Sandbags are stacked along the seawall in Kivalina, Alaska, in September 2017. Northern Alaska coastal communities and climate scientists say sea ice disappeared far earlier than normal this spring and it’s affecting wildlife. The Anchorage Daily News reported that ice melted because of exceptionally warm ocean temperatures. (AP Photo/Mary Sage, File)

Sandbags are stacked along the seawall in Kivalina, Alaska, in September 2017. Northern Alaska coastal communities and climate scientists say sea ice disappeared far earlier than normal this spring and it’s affecting wildlife. The Anchorage Daily News reported that ice melted because of exceptionally warm ocean temperatures. (AP Photo/Mary Sage, File)

Melted Alaska sea ice alarms coast residents, scientists

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