Lomen & Company established a reindeer meatpacking facility in 1915 on Golovnin Bay near the Swedish Mission, about 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Elim and 7.8 miles (12.5 km) southeast of Golovin, Alaska.
Limantour Beach is a long narrow spit in Point Reyes National Seashore between Drakes Bay and Limantour Estuary, about 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Bolinas and 6 miles (10 km) southwest of Point Reyes Station, California.
Salt Chuck is a historical mining village at the head of Kasaan Bay on the eastern coast of Prince of Wales Island, about 39 miles (63 km) northwest of Ketchikan and 4.5 miles (7.3 km) southwest of Thorne Bay, Alaska.
Little Sucia Island is part of an archipelago of ten islands including Sucia Island, Ewing, Justice, Herndon, Cluster Islands, and several smaller unnamed islands, about 20 miles (32 km) west of Bellingham and 3.5 miles (5.6 km) north of Eastsound, Washington.
Fire Island is about 5.5 miles (8.9 km) long, located at the head of Cook Inlet within the Municipality of Anchorage, about 24 miles (39 km) northwest of Hope and 9 miles (14.5 km) southwest of downtown Anchorage, Alaska.
Strongtide Islet is part of the Chatham Islands that are off the southern coast of Vancouver Island, about 5.4 miles (8.7 km) east-northeast of Victoria and 2.5 miles (4 km) northeast of Oak Bay, British Columbia.
Kivalina is a community located on a barrier island between the Chukchi Sea and Kivalina Lagoon, about 79 miles (127 km) northwest of Kotzebue and 72 miles (116 km) southeast of Point Hope, Alaska.
Port Vita is an abandoned herring reduction plant and saltery located on Raspberry Strait, on the northeastern coast of Raspberry Island, about 31 miles (50 km) northwest of Kodiak and 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Port Lions, Alaska.
Skips Punchbowl is a littoral sinkhole along the California Coastal Trail in Mendocino County, located on the Noyo Headlands about 1 mile (1.6 km) south-southwest of Fort Bragg and 0.6 miles (1 km) west of Noyo, California.
Niblack is a historic mining community at the head of Niblack Anchorage, an estuary that extends west for 2.5 miles (4 km) off Moira Sound, on the southeast coast of Prince of Wales Island, about 28 miles (45 km) southwest of Ketchikan and 28 miles (45 km) southeast of Hydaburg, Alaska.
Sooes River, also known as the Tsoo-Yess River, originates in the northwest foothills of the Olympic Mountains and flows for 16 miles (26 km) through private timberlands and the Makah Reservation until it reaches Makah Bay, about 120 miles (194 km) northwest of Seattle and 4 miles (6.5 km) southwest of Neah Bay, Washington.
Tignagvik Point is a headland on the western shore of Cook Inlet, at the northern point of entrance to Kamishak Bay, about 80 miles (129 km) west-southwest of Homer and 47 miles (76 km) southeast of Iliamna, Alaska
About the background graphic
This ‘warming stripe’ graphic is a visual representation of the change in global temperature from 1850 (top) to 2021 (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 color scale goes from -0.7°C to +0.7°C. The data are from the UK Met Office HadCRUT4.6 dataset.
Credit: Professor Ed Hawkins (University of Reading). Click here for more information about the #warmingstripes.