High water pushed up the Yukon River from the Bering Sea floods gardens around homes in the western village of Kotlik, Alaska, in February. Warm winds had melted or pushed away Bering Sea ice, leaving coastal villages vulnerable to winter flooding. Philomena Keys via AP

Bering Sea has reached climate conditions not expected until 2050, scientists say

  • The Bering Sea saw record-low sea ice last winter, with flooding in nearby areas
  • However, oceanographer Phyllis Stabeno says it’s too early to attribute the changes to climate change and she expected a bounce-back this winter.
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High water pushed up the Yukon River from the Bering Sea floods gardens around homes in the western village of Kotlik, Alaska, in February. Warm winds had melted or pushed away Bering Sea ice, leaving coastal villages vulnerable to winter flooding. Philomena Keys via AP
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