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

A decade later, the state still hasn’t enforced laws curbing mercury

By , Globe Staff

More than a decade after Mass. lawmakers passed sweeping legislation, state regulators have failed to enforce this law.

Former Long Island drug treatment program gets a new home

By , Globe Staff

Three years ago, Boston lost 742 beds for the homeless and 225 beds for those in recovery programs.

White House puts advisory panel for Cape preserve on hold

By , Globe Staff

An order has raised fears that the administration could disband the commission or pack it with new appointees.

Legacy of Seabrook nuclear protest debated

By , Globe Staff

Decades ago, Renny Cushing led hundreds of protesters through the front gates of perhaps the nation’s most controversial construction site.