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

Scientists cautious as NASA announces new Mars findings

By , Globe Staff

“I have low expectations of extant life,” one said after NASA provided the “strongest evidence yet” that water now exists on the planet.

Francis’ message resonates with local Catholics

By Jan Ransom and , Globe Staff

Local members of the faithful largely praised the pope for his remarks during the US visit.

Boy Scout organizations split over Nantucket property

By , Globe Staff

A plan to sell a patch of pristine island property has pitted leaders of Boy Scouts on Nantucket and Cape Cod against each other.

Tough times, no easy answers for Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant

By and , Globe Staff

Analysts are questioning the parent company’s ability to continue operating its beleaguered nuclear plants across the country.