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

For the first time, the universe is heard

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A team from MIT spearheaded the landmark discovery, which marked the first time scientists had detected gravitational waves.

Climate change poses threat to fish stocks, study finds

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Regional species like Atlantic salmon, winter flounder, bay scallops, ocean quoahags, and other species may face trouble.

MIT joins global hunt for ways to cut carbon

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MIT is accelerating a push to find technological solutions to curbing carbon emissions.

US may ease rules on plovers

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Federal officials released a draft plan that would allow beach officials far more flexibility in managing the birds.