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

  • New plan seeks to turn chicken manure to energy

    New plan seeks to turn chicken manure to energy

    A New Hampshire-based company has teamed with poultry giant Perdue to propose a $200 million plant on the Eastern Shore to extract energy from chicken manure, offering its plan as a viable remedy for the farm pollution fouling the Chesapeake Bay. Officials with AgEnergyUSA met in Annapolis last...

  • Miller storm-water fee bill advances in Senate

    Miller storm-water fee bill advances in Senate

    A bill that would effectively repeal the storm-water fee requirement that Gov. Larry Hogan campaigned against advanced in the Senate Thursday. And environmentalists, who've succeeded in killing other repeal efforts, are not opposing this one. The bill, pushed by Senate President Thomas V. Mike...

  • UM study downplays role of pesticide in bee declines

    UM study downplays role of pesticide in bee declines

    A new University of Maryland study calls into question the role that pesticides play in the troubling decline of honey bee colonies. The study, published this week in the journal PLOS ONE, concludes that the widely used insecticide imidacloprid does not significantly harm bee colonies at levels...

  • Confirmation of Hogan's higher ed nominee in doubt

    Confirmation of Hogan's higher ed nominee in doubt

    Gov. Larry Hogan's nomination of Jennie C. Hunter-Cevera to be Maryland's secretary of higher education has run into trouble in the General Assembly. A key Senate committee has twice postponed votes on Hunter-Cevera's nomination to review complaints about her leadership years ago of the University...

  • Bill advances in Senate requiring criminal checks for doctors

    Bill advances in Senate requiring criminal checks for doctors

    Legislation requiring criminal background checks for physicians advanced Tuesday in the Senate, as lawmakers moved to close a regulatory gap that allowed a doctor convicted of rape in Florida to get a license to practice in Maryland. Sponsored by Sen. Joan Carter Conway, a Baltimore city Democrat,...

  • Senate panel delays vote on higher education secretary amid new complaints

    Senate panel delays vote on higher education secretary amid new complaints

    A Senate committee held up approval for a second time of Jennie C. Hunter-Cevera to be Maryland's new higher education secretary, as lawmakers said they had received unspecified new complaints about her. Sen. Jamie Raskin, chairman of the Executive Nominations panel, said his office had received...

  • Senate approves expanding voting rights for ex-felons

    Senate approves expanding voting rights for ex-felons

    Ex-felons could regain their voting rights while on parole or probation under a bill passed Monday night by the Maryland Senate. The vote for SB340 was 29 to 18, with senators split over the wisdom of letting ex-felons register before they've fully completed all the terms of their sentences, as...

  • What to expect this week from Annapolis

    What to expect this week from Annapolis

    The pace picks up in Annapolis this week, as House members begin debating substantial revisions to Gov. Larry Hogan's proposed budget and committees scramble to advance or kill legislation before a deadline to get them to the Senate. The $40.7 billion spending plan hammered out by the House Appropriations...

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