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

  • $11.5 million given to Chesapeake Bay restoration

    $11.5 million given to Chesapeake Bay restoration

    Money may not grow on trees, but it sure can help plant some. The Chesapeake Bay restoration effort got a boost Tuesday from $11.5 million in government and private grants announced in Baltimore. In a ceremony at Prince of Peace Baptist Church in East Baltimore, the Environmental Protection Agency...

  • Stream restoration aims to bring back 'brookies,' help bay along way

    Stream restoration aims to bring back 'brookies,' help bay along way

    In a meandering stream where cows once muddied the water, finicky brook trout may one day find a home. That's the hope, at least, as a construction crew works to refashion a badly eroded stretch of Little Tuscarora Creek on the outskirts of Maryland's second-largest city. The $199,000 state-funded...

  • Study finds school meals may contain unsafe levels of BPA

    Study finds school meals may contain unsafe levels of BPA

    Students may be getting a less-than-nutritious extra ingredient in the lunches and breakfasts they eat in their school cafeterias, a new study suggests. Whether it's enough to worry about, though, is a matter of dispute. Researchers at Stanford University and the Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg...

  • EPA sets tighter smog limit, drawing flak from all sides

    EPA sets tighter smog limit, drawing flak from all sides

    The Environmental Protection Agency tightened limits on smog-forming air pollution Thursday, saying the move is needed to protect the health of millions of children and adults with respiratory problems. The decision promptly drew criticism from both ends of the spectrum. Environmentalists and health...

  • Scientists find 'armored' shoreline hinders bay grasses, crabs

    Scientists find 'armored' shoreline hinders bay grasses, crabs

    Waterfront property owners all around the Chesapeake Bay have bulkheaded and riprapped their shoreline to protect it from erosion. It's their legal right to keep their land from washing away, and over the years a growing share of the water's edge has been "armored" with low wooden walls or large...

  • No end in sight for city's $1.1 billion overhaul of leaky, polluting sewers

    No end in sight for city's $1.1 billion overhaul of leaky, polluting sewers

    After spending $700 million over the past 13 years, the city of Baltimore plans to drop another $400 million to fix an aging, leaky sewer system that routinely fouls areas streams and the harbor with raw human waste. But less than four months before a court-ordered deadline, the overhaul is nowhere...

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