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

Flight delayed? Try tweeting a seat


Like most companies, airlines are increasingly monitoring social media to respond to questions and complaints.

Icy waters halt MBTA ferry in Hingham Harbor

By and Aneri Pattani , Globe Staff | Globe Correspondent

A Hingham ferry carrying more than 100 passengers had to be towed into clearer waters after getting stuck in ice.

Deep freeze disrupting traffic on vital waterways

By , Globe Staff

The vast stretches of frozen seawater evident this winter are unlike anything local mariners can remember.

Erosion putting Sandwich on edge

By , Globe Staff

Sandwich residents say the Cape Cod Canal has impeded the natural flow of sand and starved their beaches.