Bill Nye back on TV in Stuff Happens

Bill Nye is back on TV in his new show title Stuff Happens. The show airs Tuesday nights on Planet Green– a new channel from Discovery Communications dedicated to presenting programs about green, eco-friendly living.

Bill Nye explains to viewers what happens when we use stuff, where it goes when we're through with it, and what impact it all has on the environment and the entire planet. Whether it's in manufacturing, use, or disposal, all our stuff affects all our lives and the health of the Earth.

Bill Nye explains to viewers what happens when we use stuff, where it goes when we're through with it, and what impact it all has on the environment and the entire planet.

Bill gave us a preview of the show back in episode 14 of Lab Out Loud when he talked about the unintended consequences that occur when we buy bacon. Here’s what he told us:

There’s an old supply chain from the South American Western Coast to North American farmers. And what is supplied is fish feed made from anchovies. So, American bacon pigs are fed fish from South American oceans. And so many fish are fished so aggressively that penguins are going out of business. The penguin ecosystem has been devastated, and penguin populations have been decimated by this practice. So we encourage you – the listener, the viewer – to buy…organic, grain-fed bacon. That’s what we want you to do to reduce the market for this anchovy feed. And it’s just something that humans are kind of doing by accident, but on such an enormous scale that’s it’s screwing up an entire ecosystem in the south western Pacific.

Bill will discuss this issue and others on the first episode of Stuff Happens. Airing on August 26th, this episode will be all about breakfast.

Future episodes will be about: bathrooms, kitchens, dinner, offices and more.

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