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Reduced snow cover may be an even larger threat to the Arctic plants than rising temperatures. Snow provides shelter for plants from winter-time extreme events. At the same time it shortens the length of growing season, which prevents the establishment of more southern plants. Many of the northern plant species are already endangered, which makes their conservation an urgent challenge.
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The study was published in Nature Climate Change.