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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

  • Scientists eye increase in harmful algae in Chesapeake

    Scientists eye increase in harmful algae in Chesapeake

    If spring is here, can algae blooms be far behind? Every year, as flowers bloom and trees leaf out, algae — microscopic plants — begin to flourish in the water. Most algal blooms are innocuous, but some can be harmful, poisoning fish, birds and other animals. Others suffocate fish by depleting the...

  • Once nearly wiped out, shad stage an uneven comeback in the Chesapeake Bay

    Once nearly wiped out, shad stage an uneven comeback in the Chesapeake Bay

    Once severely depleted, American shad - the fish that fed the nation's founders - are finally making a comeback in the Chesapeake Bay. Their return so far has been uneven, though. Spawning runs of the migratory fish have surpassed restoration goals in two of the bay's major tributaries, the Potomac...

  • Environmental groups sue to block Cove Point natural gas export project

    Environmental groups sue to block Cove Point natural gas export project

    Environmental groups filed suit Thursday in a bid to block development of the East Coast's first natural gas export facility - in the Chesapeake Bay off Calvert County. The lawsuit, filed by Earthjustice on behalf of three Maryland groups, asks the federal appeals court for the District of Columbia...

  • Catch cap eased on menhaden, 'backbone' of East Coast fisheries

    Catch cap eased on menhaden, 'backbone' of East Coast fisheries

    — East Coast fisheries regulators agreed Tuesday to allow a modest boost in the catch of Atlantic menhaden because scientists now believe the little oily fish on which so many other species depend are not as scarce as previously thought. The decision by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission...

  • Lawmakers give reluctant nod to Hogan pollution rule

    Lawmakers give reluctant nod to Hogan pollution rule

    State lawmakers gave their reluctant approval Friday to a watered-down plan by the Hogan administration to curb smog-forming air pollution from Maryland's coal-fired power plants. While clearing the way for modest emission reductions this summer, members of the Joint Committee on Administrative,...

  • Study links air pollution in Baltimore, DC to fracking outside Maryland

    Study links air pollution in Baltimore, DC to fracking outside Maryland

    Even though Maryland has yet to permit any hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, emissions linked to the controversial drilling technique have been detected in the air in Baltimore and Washington, according to a new study. In a paper published in the journal Atmospheric Environment, University...

  • Audit finds 'widespread discrepancies' in Baltimore energy bill aid

    Audit finds 'widespread discrepancies' in Baltimore energy bill aid

    Baltimore has approved $6.2 million in questionable payments meant to help poor families pay their energy bills, including grants to three dozen households that aren't even in the city, according to a new audit. The report by the city auditor's office, presented Wednesday to the Board of Estimates,...

  • City rioting evokes memories of 1968 unrest

    City rioting evokes memories of 1968 unrest

    Watching televised scenes Monday night of looting, burning and rock-throwing in Baltimore brought back memories for Jewell Chambers. The West Baltimore resident was a young reporter for the Afro-American newspaper the last time the city saw a similar upheaval. In early April 1968, the city exploded...

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