David Abel

A Globe staff writer since 1999, Abel has written extensively about Latin America, national security, higher education, poverty, travel, and many other subjects throughout New England. He 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

Communities vulnerable to climate change get $2m in state grants

By , Globe Staff

The Baker administration awarded more than $2 million in grants to 15 coastal communities to reduce their vulnerability to climate change.

Project reveals 20,000 leaks in Mass. gas lines

By , Globe Staff

The state’s aging natural gas pipelines are riddled with potentially dangerous and environmentally damaging leaks, many decades old.

Politicians want federal money to pay for fishing observers

By , Globe Staff

Governor Charlie Baker and the state’s congressional delegation are urging federal officials to pay for those who monitor fishermen.

State pushing to recycle more mattresses

By , Globe Staff

As landfills fill up fast, officials are prodding communities to recycle the 600,000 mattresses thrown out each year.