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

Federal officials want fishermen to pay for catch monitors

By , Globe Staff

Fishermen insist they can’t afford to pay the $710 it would cost each time observers accompany them to sea.

State fails to meet guidelines on lead in homes

By , Globe Staff

New legislation would allow municipalities to set their own rules on lead inspections and removal.

One Fund Boston completes its mission

By , Globe Staff

The charity established to help survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings said it has “completed its mission.”

Alaska sea ice shows effect of climate change

By , Globe Staff

The Arctic ice is melting fast, the warmth tied to the emissions of modern life. But it is the ancient ways that are most at risk.