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Timothy B. Wheeler

Writer

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

  • Big waves depress National Aquarium's annual Ocean City dolphin count

    Big waves depress National Aquarium's annual Ocean City dolphin count

    The National Aquarium's annual dolphin count at Ocean City spotted 33 of the marine mammals Friday, a low tally aquarium staff attributed to large ocean swells making it hard to see. About 30 volunteers turned out to help aquarium staff record dolphin sightings from the beach at three spots — 40th...

  • Severn man pleads guilty to possessing child porn

    Severn man pleads guilty to possessing child porn

    A Severn man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to possession of child pornography, the U.S. attorney's office announced. Albert A. Firlie, 67, acknowledged in a plea agreement that he had used the Internet since 2003 to locate and obtain child pornography. Over a six-year period ending last...

  • 300 Men March takes to the streets calling for an end to violence

    300 Men March takes to the streets calling for an end to violence

    Pumped up by chants of "Enough is … enough!," hundreds of men young and old marched across Baltimore on Friday night to call for an end to violence that has claimed more than 150 lives in the city this year, including a dozen children. On a day when three men were shot — two seriously — the third...

  • Police investigate Odenton death, injuries

    Police investigate Odenton death, injuries

    Anne Arundel County police are investigating the death of a 19-year-old Odenton man whose body was found along a residential road early Friday, as well as the injuries sustained by a second individual discovered at the scene. Police were called to the intersection of Winer Road and Bruce Avenue...

  • Court upholds EPA in putting Chesapeake Bay on 'pollution diet'

    Court upholds EPA in putting Chesapeake Bay on 'pollution diet'

    A federal appeals court upheld Monday the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to order pollution reductions by Maryland and all the other states that drain into the Chesapeake Bay. In a 60-page ruling, the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia brushed aside challenges from agricultural...

  • Farmers go high-tech in bid to reduce bay pollution

    Farmers go high-tech in bid to reduce bay pollution

    The fields near here are lush and green, but farmer Kyle Hutchison wanted to give his corn crop one last dose of plant food before the chest-high stalks grew too tall to treat. He clambered into the cab of his "high-boy" fertilizer spreader, which looks like a giant mechanical dragonfly with black...

  • Advocates urge Maryland to reinstate smog curb on power plants

    Advocates urge Maryland to reinstate smog curb on power plants

    Environmental advocates urged Maryland regulators Monday to reinstate a rule withdrawn by the Hogan administration that would require power plants to curtail their smog-forming pollution or shut down.  About 40 people, many of them wearing "I love clean air" stickers, came to the Maryland Department...

  • Americans underestimate their food waste, survey finds

    Americans underestimate their food waste, survey finds

    Americans may be the world's biggest wasters of food, but if so, they're not about to own up to it. A recent national survey done for the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future found the vast majority profess to tossing out relatively little. In an online questionnaire filled out by 1,010 people,...

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