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

  • Court clears way for new trial in 1975 Harford murder

    Maryland's highest court cleared the way Friday for a new trial of a man convicted in 1976 of murdering a Harford County couple. Standing by a controversial 2012 ruling that's opened the door for an estimated 200 defendants to challenge their convictions, the Court of Appeals upheld a Harford judge's...

  • Three arrested in North Baltimore on gun, drug charges

    Three arrested in North Baltimore on gun, drug charges

    Two men and a woman were arrested in North Baltimore and charged with handgun and drug violations, city police announced Friday. Police responding to a report of an armed person in the 500 block of E. 43rd St. at 11 p.m. Thursday spotted someone who fit the description officers had been given of...

  • Lead-poisoning settlement deals draw scrutiny, calls for reform

    Lead-poisoning settlement deals draw scrutiny, calls for reform

    Maryland lawmakers vowed Thursday to investigate and clamp down on companies that "buy" lawsuit settlements after learning that hundreds of lead-poisoning victims in Baltimore had signed away their court-approved rights to long-term financial support in return for quick cash worth only a fraction...

  • Zebra mussels found in Gunpowder, Middle rivers

    Zebra mussels found in Gunpowder, Middle rivers

    Possibly aided by June's record wet weather, invasive zebra mussels have found their way down the Chesapeake Bay as far as Middle River, not far from Baltimore. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday that it had confirmed the presence along the bay's upper western shore...

  • Oyster farmers seek quicker approval process

    Oyster farmers seek quicker approval process

    Maryland's fledgling oyster farming industry is seeing its growth hampered by government red tape and permitting delays, several aquaculture business owners told state and federal officials Tuesday. At a session organized by U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, oyster farmers said that despite some regulatory...

  • Md. landlords get warnings over lead paint

    Md. landlords get warnings over lead paint

    With many Maryland landlords failing to respond to the state's expanded effort to curb childhood lead poisoning, officials are mass-mailing pointed reminders this summer to tens of thousands of property owners to register their rental units or risk being fined. In mid-July, the state Department...

  • Housing chief suggests mothers may deliberately expose children to lead

    Housing chief suggests mothers may deliberately expose children to lead

    Gov. Larry Hogan's top housing official said Friday that he wants to look at loosening state lead paint poisoning laws, saying they could motivate a mother to deliberately poison her child to obtain free housing. Kenneth C. Holt, secretary of Housing, Community and Development, told an audience...

  • Climate change – bringing more stomach bugs to a coast near you?

    Climate change – bringing more stomach bugs to a coast near you?

    People who live along the coast may have more to fear from climate change than rising waters. A team of Maryland researchers has found evidence suggesting that the odds of getting sick from a salmonella infection go up, especially for coastal residents, as the shifting climate produces more extreme...

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