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

To protect right whales, scientists propose major changes for lobstermen

By , Globe Staff

Scientists are proposing a novel idea that they say would protect the whales, but lobstermen are afraid that it could destroy their livelihoods.

After more than a year, Trump still doesn’t have a science adviser

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President Trump has yet to appoint a science adviser — longer than any president since World War II, when Franklin D. Roosevelt created the first White House post for a scientist.

Local group seeks lawsuit to aid right whales

By , Globe Staff

Over the past year, 18 right whales have died — a grave blow to a species with only about 450 left in the world.

How Al Gore feels about addressing climate change in the Trump era

By , Globe Staff

Former vice president Al Gore spoke to the Globe after his talk Wednesday at Tufts University.