Cape Mendocino is the westernmost point on the Lost Coast, about 210 miles (338 km) northwest of San Francisco, and 28 miles (45 km) southwest of Eureka, California.
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.
North Head Lighthouse is an active aid to navigation overlooking the Pacific Ocean from a rocky promontory located north of Cape Disappointment and the mouth of the Columbia River, approximately 14 miles (23 km) northwest of Astoria and 2 miles (3.2 km) southwest of Ilwaco, Washington.
The Point Reyes National Seashore is a 71,028-acre (28,744 ha) park preserve located on the Point Reyes Peninsula in Marin County, 35 miles (56 km) northwest of San Francisco and 12 miles (19 km) southwest of Inverness, California.
The Five Fingers are a group of islands at the south entrance to Stephens Passage, 67 miles (108 km) east-northeast of Sitka and 41 miles (66 km) northwest of Petersburg, Alaska.
Sheringham Point Lighthouse is located near the community of Shirley on Vancouver Island, 29 miles (47 km) northwest of Port Angeles and 27 miles (44 km) west-southwest of Victoria, British Columbia.
The Lawyer Islands are located in Malacca Passage, part of the Canadian Inside Passage between Porcher Island and the Tsimpsean Peninsula and just off the mouth of the Skeena River, about 102 miles (165 km) southeast of Ketchikan and 13 miles (20 km) south of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
Cape Hinchinbrook is a headland on the south point of Hinchinbrook Island, about 128 miles (206 km) southeast of Anchorage and 37 miles (60 km) southwest of Cordova, Alaska.
Guard Islands are at the northern entrance to Tongass Narrows, between Clarence Strait and Behm Canal, and are part of an island chain extending northwest of Vallenar Point at the north end of Gravina Island, 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Ketchikan, Alaska.
The Cordova Rose is a lodge located on Odiak Slough in Prince William Sound, 150 miles (242 km) southeast of Anchorage and 0.5 miles (0.8 km) south of Cordova, 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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