Bison from Alaska going to Russia for permafrost research


FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A dozen bison from a ranch near Delta Junction are being sent to Russia in an attempt to recreate an ice age ecosystem in eastern Siberia.

Haines filmmaker Luke Griswold-Tergis has been coordinating the bison shipment for the geoengineering project called Pleistocene Park, the Daily News-Miner reported . The project is an experiment to determine whether the re-introduction of large herbivores can slow the acceleration of global warming caused by permafrost melt.

The bison are set to be transported to the park next Monday.

Griswold-Tergis is producing a documentary...

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