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

Climate change will hit New England hard, report says

By , Globe Staff

The findings are in a draft of a major report about climate change awaiting the approval of the Trump administration.

Burning trees for fuel may soon qualify for state subsidies

By , Globe Staff

But environmental advocates have opposed the rules, saying they would in fact increase carbon emissions, create more pollution in the form of soot, and lead to greater deforestation.

State agrees with Trump administration to delay long-awaited water pollution rules

By , Globe Staff

A landmark plan to curb pollution in lakes, rivers, and streams throughout Massachusetts has been delayed for at least another year.

In Maine, a national monument may be in peril

By , Globe Staff

Will the more than 87,000 acres of wilderness in northern Maine designated as the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument survive as a monument?