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

How do you get a $450,000 camera off the bottom of the sea?

By , Globe Staff

NOAA’s expensive camera system is vital to a survey of sea scallops, one of the region’s most lucrative fisheries.

SJC rules Mass. failed to issue proper regulations to cut emissions

By , Globe Staff

Environmental advocates hailed the decision by the state’s high court’s as a landmark.

Carbon emissions rising at New England power plants

By , Globe Staff

The revelations are a setback to the state’s legally mandated efforts to reduce greenhouse gases.

State and towns looking at tapping into hydropower

By , Globe Staff

As the state seeks new, clean sources of energy, there’s a growing call to tap into the potential power of many of the state’s nearly 3,000 unused dams.