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

New England’s plants face significant threat, report says

By , Globe Staff

“If the plants are in trouble, the food at our dinner table — and much more — is in trouble,” said the director of a regional group.

State forest officials see silver lining in loss of red pines

By , Globe Staff

The trees’ deaths due to an invasive insect can clear the way for the restoration of other species at Myles Standish State Forest.

Boston’s winter vaults to top of snowfall records

By and Niko Emack-Bazelais , Globe Staff and Globe Correspondent

Sunday’s storm brought 2.9 inches of snow to Boston, bringing the total to just over 9 feet.

US aims to curb seafood fraud

By , Globe Staff

The Obama administration unveiled sweeping new measures to thwart the mislabeling of seafood and black-market fishing.