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TV and Radio

September 16, 2005

Outdoors Maryland

Tomorrow, 5:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. MPT

"Chesapeake Past, Chesapeake Future." Written by a diverse group of environmental researchers and scientists from around the region, the Chesapeake Futures Report takes a close look at the scientific, cultural and biological elements behind the Chesapeake Bay's decline over the past 25 years. The report paints a grim picture for the bay's future if little or nothing is done to amend current policy, sprawl and lifestyles within the watershed. The authors counter the bad news with recommendations on how to stem the spiraling effects pollutants and overfishing have had on the bay, once known as the world's most productive estuary.

The Environmental Report

Tuesday, 9:55 a.m. WEAA (88.9 FM)

Host Morning Sunday provides reports on air quality and tips to help regreen cities.

Outdoors Maryland

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. (Repeats Sept. 24, 5:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.) MPT

"Shades of Winter." Maryland's beauty inspires some local painters to capture on canvas the frosty wilds of Western Maryland.

"Sport of Kings." Peregrine falcons are trained to hunt game for their handlers, much like they have since medieval times. These "wolves of the sky" hunt together, much like packs of wolves stalk their prey.

"Run Spot, Run." A growing number of dog owners are involving their dogs in various kinds of fun and athletic dog events.

Sky Watch

Thursday, 8:33 a.m., WYPR (88.1 FM)

Hosts are Jim O'Leary, senior director of technology, IMAX and Davis Planetarium at the Maryland Science Center, and Carol Christian, deputy head of the Community Missions Office of the Space Telescope Science Institute.

Online blog

Read Sun science writer Frank Roylance's weather and astronomy blog, updated daily, at marylandweather.com.

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