David Abel

An award-winning reporter on the Globe staff since 1999, David Abel has covered war in the Balkans, unrest in Latin America, national security issues in Washington D.C., terrorism in New York and Boston, and climate change and poverty in New England.

Abel, also a documentary filmmaker and an occasional professor of journalism, was part of the team that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for the paper’s coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. He now covers the environment for the Globe.

Latest stories

Trump’s EPA is said to cut scientists out of new water policy that threatens New England wetlands

By , Globe Staff

Scientists at the US Environmental Protection Agency are accusing the agency’s political appointees of ignoring their advice and barring them from shaping sweeping new guidelines as the Trump administration plans to announce a policy that could drastically curb protections of the nation’s streams and wetlands.

Recycling is becoming so expensive that some towns don’t know what to do

By , Globe Staff

The economics of recycling changed after China decided two years ago to stop accepting large amounts of paper and plastic from the US.

Massachusetts issues new standards for ‘forever chemicals’ in water supply

By , Globe Staff

Amid growing concerns about toxic chemicals in the water supply, state regulators issued new safety standards for groundwater on Friday.

N.Y. judge rejects suit against ExxonMobil, in case with Mass. implications

By , Globe Staff

In a closely watched lawsuit, the judge rejected allegations by state attorneys that ExxonMobil Corp. misled its investors about the costs of climate change.