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

A close encounter of the public service kind: Mike Dukakis, at 84, still walking the walk

By , Globe Staff

The Duke is doing what he has done for decades: cleaning up after others, looking after his city, without anyone looking.

It’s ‘the last frontier on Earth that’s truly not well understood,’ and scientists are about to explore it

By , Globe Staff

Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will be visiting an area of the ocean shrouded in mystery, hoping to learn more about the region and ultimately help preserve it.

Decommissioning of Pilgrim nuclear power plant being transferred to Holtec International

By , Globe Staff

Holtec International will receive the assets of the Pilgrim facility and another in Michigan under the terms of the arrangement.

Law credited with protecting fish and livelihoods is being targeted by GOP

By , Globe Staff

Fishing regulations have helped revitalize certain species and now some Republicans in Congress want to give more leeway to local councils in rebuilding overfished stocks.