Peacock Spit is the northern portion of a mostly submerged sand bar at the mouth of the Columbia River, about 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Astoria and 2.5 miles (4 km) south of Ilwaco, Washington.
Princeton Glacier is on the east side of the Kenai Peninsula, about 37 miles (60 km) south-southeast of Whittier and 38 miles (61 km) east-northeast of Seward, Alaska.
The Trask River is in northwestern Oregon, draining a mountainous timber-producing area of the Coast Range into Tillamook Bay, about 57 miles (92 km) west of Portland and 52 miles (84 km) south of Astoria, Oregon.
Douglas River starts at the terminus of an unnamed glacier on the northwest flank of Fourpeaked Mountain in the Aleutian Range on the Alaska Peninsula, and flows north for 28 miles (45 km) to Kamishak Bay, about 108 miles (174 km) northeast of King Salmon and 89 miles (144 km) southwest of Homer, Alaska.
North Dawes Glacier flows south from the Coast Mountains to North Dawes Inlet, about 74 miles (119 km) southeast of Juneau and 51 miles (82 km) north of Petersburg, Alaska.
Michigan Creek is a small watershed that drains the coast mountains on Vancouver Island in the temperate rainforest of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and enters the Pacific Ocean about 1 mile (1.6 km) east of the Pachena Point Light Station, and 8.5 miles (14 km) southeast of Bamfield, British Columbia.
Surf Beach is within Vandenberg Air Force Base and extends south-southwest for about 4.5 miles (7.3 km) from the mouth of the Santa Ynez River Estuary to Spring Canyon, about 9 miles (14.5 km) west of Lompoc and 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Point Arguello, California.
Mary D. Hume was a steamer built in 1881 by R.D. Hume, a pioneer and early businessman of Ellensburg, a historical community at the mouth of the Rogue River, now named Gold Beach, Oregon.
China Poot Creek is located on the southeastern shore of Kachemak Bay, on the Kenai Peninsula, about 9 miles (15 km) southeast of Homer, Alaska.
Russian Gulch State Park is a California State Park in coastal Mendocino County, California, two miles north of Mendocino and seven miles south of Fort Bragg.
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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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