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

  • Md. has head start in meeting controversial federal climate rules

    Md. has head start in meeting controversial federal climate rules

    With its initiatives to curb climate-altering power plant emissions and to promote renewable energy, Maryland has a head start in complying with the Clean Power Plan that President Barack Obama unveiled Monday, federal and state officials said. Obama's plan drew praise from Maryland's Democratic...

  • Port rushes to protect its auto import business from storm-driven flooding

    Port rushes to protect its auto import business from storm-driven flooding

    After a series of torrential downpours in the past two years flooded hundreds of new cars and trucks at Dundalk Marine Terminal, state officials are scrambling to upgrade the port facility's old, overmatched storm drains. The Maryland Port Administration wants to sidestep state procurement rules...

  • Bay grasses continue rebound, though lack of diversity a concern

    Bay grasses continue rebound, though lack of diversity a concern

    Underwater grasses continue to rebound across the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland and Virginia scientists reported Thursday, with aerial surveys showing a 27 percent expansion last year. The two-state survey tallied nearly 76,000 acres of grasses growing in creeks, coves and other shallow waters, including...

  • New Hogan smog plan fails to satisfy power plants, environmentalists

    New Hogan smog plan fails to satisfy power plants, environmentalists

    Maryland regulators unveiled a plan Tuesday for reducing smog-forming pollution from coal-burning power plants, but it drew criticism from both the industry and environmentalists. George S. "Tad" Aburn Jr., air-quality chief for the Maryland Department of the Environment, told power plant representatives...

  • Endangered sea turtles released at Ocean City

    Endangered sea turtles released at Ocean City

    Three Kemp's ridley sea turtles hit the surf at Ocean City Monday morning, returned to the wild by the National Aquarium after a prolonged rehabilitation. The three were rescued in Cape Cod in November 2014, where they were found stranded and suffering from "cold stun,'' a sea turtle equivalent...

  • Two puffins hatch at Aquarium

    Two puffins hatch at Aquarium

    Don't look now, but the National Aquarium's faux sea cliffs have two new occupants – a pair of Atlantic puffin chicks named Penne and Valjean. The two hatched July 6 and 11, the aquarium announced Monday. They are the sixth and seventh puffin chicks to hatch successfully in the aquarium's Sea Cliffs...

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