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

On Nantucket, wealthy residents oppose housing for seasonal employees

By , Globe Staff

A dorm is needed to address the island’s housing crisis, which has made it so hard to find affordable apartments that some workers have been sleeping on basement floors or in old shipping containers, officials say.

The ‘Codfather’ is behind bars, and New Bedford’s economy is paying the price

By , Globe Staff

Many captains and crews, banned from operating after the fall of disgraced fishing mogul Carlos “The Codfather” Rafael, are wondering when they will be able to fish again.

Pilgrim nuclear plant closes for third time this year

By , Globe Staff

The 45-year-old plant in Plymouth stopped operating last Friday as a result of a “potential issue with . . . one of our two feedwater regulation valves,” a spokesman for the plant said.

Ed Markey calls on nuclear regulators to protect plants against rising seas

By , Globe Staff

Senator Ed Markey expressed “serious concerns” about how Pilgrim plans to store spent fuel.