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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

  • Sewage overflows into Middle Branch from blocked sewer line

    Sewage overflows into Middle Branch from blocked sewer line

    A blocked sewer line in Westport Monday spilled more than 12,000 gallons of raw sewage into the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River, the city's Department of Public Works announced. The overflow began around 11:15 a.m., and it took city crews a little more than four hours to halt it by installing...

  • Emission controls reduce mercury pollution, study finds

    Emission controls reduce mercury pollution, study finds

    Emission controls required on out-of-state power plants have yielded big reductions in mercury pollution in Western Maryland's air, a study has found. So far, however, the state's fish remain as contaminated with the toxic chemical as ever, researchers say. Long-term monitoring at a reservoir in...

  • Lawmakers, activists call for better enforcement of Md. lead-paint laws

    Lawmakers, activists call for better enforcement of Md. lead-paint laws

    State and city regulators need to do a better job enforcing laws meant to protect children from lead poisoning if the longtime health scourge is ever to be eliminated, key lawmakers and community leaders said Monday. Speaking in reaction to a Baltimore Sun investigation that found breakdowns in...

  • Lead paint: Despite progress, hundreds of Maryland children still poisoned

    Lead paint: Despite progress, hundreds of Maryland children still poisoned

    There's a huge hole in the kitchen ceiling of the rowhouse Olivia Griffin rents in West Baltimore. Rain leaks in through the roof, the lights in a bedroom don't work, and standing water fills one end of the basement. The 27-year-old mother's biggest worry, though, is the flaking, peeling paint...

  • Maryland joining legal fray over VW emissions violations

    Maryland joining legal fray over VW emissions violations

    State environmental officials announced Monday that Maryland is joining other states in seeking potentially stiff penalties and repairs from Volkswagen for rigging its vehicles' software to hide how much smog-forming pollution they were spewing into the air. State attorneys general across the country...

  • Man stabbed in Columbia

    Man stabbed in Columbia

    A 24-year-old man was in critical condition Friday night after being stabbed during an altercation in Columbia, Howard County police reported. Police said they were called about 7:15 p.m. to Harpers Choice Village Center in the 5400 block Harpers Farm Road for a reported fight or stabbing in the...

  • Hopkins students speak on racial issues at Homewood campus

    Hopkins students speak on racial issues at Homewood campus

    More than 100 Johns Hopkins University students staged a protest over racial issues Friday, presenting President Ronald J. Daniels with a list of demands that included hiring more African-American faculty. The protest, organized by the university's black student union, disrupted filming of a video...

  • Baltimore police step up vigilance in wake of Paris attacks

    Baltimore police step up vigilance in wake of Paris attacks

    Baltimore police say they have deployed "additional resources" across the city in the wake of attacks Friday night in Paris that killed more than 150 people. City Police Commissioner Kevin Davis has kept Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and her staff up to date on the attacks, according to police...

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