Island, Utukok Pass

Solivik Island is a barrier island that extends southwest for 16.5 miles (27 km) from Icy Cape Pass to Utukok Pass and forms the northern portion of Kasegaluk Lagoon, about 69 miles (111 km) southwest of Wainwright and 28 miles (45 km) north-northeast of Point Lay, Alaska.

Titlow Lagoon, Titlow Beach Marine Preserve

Titlow Lagoon, Titlow Beach Marine Preserve

Titlow Lagoon is a tidal wetland undergoing restoration at Titlow Beach Park and is part of the Titlow Beach Marine Preserve, about 5.8 miles (9.4 km) south-southeast of Gig Harbor and 5.3 miles (8.5 km) west of downtown Tacoma, Washington.

Lawson’s Landing, Sand Point

Lawson’s Landing, Sand Point

Lawson’s Landing is a recreational campground on 75 acres (30 ha) in the Tomales Dunes Complex on Sand Point, about 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Santa Rosa and 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Dillion, California.

Point Possession, Cook Inlet

Point Possession, Cook Inlet

Point Possession is a headland on the northern shore of the Kenai Peninsula near the junction of Cook Inlet and Turnagain Arm, about 44 miles (71 km) northeast of Kenai and 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Anchorage, Alaska.

Gambell, Northwest Cape

Gambell, Northwest Cape

Gambell is a community on Northwest Cape, at the northwest tip of Saint Lawrence Island, about 196 miles (316 km) southwest of Nome, Alaska, and 62 miles (100 km) southeast of Provideniya, Russia.

Wilder Ranch, Natural Bridges State Marine Reserve

Wilder Ranch, Natural Bridges State Marine Reserve

Wilder Ranch is a California State Park that was formerly a dairy farm, and many of the buildings have been restored for use as a museum, located about 59 miles (95 km) south-southeast of San Francisco and 3 miles (5 km) southwest of Santa Cruz, California.

Nunagiak, Point Belcher

Nunagiak, Point Belcher

Nunagiak is an abandoned village at Point Belcher that dates to the prehistorical Thule culture, located about 78 miles (126 km) southwest of Utquiagvik and 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Wainwright, Alaska.

Kashvik Bay, Cape Kubugakli

Kashvik Bay, Cape Kubugakli

Cape Kubugakli is a prominent headland on Shelikof Strait that forms the southwest coast of Kashvik Bay and marks the southern coastal boundary of Katmai National Park and Preserve, about 98 miles (158 km) west-northwest of Kodiak and 75 miles (121 km) southeast of King Salmon, Alaska.

Jabbertown, Point Hope

Jabbertown, Point Hope

Jabbertown is a historical shore whaling station on the Chukchi Sea coast, about 150 miles (242 km) northwest of Kotzebue and 2.5 miles (4 km) southeast of Point Hope, also known as Tigara, Alaska.

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This ‘warming stripe’ graphic is a visual representation of the change in global temperature from 1850 (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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