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Extreme snow stopped plants and animals breeding in parts of Greenland

Increasingly extreme Arctic weather could threaten the survival of wildlife, biologists are warning. In 2018, it snowed so heavily that many areas remained covered in snow well into the summer, preventing almost all plants and animals from breeding.

“If this is a one-time event, it’s not an issue,” says Niels Martin Schmidt at Aarhus University in Denmark. Arctic wildlife can cope with occasional bad years, he says.

But he fears that this kind of extreme weather could become much more common, potentially leading to the extinction of some species. “This could be a glimpse into the future,” says Schmidt.

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