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Timothy B. Wheeler

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Tim Wheeler reports on the environment and Chesapeake Bay. He's a former president of the Society of Environmental Journalists, and has won numerous awards for his coverage. In more than 25 years at the Sun, he's also covered growth and development, state and local government and higher education. Before joining the Sun, he worked for a regional news service in Washingon, D.C., and newspapers in Norfolk and Richmond, Va.

Recent Articles

  • Baltimore lawmakers eye new bid to ease lead-paint industry litigation

    Baltimore lawmakers eye new bid to ease lead-paint industry litigation

    Moved to address the continuing poisoning of Maryland children by the paint in their homes, Baltimore legislators plan to seek legislation aimed at holding manufacturers of the lead pigment once used in house paint liable for the lasting health damage caused by the products they sold decades ago....

  • Baltimore joins in backing Obama climate plan

    Baltimore joins in backing Obama climate plan

    Baltimore joined other U.S. cities Tuesday in defending the Obama administration's efforts to regulate climate-altering carbon emissions from power plants. More than a dozen cities, along with the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National League of Cities filed a "friend-of-the-court" brief in...

  • Hopkins launches urban youth film-making effort

    Hopkins launches urban youth film-making effort

    In a bid to address Baltimore's chronic ills through the arts, Johns Hopkins University announced Monday it is starting a youth film-making program so urban teens and young adults can portray their community while gaining skills and experience that could land them jobs. With a $1.6 million grant...

  • Police investigate fatal shooting in W. Baltimore

    Police investigate fatal shooting in W. Baltimore

    A 41-year-old man was shot to death in West Baltimore Friday evening, city police said. Officers were called about 6:41 p.m. to the 2400 block W. Fayette St. for a report of gunfire, where they found the victim. He was taken to University of Maryland Shock Trauma, but died there shortly after arriving,...

  • New West Baltimore rail tunnel could shake homes, displace people, study says

    New West Baltimore rail tunnel could shake homes, displace people, study says

    Replacing an antiquated rail tunnel under West Baltimore could displace people in dozens of homes and subject those in hundreds more to noise and vibration during and after construction, a new study says. Federal and state agencies, in commissioning a draft environmental impact statement, studied...

  • Man shot in Southwest Baltimore

    Man shot in Southwest Baltimore

    A 23-year-old man was shot Friday afternoon in Southwest Baltimore, police said. Police said they were called around 4:05 p.m. to the 300 block S. Monroe St., where they found the victim suffering from gunshot wounds to the abdomen and thigh. The victim's name was not released. He was taken to...

  • Maryland, My Maryland? Panel urges changes in state song

    Maryland, My Maryland? Panel urges changes in state song

    Maryland's rarely sung state song may be in for some tinkering. A state advisory group is calling for changes to "Maryland, My Maryland" because it takes the Confederate side in the Civil War and bashes "Northern scum." Sung to the same tune as the Christmas carol "O Tannenbaum," the state anthem...

  • City faulted for deliberately dumping sewage into Jones Falls

    City faulted for deliberately dumping sewage into Jones Falls

    A new report details how Baltimore has deliberately dumped more than 330 million gallons of raw sewage over the past five years into the Jones Falls, which flows into the Inner Harbor. Elsewhere in the city's 1,400-mile network of aged underground pipes, the report by the Environmental Integrity...

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