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

Hottest year on record an ‘unmistakable sign’ of human impact on environment

By , Globe Staff

In the 136 years scientists have been tracking global temperatures, there has never been a warmer month than this July.

The nation’s first offshore wind farm takes shape off R.I.

By , Globe Staff

The 30-megawatt project near Block Island’s shores will provide enough energy to power about 17,000 homes.

Something new in the chill, salt air: Hope

By , Globe Staff

The demise of the Grand Banks fishery left tens of thousands out of work, desperate, and angry, but there’s been a renaissance.

Federal judge rules against fishermen in suit over monitoring program

By , Globe Staff

The judge ruled it was legal to make fishermen to pay for government-trained monitors to observe their catch.