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Monks Lagoon, Spruce Island

Monks Lagoon, Spruce Island

Monks Lagoon is on Icon Bay, a bight about 1 mile (1.6 km) across, on the southeastern shore of Spruce Island, about 6.6 miles (10.6 km) north of Kodiak and 5.7 miles (9 km) south-southeast of Ouzinkie, Alaska.

SS Monte Carlo, Coronado Shores

SS Monte Carlo, Coronado Shores

The shipwreck of the SS Monte Carlo is occasionally exposed by shifting sands during the winter on Coronado Shores, a wide sandy beach also known as South Beach, on Coronado Island about 4.5 miles (7.3 km) east of Point Loma and 3.4 miles (5.5 km) south of San Diego, California.

Coquille River Estuary, Bandon

Coquille River Estuary, Bandon

Coquille River drains a watershed of 37,760 acres (15,281 ha) in the Coast Range between the Coos River to the north and the Rogue River to the south, and enters the Pacific about 20 miles (32 km) north of Cape Blanco at Bandon, Oregon.

Jakolof Bay, Kachemak Bay

Jakolof Bay, Kachemak Bay

Jakolof Bay is on the Kenai Peninsula, at the southern end of Kasitsna Bay, about 13 miles (21 km) south of Homer and 6.5 miles (10.5 km) east-northeast of Seldovia, Alaska.

James Island, Southern Gulf Islands

James Island, Southern Gulf Islands

James Island is one of the Southern Gulf Islands located in Haro Strait between Cordova Channel to the west and Sidney Channel to the east, about 12 miles (19 km) north of Victoria and 4 miles (6.5 km) southeast of Sidney, British Columbia.

Cross Island, Beaufort Sea

Cross Island, Beaufort Sea

Cross Island is an Arctic barrier island, about 2 miles (3.2 km) long, located between McClure Islands to the southeast and Midway Islands to the west on the Beaufort Sea coast, about 74 miles (119 km) northeast of Nuiqsut and 24 miles (40 km) north-northeast of Deadhorse, Alaska.

Pudding Creek, Fort Bragg

Pudding Creek, Fort Bragg

Pudding Creek is a small coastal watershed in Mendocino County that drains 18 square miles (4,662 ha) before entering the Pacific Ocean about 2.4 miles (3.9 km) southwest of Cleone and 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Fort Bragg, California.

Bay of Pillars, Kuiu Island

Bay of Pillars, Kuiu Island

Bay of Pillars is on the west coast of Kuiu Island and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) across between Point Sullivan to the north and Point Ellis to the south, about 52 miles (84 km) southeast of Sitka and 52 miles (84 km) west-southwest of Petersburg, Alaska.

Doe Bay, Orcas Island

Doe Bay, Orcas Island

Doe Bay is a small community on the southeastern shore of Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands of Puget Sound, about 7 miles (11.3 km) southeast of the community of Eastsound, and 3 miles (4.8 km) northeast of Olga, Washington.

Kasitsna Bay Laboratory, Kachemak Bay

Kasitsna Bay Laboratory, Kachemak Bay

Kasitsna Bay Laboratory is a marine research facility located on a shallow embayment about 1.2 miles (1.9 km) wide, about 12 miles (19 km) south of Homer and 6.3 miles (10 km) northeast of Seldovia, Alaska.

Kiltuish River, Gardner Canal

Kiltuish River, Gardner Canal

Kiltuish River originates in the Kitimat Ranges and flows about 16 miles (25 km) north to the Pacific Ocean at Kiltuish Inlet, an arm of Gardner Canal, about 103 miles (166 km) southeast of Prince Rupert and 51 miles (82 km) south of Kitimat, British Columbia.

Red Dog Mine, Chukchi Sea

Red Dog Mine, Chukchi Sea

Red Dog is a zinc and lead mine about 46 miles (74 km) inland from the Chukchi Sea coast and connected by road to an export terminal, about 62 miles (100 km) northwest of Kotzebue and 16 miles (26 km) southeast of Kivalina, 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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