Lions Gate Bridge spans Burrard Inlet at the First Narrows, a strait about 1,312 feet (400 m) wide between Prospect Point in Stanley Park to the south and the sandy shoals of the Capilano River mouth to the north, about 2 miles (3.2 km) southeast of West Vancouver and 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.
Grand Plateau Glacier starts on the north flank of Mount Fairweather in the Saint Elias Mountains and flows generally northwest for 19 miles (31 km) where it splits into two terminal lobes, with the southern lobe flowing 6 miles (10 km) to Grand Plateau Lake, about 142 miles (229 km) northwest of Juneau and 70 miles (113 km) southeast of Yakutat, Alaska.
Drift Creek Landing is a community on the south bank of the Alsea River, opposite the confluence of Drift Creek, a major Coast Range tributary joining the Alsea about 3.4 miles (5.5 km) east of Waldport, about 16 miles (26 km) south-southeast of Newport and 9 miles (15 km) northeast of Yachats, Oregon.
Eagle Beach is at the mouth of Eagle River on the eastern shore of Favorite Channel, about 68 miles (109 km) south-southeast of Skagway and 22 miles (35 km) northwest of Juneau, Alaska.
Portage is a historical community and railroad siding at milepost 64.2 on the Alaska Railroad at the head of Turnagain Arm in the Chugach National Forest, about 41 miles (66 km) south of Anchorage and 11 miles (18 km) northwest of Whittier, Alaska.
Togiak River starts at Togiak Lake and flows southwest for 37 miles (60 km) to a wetland marsh about 4 miles (6 km) wide where the river channel splits, with the east channel flowing past the village of Twin Hills to Togiak Bay, and the main channel flowing 11 miles (18 km) to Togiak Bay near the village of Togiak, about 129 miles (208 km) southeast of Bethel and 66 miles (106 km) west of Dillingham, Alaska.
Ship Creek flows generally northwest for about 28 miles (45 km) from the Chugach Mountains to Knik Arm, about 22 miles (35 km) southwest of the village of Knik and 0.5 miles (0.8 km north of downtown Anchorage, Alaska.
Soquel Creek runs through Capitola, a community adjacent to Santa Cruz on the north coast of Monterey Bay, about 75 miles (120 km) south of San Francisco and 26 miles (42 km) north of Monterey, California.
Jago River starts at an unnamed glacier on the continental divide of the Romanzof Mountains in the Brooks Range and flows north for about 90 miles (145 km) through the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Jago Lagoon, about 88 miles (142 km) east-northeast of Deadhorse and 7 miles (11 km) east-southeast of Kaktovik, Alaska.
Mount Susitna is a prominent mountain and landmark in northern Cook Inlet, with an elevation of 4,396 feet (1,340 m), on the west bank of the Susitna River, about 65 miles (105 km) north-northeast of Kenai and 33 miles (53 km) northwest of Anchorage, 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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