Tomorrow, 5:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. MPT "Trust in the Land." In the Chesapeake Bay watershed, farmlands are increasingly recognized as bulwarks against a rising sea of concrete. Land trusts are playing a vital role, helping government agencies protect cultural lands, forests, wetlands, open space, wildlife habitat and fertile farmland.
"Invasive Beauties." While the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has wrestled with invasive species for years, the story of the mute swan stands out.
"An American Obsession." The environmental cost of lawn care.
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.
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. (Repeats July 2, 5:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.) MPT
"Chesapeake Crossroads." This Outdoors Maryland special tells the story of the Chesapeake's past, present and future through the eyes of people whose cultures and livelihoods are threatened with extinction. "Chesapeake Crossroads" explores some of the complex ecological and social issues that have pushed the Chesapeake Bay to a precarious spot -- a metaphorical crossroads where the bay's destiny will ultimately be determined.
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.
Read Sun science writer Frank Roylance's weather and astronomy blog, updated daily at marylandweather.com.