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Garcia River, Manchester Beach

Garcia River, Manchester Beach

Garcia River starts at an elevation of 856 feet (261 m) and flows generally northwest for 44 miles (71 km), draining a watershed of 92,160 acres (37,296 ha), and enters the Pacific Ocean north of Point Arena Lighthouse at Manchester State Park, about 34 miles (55 km) south of Fort Bragg and 4 miles (6.4 km) northwest of the community of Point Arena, California.

Amak Island, Bering Sea

Amak Island, Bering Sea

Amak is a volcanic island situated in the Bering Sea that measures about 2 miles (3.2 km) wide and nearly 3 miles (4.8 km) longitudinally, about 172 miles (277 km) northeast of Dutch Harbor and 22 miles (35 km) northwest of Cold Bay, Alaska.

Anacortes Ferry Terminal, Guemes Channel

Anacortes Ferry Terminal, Guemes Channel

Anacortes ferry terminal is located at Ship Harbor, an embayment on the northwestern shore of Fidalgo Island and the southern shore of Guemes Channel, about 85 miles (137 km) north of Seattle and 3.7 miles (6 km) west of the community of Anacortes, Washington.

Tutka River, Kachemak Bay

Tutka River, Kachemak Bay

Tutka River starts from an elevation of about 2800 feet (853 m) on the western flank of the Kenai Mountains and flows generally west to the head of Tutka Bay, a fjord on the southern coast of Kachemak Bay, about 18 miles (29 km) southeast of Homer and 15 miles (24 km) east of Seldovia, Alaska.

Osland, Smith Island

Osland, Smith Island

Osland was once an active fishing and boatbuilding community on the east coast of Smith Island at the mouth of the Skeena River, about 68 miles (109 km) southwest of Terrace and 14 miles (23 km) south-southeast of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Ayakulik River, Kodiak Island

Ayakulik River, Kodiak Island

Ayakulik River starts at an unnamed lake about 2.5 miles (4 km) east of Grant Lagoon on the southwest coast of Kodiak Island and it flows generally south for 30 miles (48 km) to the southern flank of Mount Myrtle on the Shelikof Strait coast where the historical village of Ayakulik was located, about 89 miles (143 km) southwest of Kodiak and 22 miles (35 km) northwest of Akhiok, Alaska.

About the background graphic

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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