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

Massive fish fraud results in huge penalty for fishermen

By , Globe Staff

Authorities ordered scores of fishermen to return to shore after the owner of many of the boats didn’t account for the fish they caught.

Your car is a big environmental nemesis, and Mass. is stepping in

By , Globe Staff

Massachusetts wants to focus on limiting emissions from vehicles, which have surpassed power plants as the state’s largest source of greenhouse gases.

There’s a new tool in the fight to seal the state’s gas leaks

By , Globe Staff

National Grid, Eversource, and Columbia Gas can now use the Fluxbar to diagnose the size of gas leaks.

The trials of reporting from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

By , Globe Staff

Getting to Puerto Rico was hard. Getting around, staying over, and getting off the island? Even harder.