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

Weekly poll

Voters support expansion of bottle deposit law

By David Abel , Globe Staff

A new poll by the Boston Globe found that 62 percent of likely voters support expanding the state’s bottle deposit law.

Beacon Hill group aims to stop disabled ramps

By David Abel and Travis Andersen , Globe Staff

The neighborhood’s civic association says handicap ramps would mar the area’s historic character.

New EPA rules could lead to more beach closures

By David Abel , Globe Staff

The federal guidelines could result in more red flags to alert swimmers to unsafe conditions.

Gulf of Maine’s cod stock falling, study says

By David Abel , Globe Staff

The cod population in the gulf is plummeting even more steeply than previously thought, according to the assessment.