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Saturday, 5:30 p.m. MPT "Island Reborn." Erosion has caused huge problems for the port of Baltimore as it tries to keep its busy shipping channels open. Each year, the Maryland Port Administration dredges several million cubic yards of mud from the Chesapeake Bay. Until recently, there was controversy about what to do with this dredged material. Now the port believes it has found the answer. It's bringing back to life Poplar Island, which shrank from 1,200 acres in 1847 to five tiny islands in the early 1990s. The program explores the engineering, science and technology being used to build the new island into a wildlife sanctuary.

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 Thursday, 5:30 a.m., and June 11, 5:30 p.m.) MPT

"Backpack Passport: The Outdoors Maryland Field Guide to Camping." "Backpack Passport" is a primer of tried-and-true basics as well as a showcase of innovative equipment and techniques that aims to be an essential guide for beginning, returning and experienced campers alike. From weekend family camping to wilderness backpacking, "Backpack Passport" explores the "how-to's" of hassle-free camping in a journey across diverse landscapes that also highlights exciting "where-to" possibilities -- from seaside weekend family camping to quickie urban getaways to remote mountain trekking.

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.

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

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