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

  • Advocates try in Annapolis for plastic bag ban

    Advocates try in Annapolis for plastic bag ban

    Environmentalists and others fed up with litter are making a pitch in Annapolis for a statewide ban on plastic bags. But the effort faces long odds, with powerful industries opposed and many lawmakers skittish of any proposal that could cost or inconvenience consumers. After failing in past years...

  • Life on the ledge: Watch falcons nesting on B'more skyscraper

    Life on the ledge: Watch falcons nesting on B'more skyscraper

    Talk about urban homesteading! For more than 35 years, peregrine falcons have been nesting on a skyscraper high above downtown Baltimore. Now, the public can follow this long-running wildlife saga, via a webcam mounted on a ledge overlooking the birds' nest on the 33rd floor of the TransAmerica...

  • Handling faulted of 'near miss' at Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant

    Handling faulted of 'near miss' at Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant

    A watchdog group has faulted the handling of a "near miss" incident at Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant last year, in which wind-driven snow triggered a series of malfunctions that shut both reactors down. It was the second weather-related outage in four years at the facility in Lusby. The Union...

  • Senate panel approves one Hogan Cabinet pick, holds up five others

    Senate panel approves one Hogan Cabinet pick, holds up five others

    A Senate committee recommended confirmation of Gov. Larry Hogan's pick to be economic development secretary Monday. But the panel put off voting on five other Cabinet nominees amid continuing questions about two of them. The vote on R. Michael Gill to run the Department of Business and Economic...

  • GOP boos, enviros cheer vote killing Hogan's storm-water fee repeal

    GOP boos, enviros cheer vote killing Hogan's storm-water fee repeal

    More reactions trickle in to the House Environment and Transportation Committee voting against repealing the three-year-old storm-water fee law: From the Maryland Republican Party: "Tonight, Maryland House of Delegate Democrats refused to listen to the voters of Maryland and voted down Governor...

  • House panel kills Hogan's stormwater fee repeal

    House panel kills Hogan's stormwater fee repeal

    A House committee voted along party lines Friday to kill Gov. Larry Hogan's bill to repeal the so-called "rain tax.'' Dealing a blow to one of the Republican governor's top legislative priorities, the Democratic majority of the House Environmental Matters and Transportation Committee refused to...

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