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

  • Farm fencing to help the bay falling short, advocates say

    Farm fencing to help the bay falling short, advocates say

    When the Black Angus cows at Hunting Lotte farm want to cool off on hot summer days, they huddle in the shade of a big tree — not the refreshing waters of the stream that flows through the pasture. That's because years ago, the farm's owner fenced it off to keep his animals from eroding its banks...

  • UniStar withdraws bid to build 3rd Calvert Cliffs nuclear reactor

    UniStar withdraws bid to build 3rd Calvert Cliffs nuclear reactor

    The long-stalled bid to build a third reactor at Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant has officially ended. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently approved a request by UniStar Nuclear Energy, an arm of of French energy company Electricite de France, to withdraw its application for a license...

  • Utilities ordered to boost energy-saving efforts

    Utilities ordered to boost energy-saving efforts

    Maryland regulators ordered the state's electric utilities to boost their efforts to reduce power consumption, setting one of the most ambitious goals in the nation. The move drew praise from consumer and environmental advocates, but Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. called it a "challenging" mandate...

  • Amid concerns for their health, bees find a powerful buffet in an unlikely urban oasis

    Amid concerns for their health, bees find a powerful buffet in an unlikely urban oasis

    A bulldozer rumbled atop a massive construction-rubble landfill nearby as Sam Droege and Thom Wilson went bee-hunting beneath high-voltage power lines slicing across northeastern Baltimore. Every few steps he took, Droege — a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey — swiped the long-handled...

  • Teachers' union, Exelon top spenders on lobbying in Annapolis

    Teachers' union, Exelon top spenders on lobbying in Annapolis

    Political cynics are fond of urging taxpayers to hold onto their wallets when the General Assembly is in session. But that doesn't apply to businesses, industries and others with something to win or lose in Annapolis. The Maryland State Education Association, which was fighting deep school funding...

  • City paramedic dies after becoming ill on duty

    City paramedic dies after becoming ill on duty

    A young city paramedic died Friday after becoming ill while on duty a few days earlier, according to the chief of a volunteer fire department where the paramedic also served. Nicholas Hemingway, who was assigned to a medic unit at the Liberty Heights fire station in Baltimore, was hospitalized...

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