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

Animal advocates say removal of database hurts efforts to prevent abuse

By , Globe Staff

Federal officials in February abruptly removed long-public information on health and safety violations from a searchable database online.

Day shelter to target problems on ‘Methadone Mile’

By , Globe Staff

Illicit activity and loitering at Mass. Ave. and Melnea Cass Boulevard has reached a breaking point, city officials said.

Boston posts data that disappeared from EPA’s website

By , Globe Staff

In the Trump era, data has disappeared from the environmental agency’s website. Now, Boston is returning the info to the public sphere.

Water at state’s largest prison raises concerns

By , Globe Staff

A Globe review found that 43 percent of water samples collected at MCI-Norfolk since 2011 showed elevated levels of manganese.