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 now covers the environment for the Globe.

Latest stories

Bristol DA drops charges, says protesters were right

By David Abel , Globe Staff

Two activists said they were acting to reduce harm to the planet when they blocked a coal shipment to Brayton Point power plant.

9/11 names to remember are fading away

By David Abel , Globe Staff

The memorial in the Boston Public Garden appears to be deteriorating.

Beacon Hill activist seeks handicap ramps’ replacement

By David Abel , Globe Staff

A Beacon Hill Civic Association member urged the state to redo the ramps with materials “appropriate” to Beacon Hill.

Peter Theo Curtis grateful to those who won his release

By David Abel and John R. Ellement , Globe Staff

“I had no idea that so much effort was being expended on my behalf,” the former captive said in brief remarks.