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Russian Scientists Are Trying to Revive Wooly Mammoths to Halt Siberia’s Warming Crisis

The prehistoric animals could diffuse the Arctic’s ticking carbon bomb

A woolly mammoth skeleton is displayed at Summers Place Auctions on November 26, 2014 in Billingshurst, England. Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

On a warm afternoon in the northeastern Siberian region of Yakutia, farther north than most humans care to live, Sergey Zimov stood below an eroding mudbank along the Kolyma River. He reached down by…




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Marcello Rossi

Marcello Rossi

Freelance writer. My works appeared in National Geographic, The Economist, The Guardian, BBC, Al Jazeera, Nature, Smithsonian, Reuters, among many others.

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