The latest kick to rid the planet of CO2 comes from increasing bison herds.

A herd of 170 bison reintroduced to Romania’s Țarcu mountains could help store CO2 emissions equivalent to removing 43,000 US cars from the road for a year, research has found, demonstrating how the animals can help mitigate some effects of the climate crisis. (The Guardian).

Wyoming's bison population has been increasing for many decades. Not just wild herds but herds raised for their meat. Bison burgers are quite popular out west.

This "researcher" which has not been peer-reviewed, used a new model developed by scientists at the Yale School of the Environment.

“Bison influence grassland and forest ecosystems by grazing grasslands evenly, recycling nutrients to fertilize the soil and all of its life, dispersing seeds to enrich the ecosystem, and compacting the soil to prevent stored carbon from being released. (The Guardian).

But releasing that CO2 back into the atmosphere is important to the circle of life.

The big push for the past several decades is to treat CO2 as if it is a pollutant.

Plants breathe in CO2 and exhale O2, which most other life forms breathe.

Without CO2 in the atmosphere, there would be no life on Earth.

Raising bison in Wyoming has had nothing to do with trying to capture CO2.

States like Wyoming were just sorry to see the bison no longer on the plains and wanted them back.

They are part of the heritage of the West.

They are also a lot more interesting to look at than just some dumb cow.

The Bison Secret Of Thermopolis Wyoming

Thermopolis has so much to offer.
The Wind River Canyon.
River Rafting
Fly Fishing
Unique Shops.
Dinosaur Bone Hunting.
Dinosaur Museum.

Did you know about the Thermopolis buffalo pasture?

Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods

Baby Bison In Thermopolis Wyoming

Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods

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